Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Participants will study melody and rhythm (raga and tala) and learn about improvisation in this form of music. Participants would be able to name at least five melodies (ragas) and three rhythms (talas) also begin to create their own ideas for improvisation and model it to others. 2: Creating opportunities to engage audiences in the discussion and understanding of Indian music in the State of Minnesota. By bringing Melodies and Rhythms of India -Improvisation to new venues in Rochester, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities with the support of local communities in the areas.
This was demonstrated by audience/students who modeled the chosen melodies ragas and rhythm cycle talas in a unique presentation experience. Per Evaluation Document by Becca Barniskis. Also this sample feedback exemplified in the May 9 concert at Mayo, that Nirmala Rajasekar is a master at explaining the complexity and depth of Carnatic music—both its origins and structure and grammar. She has a way of breaking down the mathematics of the music (its rhythmic structure or talam) that allows listeners to understand while still appreciating the sheer sophistication of the music. Her ability to weave lecture, training and performance together into a cohesive and interesting whole is unparalleled. 2: Public and students from various walks of life across several counties in Minnesota increased their awareness of Indian Music. Melody and Rhythm evaluation summary by Becca Barniskis: This evaluation is part of a summary that allows Nirmala Rajasekar to better understand what audience members are hearing and what questions they have. Her ultimate goal is to refine the short community performance experience so that it is aesthetically satisfying and still educative in an interesting way to the people in the room, no matter their background in Carnatic music. This report is based on information and audience response gathered from and recorded at various performances in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
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