Vocalist Sangeetha Sivakumar visited Georgetown for a Carnatic music concert. She is known for her music’s crispness and clarity, as well as her creativity with traditional Carnatic music. Sivakumar’s vocals was accompanied by violinist HN Bhaskar and Poongulam Subramanian on the mridangam (a percussion instrument).
This event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University India Initiative and ānanda bhairavi.
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HN Bhaskar is an innovative and versatile violinist and composer. He trained with maestro Padma Bhushan Sri MS Gopalakrishnan. Bhaskar was rated a grade A violinist by All India Radio and has received the Sangeeth Natak Academy Award from the Government of India and the Best Violinist Award from the Music Academy Madras.
Sangeetha Sivakumar is a Carnatic vocalist. She is known for her creativity, technical skill with Carnatic music, and resonant crisp voice. Sivakumar sings in the style of the legendary GN Balasubramaniam (GNB Bani) and was trained by Smt Charumathi Ramachandran. She is deeply involved in initiatives to spread the reach of Carnatic music to children.
Poongulam Subramanian plays the mridangam. He trained with Vidwan Srimushnam Sri V. Raja Rao. Among his numerous awards are the Sangeetha Sapta Sagara from the Shanti Foundation and Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar. In addition to performance tours around the world, Subramanian also teaches mridangam to students at his school, Sri Swaminatha Thala Vidhyalaya.