Performances by world renowned violinist & mridangam duo Shreya Devnath & Praveen Sparsh plus local artists versed in music & dance.
About this Event
A violin - mridangam duet
by Shreya Devnath and Praveen Sparsh
Shreya Devnath and Praveen Sparsh bring you songs of traditional Indian Music, a journey through classical and folk cultures. Songs of freedom, love, joy and self belief presented in a seamless blend of composed and improvised music. The pieces will draw from the diverse cultural background that India is blessed with, exploring the lyrical and musical ideas of composers from across the country, each of whom had their own journey, but found ultimately, liberation through their music and faith.
Shreya and Praveen will explore these pieces with different emotional and musical intensities, interpreting them through the violin, vocals, multi-percussion and spoken word. As a primarily instrumental concert, the musicality of these compositions will be brought forth through the simple and pure magic of melody, rhythm and aesthetics.
Shreya Devnath is a student of the legendary Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. She is a well- established solo violinist, who also curates, performs and tours with “A Carnatic Quartet”, a Carnatic instrumental ensemble, as also “An Experiment with Sound and Music”, a duet with percussionist Praveen Sparsh. A capable vocalist, and committed teacher, Shreya handles students from different parts of the world. She has toured the US and UK extensively, as also Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Dubai for concerts and workshops. She has scored and performed music for plays, ad jingles and short films. Shreya has also created music outreach programs for underprivileged children, with the intent of spreading the joy of music far, wide and deep. Her music is characterised by substance and freshness, a journey for the artiste and the audience.
Praveen Sparsh is one of the most sought after Mridangam exponents in the field of Carnatic music today. Having trained in the mridangam under Guruvayur Sri Dorai from the age of five, Praveen is now also a multi percussionist and a music producer who has scored and performed music for plays, ad jingles and short films. He has toured the United States extensively, as also, countries like Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, Amsterdam, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Jakarta, Sydney, Melbourne, Israel and Palestine. Praveen’s perception of music is as nuanced as it is precise, and his boundless artistic curiosity reflects in his wide array of musical explorations.
Wiltshire and Swindon based artists affiliated with SAPAC
Indira Roy Chowdhary – hindustani classical vocalist
Vathsala Ragavan – carnatic classical vocalist
Archana Udupa – classical bharatnatyam dance
Bharatnatyam Fusion Dance – Thillana
Arunrima Peshwe – flute recital
Shivani Sharma – classical kathak dance