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SWARANJALI A Live Musical Concert


The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will host an online musical evening SWARANJALI to pay tribute to Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj on Wednesday, September 30 at 7.00 p.m.

Pandit Jasraj was an acclaimed Indian classical vocalist who mesmerised music lovers around the globe for several decades. A proponent of the North Indian style of Hindustani classical music, he was also a Guru, training several generations of musicians in the nuances of Mewati Gharana. His death, on August 17, 2020, at the age of 90, has left a deep void in the Indian cultural sphere.

An online musical tribute to Pandit Jasraj would be paid by Rashmi Sangeetha, one of the emerging artistes of Sri Lanka. Rashmi Sangeetha completed her Post graduate degree (M.Music) in North Indian classical music from the Benaras Hindu University, India and is now working as a senior lecturer at the University of Visual and Performing Arts.

She has been a jury member at various award ceremonies, including the State Music Ceremony organised by the Department of Culture, Government of Sri Lanka. She has received several awards in Sri Lanka and India, including the Pandith Om Kaaranaatha Thakur Memorial Award twice for the most outstanding performance at the Post Graduate Degree. Rashmi Sangeetha has also released several albums and sung songs for Sri Lankan tele-drams and films. She is also an ‘A’ grade artiste in classical and light music at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation.

The online musical tribute program would be webcast live on Facebook page of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre: https://www.facebook.com/ICCRSriLanka