lundi 4 avril 2022

InChorus #14 Plucking Ragams - Indian tour - April 2022

As part of Bonjour India Festival – 2022

Kalasetu and Alliance Française de Delhi are presenting "Plucking Ragams – French harp tunes on Indian vocals and mridangam", the 14th InChorus project with Lina Bellard (vocal and harp), Brindha Manickavasakan (Carnatic vocal) and Aswini S. (mridangam).
Three dates to discover these wonderful women musicians.
6th April – Alliance française of Ahmedabad
8th April – Alliance française of Pune (Mazda hall)
13th April – Alliance française of Delhi (Samvet auditorium, IGNCA)
- Free entry, open to all
The artists will be in residency in the Alliance française of Ahmedabad from 1st to 5th of April.
The events are organized in collaboration with the Ambassade de France en Inde, l'Institut français and the network of Alliances françaises in India.
Presentation of the artists:
Lina Bellard
A musician from Brittany, France, harpist and singer, Lina Bellard reinvests in her work, the influences of three other cultural areas: South India where she spent her childhood probably made her aware of the specific riches of modal music. She then discovered in the Poitou of her adolescence the strength of traditional dances. The Périgord, where her family is from, is the third part of her cultural heritage that she invests in. In 2011, she trained under the artistic direction of singer Erik Marchand, then obtained a fellowship grant allowing her to follow the musical education and personalized artistic advice of Titi Robin.
Brindha Manickavasakan
Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music. She has been performing for the past 17 years. She is currently undergoing advanced training underSuguna Varadachari. A Masters degree holder in Biostatistics from Georgetown University and Music from Madras University, she is presently pursuing her Ph.D. in music at Madras University. An A graded artist of All India Radio, Brindha regularly performs in Chennai, all over India, many countries including the US and across the Gulf.
Aswini S.
Aswini S. is the youngest professional girl Mridangist in India. She started her training in Mridangam from Padmashri Dr. T.K. Murthy. She has received many prestigious awards and accolades and also won many prizes.
[In]Chorus is a cycle of musical meetings organized by the Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural association Kalasetu for the promotion of South Asian traditional Performing Arts and exchanges between Indian and French artists. [InChorus] offers a platform for creation dedicated to young promising musicians, of all genres, settled in India and in France through residencies, concerts and workshops. They encourage talented Indian musicians to take part in the development of a musical project or to strengthen an already existing collaboration with a Francophone artist.
The festival Bonjour India is organized with the support of BNP Paribas, Pernod Ricard India, Airbus, Tata, and many other sponsors.

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