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Carnatic Music Concert

November 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Carnatic Violin ConcertThe Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) and the School of Music at the University of Florida present…

A Carnatic Music Concert and a Lecture-Demonstration on South Indian Classical Music by Dr. Lalitha Muthuswamy (Fulbright-Nehru Fellow, University of Iowa, 2013).

Featuring Dr. Lalitha Muthuswamy (violin) and accompanied by Keshav Nelavai (mridangam) & Kevin Singh (tabla).

Carnatic Music Concert:
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 7.30-9.00 pm
MUB 121, University of Florida

Lecture & Demonstration:
Friday, Nov. 15, 9.35-10.25 am
MUB 101, University of Florida

These events are free and open to the public.

About the Musicians:

Dr. Lalitha Muthuswamy (violin) is a violinist and a Fulbright-Nehru fellow at the University of Iowa. She is also the director of the MS Academy of Global Music. Dr Lalitha, as she is popularly known, performs South Indian classical, western classical, as well as fusion music. She received her Ph.D. in Music from the University of Madras and was awarded her first Fulbright in Performing Arts in 2005.

Dr. Lalitha is the recipient of several honors including the prestigious kalaimamani award given by the Tamilnadu government. She is also a fourth generation artist and comes from a renowned family of musicians, which includes her sister, M. Nandini, as well as her uncles, Dr. L. Shankar and Dr. L. Subramaniam.

Keshav Nelavai (mridangam) is a senior at Wiregrass Ranch High School, FL and has been playing the mridangam since he was eight years old. Keshav is a disciple of Sri Kumar Kanthan of New Jersey, and for the last five years, has also been learning fromĀ  Guru Sri Karaikuddi Mani. He won first place in the mridangam competition in the Cleveland Aradhana (Music Festival). Keshav has accompanied several musicians in Florida, played for South Indian classical dancers, and has also performed in concerts in the renowned Chennai December Music Season.

Kevin Singh (tabla) is a sophomore at the University of Florida. He is a student of the Delhi / Farrukhabad style of tabla for the past seven years. He began learning under Kadambari Aadesh of Bharatiya Vidya Sansthhaan and Dharmendra Ramdehal of the Nirvana Music School. He is currently learning music from Dexter Raghunanan.


November 15, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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