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New England Hindu Temple: Boston Mahalakshmi: [Sri Lakshmi Devotees] Sat 8/6/2011 Carnatic Concert by G.Srikanth(Vocal) *** Free Admission ***

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Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM
Subject: [SriLakshmiDevotees] Sat 8/6/2011 Carnatic Concert by G.Srikanth(Vocal) *** Free Admission ***



 SriLakshmi Temple    

  (A Unit of New England Hindu Temple Inc.)

117 Waverly Street,  Ashland, MA 01721


Proudly presents

B. P. Haribabu



G.Srikanth – Vocal

K.V.S.Vinay  Violin



 Saturday 6 August, 2011 04:30 PM

at SriLakshmi Temple, MA

 Admission to this concert is free.

SRIKANTH GOPALAKRISHNAN is a versatile vocalistfrom Chennai. He is the son and disciple of the veteran Smt. LEELAVATHYGOPALAKRISHNAN. He had his advanced training from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri T MThyagarajan and later from Sangeetha Choodamani Sri O S Thyagarajan. He is an AGraded artist of the AIR Chennai and holds a masters degree in Indian Music,apart from holding an Engineering degree in Computer Science. He has beenawarded  titles like Sangeetha Kala Sarathy, Gaana Kalaa bhaaskara etc. Heis a research scholar, done extensive work on the Haridaasa Movement ofKarnataka. He has released many cds and cassettes from different esteemedcompanies. He runs a School of Music where more than 200 students are impartedtraining in Carnatic music.


B. P. Haribabu, A versatile Mridangamexponent trained under the guidance of exemplary gurus `Kalaimamani' Sri. V.P.Ramadoss and `Kalaimamani' Sri. Thiruvaroor Bhakthavatchalam. Sri. Haribabu wasconferred the title `Vaadhya Visharadha' in 1988 recognizing his adeptness inthe art form. Relentless hard work, perseverance, creative talent mixed withcheerful countenance and impeccable synergy cemented his road to success. His22 years of profound expertise in the field has helped him attain accoladesworldwide. Besides being and expert Mridangist, he is equally proficient inPakwaj, Nattuvangam and Rhythm composing. His is the most sought-afterMridangist who has travelled over 20 countries, accompanying severaldistinguished artists, throughout the globe. He has accompanied more than 300 arangetrams.He, by his artistic talent has drafted a set of notations highly useful fordancers and accompanying artists. His creative aptitude and heal provoked himto set up `Craft Innovative' through which he provides creative assistance indesigning invitations, stage decor.


K.V.S. Vinay hails from a musicalfamily. He is the grandson of Sangeetha Kalanidhi late T.K. Jayarama Iyer,violinist and father of orchestration of Carnatic music. Born and raised inDelhi, Vinay had his initial training from Smt. Vanaja Aravamuthan and followedby training by late Sri V. Janakiraman and his uncle Sri Kovai B.Dakshinamurthy.  A concert performer forover two decades, Vinay has accompanied several leading musicians includingveterans and present stars. He has also performed as a soloist on numerousoccasions including the prestigious South Zone Hookup concert of All IndiaRadio. Vinay has performed in leading Sabhas in Delhi and Chennai and the US.Recently he has also started to expand his horizons by collaborating with expertsfrom other musical genres. Vinay has a PhD in Economics and currently lives & works in the Boston area.


Note: The regularly scheduled monthly Ayyappa Puja at 5:30 PM will start around 6:30 PM due to this concert on 8/6/2011 Saturday.


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