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  1. 2020 Local Talent Showcase

    February 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm MST
  2. Shashank Subramanyam

    April 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT
  3. Nayan Ghosh & Ishaan Ghosh

    June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT
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Saturday November 2nd, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

TONIGHT - don't miss our SEASON FINALE

Flautist VAMSHIDHAR VENKATESHA
Violinist SANDHYA SRINATH
Percussion (mridangam) SHRIRAM BHARAMANANDAM

Tickets at raga-mala.com

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Tuesday October 29th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

Coming Saturday evening – accompanying the brilliant flautist VAMSHIDHAR VENKATESHA – are Sandhya Srinath on violin and Shriram Bhramanandam on mridangam.

This, the final concert of our 2019 season, will be a masterful conclusion and an enriching experience to carry you through winter.

You can prepurchase tickets online now at raga-mala.com

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Thursday October 24th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

SEASON FINALE: Vamshidhar Venkatesha, flautist.

“...blending tradition, soothing melody and enriched nuances of raga and devotion”

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Sandhya Srinath, violin
Shriram Bhramanandam, mridangam

Tickets at raga-mala.com

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Sunday October 20th, 2019

Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society

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Sunday October 20th, 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.