Shantala Subramanyam to Perform at Global Fridays 2015

Shantala Subramanyam
Shantala Subramanyam
Carnatic music master Shantala Subramanyam with Avaneeswaram Vinu and Palghat Mahesh are set to perform “Divine Sounds of the Bamboo Flute” on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Arab American National Museum (AANM)’s Global Fridays 2015 series. Shantala Subramanyam and her colleagues will present a workshop at 5:30 p.m. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in The Annex at AANM.

Shantala Subramanyam grew up in a prominent Indian musical family. Her earliest lessons were in Carnatic vocal music and the complex drumming patterns of Indian classical music. She later focused on the flute, originally as an accompanist and eventually a soloist.

The southern Indian Carnatic style is largely derived from vocal music and remained less influenced by Arabic and Persian music than the northern Indian Hindustani style. In addition to Subramanyam’s dexterous flute playing, this concert features Avaneeswaram Vinu on violin and Palghat Mahesh on percussion.

Presented in conjunction with Great Lakes Aradhana Committee (GLAC).

Workshop + concert tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for AANM Members. Concert-only tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for AANM Members.

Workshop + concert tickets and concert-only tickets are available in advance online at www.arabamericanmuseum.org; concert-only tickets also available at the door. No walk-ups for workshops.

Complete information is available at www.arabamericanmuseum.org or by calling 313.582.2266.

The Museum is located at 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48126. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday; Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $8 for adults; $4 for students, seniors and children 6-12; ages 5 and under and Museum Members, free.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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