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Abhishek RaghuramHailing from southern India, Abhishek Raghuram (ah-BEE-shake ra-GOO-ram) is a leading vocalist in the Carnatic music tradition of southern India. Long ago, Indian classical music split into two major divisions along geographic lines, with the north being more closely related to the music of Persia while music of the south became among the most rhythmically complex musical forms in the world. Raghuram, a child prodigy in a legendary musical family, took up the quintessential two-headed drum known as the mridangam and began winning accolades as early as age 7. Just two years later, awards for vocal performance began to follow, and his reputation has grown rapidly ever since. Now, as a renowned and experienced international touring artist, his music has been called food for the intellect, mind, heart, and soul. While tradition and training have been central to Raghuram’s musical development, he has nonetheless developed his own stylistic voice within the form, and with the clout of his talented heritage behind him, he may well be on his way to creating a new bani, or school of style, for the world of Indian classical music. Just as in many early forms of Western classical music and the ongoing tradition of jazz, improvisation on a theme or scale—or, in this case, a raga—is where the discipline of training meets artistry in the moment. Joining Raghuram to set his harmonic and rhythmic world in motion will be B.U. Ganesh Prasad on the violin and Neyveli Narayanan on the mridangam.

PRE-SHOW / 2PM Join a member of the ICMAP community for a musical and historical introduction to the Carnatic music tradition / Stewart Center, room 310

ABHISHEK RAGHURAM

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$20

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$17

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$12

$10

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Sr. Citizen (62+)

$20

$16

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