The Singing Violin of India Kala Ramnath and Indian percussionist
by Shrutee K/DNS
Sivamani mesmerize the audience with their maiden performance together at Siddhivinayak Temple’s Maghi Mahotsav
The thousands of devotees who visited Siddhivinayal Temple’s Maghi Mahotsav were left spell bound with the first musical performance of duo Kala Ramnath and Sivamani.
Ganesh Jayanti also known as Maghi Ganeshotsav is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha is celebrated every year with great excitement at the Siddhivinayak Temple. To add to the auspicious celebration , Kala Ramnath and Sivamani came together and performed for the audience. The jugalbandi between the two created magic and the whole place was mesmerized in the beautiful vibe and music created by both.
Speaking at the occasion, Kala Ramnath said, “It is a pleasure for me to perform with Sivamani anna. He has time and again reinvented himself . He knows how to connect with audience across ages and genres and for a musician. I am here today , thanks to my beautiful audience and there is no bigger blessing than the love we get from our people.”
Recently acclaimed percussionist Bickram Ghosh collaborated with Kala Ramnath for his latest album “Paper Boats”which features some of the most accomplished artistes from across the globe, from Greg Ellis to George Brooks. Ghosh has scored the music for the 7-track album; Paper Boats was released recently worldwide.
Ms Ramnath has performed at Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Carnegie Hall, New York, Palais De Bozar, Brussels, Theatre De Laa Ville, Paris, North Sea Festival, Cape Town, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia, Tropen Museum Amsterdam, to name a few.
About Kala Ramnath: Kala Ramnath is an Indian classical violinist. She belongs to the Mewati gharana. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskaar in 2016, Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman in 2008 and the Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar in 1999. Composition of Kala Ramnath featured in the Grammy Award-winning album “In 27 Pieces”. She is a featured artist in the Grammy nominated album ‘Miles from India’ . Kala is Recognized as one of the fifty best instrumentalists of the world by the prestigious ‘Songlines’ Magazine. Kala is the first Indian violinist to be featured in the violin Bible, ‘The Strad’.