Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tamil Saraswati Puja concert in Navratri

My tabla school recently had a special event, participating in a home concert for Saraswati Puja. In my Guru-ji's Bengali tradition, we celebrate Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami in January or February, but the Tamil community celebrate it as part of Sharad Navratri (9 nights of the goddess, in October). All tabla accompaniment was provided by my students or myself. After the concert we enjoyed some delicious Sri Lankan food. Thanks to the Sivaananthan family for inviting us!

 Sivamsan opened with tabla solo

 Brother and sister Jesinthan (tabla) and Anju (sitar) Ketheeswaran

 Sanjey accompanying Gayatri (veena)

Yuki performed Dhrupad - alap, jor, jhala, gats in chautaal and shultaal - and two bhajans.

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