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Sunday October 20th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

Vyjayanthi and Prateeksha Kashi - acclaimed mother - daughter duo in a Kuchipudi dance - drama performance last night. Thank you to our wonderful and supportive audience for attending the concert! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday October 20th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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Saturday October 19th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

TONIGHT! See this acclaimed mother and daughter duo in a Kuchipudi dance-drama performance.

Tickets available: raga-mala.com

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Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

This Saturday! Tickets still available at raga-mala.com

"Vyjayanthi Kashi is one of the most respected classical dancers of India."

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Wednesday October 9th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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Why "Raga Mala" ?

To say that a 'Raga' is a scale, or a set of notes with a prescribed way of ascending and descending, is an understatement.

A Raga is much more vast than this as it encompasses not only melodic structure, but the vibrations created by the combination of these notes. These vibrations have the ability to stir human emotions — each Raga becomes associated with a certain mood that the performer is trying to establish with his listener. Additionally, these moods are more appropriately expressed at certain times of day — beginning with spiritual and devotional in the morning, and moving towards romance and pathos in the evening. Other Ragas are expressed during seasonal changes where some are played during monsoons, and others are played in Spring.

A skilled musician renders a Raga by taking into consideration nature, time, and human emotion to create a musical experience for the listener.

The word ‘Mala’ literally means a garland. In India, when one wishes to pay respect to someone of high esteem, it is not uncommon to offer them garland of flowers. This gesture can be seen in temples with deities, wedding ceremonies, and other auspicious events.

We, the Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society, take this opportunity to welcome you, our esteemed audience member, with a garland of ragas, known as Raga Mala.