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A Fusion Concert.
The MANdolin & beyond...
Celebrating the legacy of Padmashri U.Shrinivas
U. Srinivas was a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro, prodigy, trailblazer and composer belonging to the classical Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India. He pioneered the introduction of the mandolin, a western instrument, into classical Carnatic music. Recognized worldwide as a colossus and the rarest of musical geniuses, he is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music. "George Harrison's favourite piece of Indian music was Mandolin Ecstasy, an album recorded by a child prodigy from Madras called U Srinivas at the age of 13. It was, like, my dad's favourite album of all time," says (Dhani) Harrison.
Featuring India's renowned classical vocalist Padma Shri Awardee Aruna Sairam. Accompanying her are U. Rajesh, mandolin player par excellence and brother of U. Srinivas, "flying fingers" Stephen Devassy on keyboards who has performed with Oscar Winner A. R. Rahman, famous drummer and music arranger Ranjit Barot along with Vijay Ghate on tabla and the upcoming 16 year old bassist Mohini Dey. Together they will bring soulful music to the audience which will leave everyone spellbound.
This event is brought to you by Artecompass Pte Ltd in association with Srinivas Institute of World Music (SIOWM) in Chennai, a music school started by U Srinivas. He taught a number of students gratis. Srinivas has trained many students worldwide, many of whom have studied with him and U. Rajesh. U. Rajesh continues his legacy teaching their students at the SIOWM.
The concert is our tribute to the MAN and the instrument which has become synonymous with U Srinivas, who continues to inspire us with his.