Upcoming Events

  1. Vyjayanthi Kashi + Pratheeksha Kashi

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT
  2. Vamshidhar Venkatesha

    November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT

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Sunday September 15th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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Saturday September 14th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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Bonus: chai and cookies will be served.

Purbayan Chatterjee Gayatri Asokan Ojas Adhiya
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Thursday September 12th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

We're gearing up for this event. Looking forward to seeing you all and sharing in the experience together!

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Thursday September 5th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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www.raga-mala.com
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Purbayan Chatterjee #sitar Gayatri Asokan #ghazal #thumri and Ojas Adhiya #tabla
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General admission: $20 and Seniors/Students: $15
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September 14th, 7pm, at U of A Campus St Jean
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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.