Hindu YUVA invites you all to a Lecture-Demonstration of Indian classical music (both Carntic and Hindustani styles) conducted by Dr. Deepak Paramashivan.
Dr. Paramashivan will describe basic concepts of Raga, Tala (beats) and the commonality and differences between the North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic) styles. Demonstrations will be given using vocal music and Sarangi (a bowed stringed instrument.)
*** No prior knowledge of Indian classical music is necessary. ***
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Day: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Place: Savery Hall #260, University of Washington (Location on map)
A brief bio of Dr. Paramashivan: Born into a family of musicians, he started his training in Carnatic vocal and Veena at a tender age of five from Vidushi. R. Vasanthalakshmi of Mysore. Later he underwent rigorous training in the traditional Mysore style of Veena under Vid. D. Balakrishna. He is trained in Sitar in Vilayat Khani style for more than 10 years by Pt. Jayant Kumar Das. He learnt Hindustani vocal and Sarangi for 15 years from Ustad. Faiyaz Ahmed Khan of Dharwad. Currently Deepak is learning sarangi under the Sarangi maestro Padma Vibhushan Pt. Ram Narayan.
Dr. Paramashivan started giving public performances in Carnatic music at the age of 8. He has worked as an associate music director for Kannada cinema and tele-serials and extended vocal support and played sitar, veena and sarangi for movies, tele-serials, dance ballets and other musical projects. He has given numerous performances at AIR, and Doordarshan. On sarangi, he has given several solo performances, accompaniment support to leading vocalists and provided lehra saathi for tabla, sufiana and kathak dance shows.