- January 29, 2020
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Carnatic music is the classical music of South India. Its rich history and tradition makes it one of the gems of world music. Carnatic music was written to be sung, but the voice acts as an instrument, recreating, in a way, the sound of the veena—a stringed instrument typically used in Indian classical music, which you might compare to the sound and effect of a slide guitar. Written in the 12-note chromatic scale, the oscillation of the note changes are so difficult to notate, that the tradition must be passed down orally.
Join Carnatic vocalist and composer Sindhu Natarajan for an enchanting concert of Carnatic music.
Sindhu Natarajan is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist, composer and Bharatanatyam dancer. Sindhu hails from a family of musicians and started singing at a very young age. Sindhu initially had her Carnatic vocal training under her aunt, Smt. Vasanthi Kannan, and later learned under her grandfather, late Sri P.V. Natarajan. Sindhu is currently receiving advanced training from her other aunt, Smt Raji Gopalakrishnan and Sindhu regularly gives Carnatic vocal concerts in the Bay Area. Sindhu has provided vocal support for numerous Bharatnatyam Arangetrams and has worked with renowned dance schools both in the Bay Area and across the United States. In addition, she has composed music for multiple dance programs. Sindhu also learned Bharatanatyam under Smt. Mythili Kumar, and has been a company dancer for the Abhinaya dance company in San Jose for over a decade. This uniquely positions her to appreciate the nuances involved in providing vocal support for dancers.