Rossmoyne-based Carnatic musical group scores Fairbridge Festival slot


Sivapriya Inthunesan, Yasotha Ponnuthurai, Thayalini Nagendran and Sudarshini Sureshkanan. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d479308
Sivapriya Inthunesan, Yasotha Ponnuthurai, Thayalini Nagendran and Sudarshini Sureshkanan. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d479308

A ROSSMOYNE-based music group will perform Carnatic music at the Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra in April.

The group secured a 45-minute slot and is also calling for expressions of interest for a 10-day workshop from April 17 to 26.

Yaso Ponnuthurai is a City of Canning councillor, a Carnatic music enthusiast and a member of the Perth Neyveli Sishyakulam, which was established to perform at music festivals.

Overarching body Indiaeye organises concerts in Perth by Indian maestros, while the Perth NSG aims to take Carnatic music to a broader audience.

“Perth NSG comprises Indian Carnatic Music enthusiasts, including both vocalists and instrumentalists,” Cr Ponnuthurai said.

“Perth NSG is fortunate to have a high calibre artist, Shri Neyvelli Santhanagopalan, as a guru and mentor.”

Cr Ponnuthurai learned vocal music as a child before playing the veena and her family has a strong interest in music.

Cr Ponnuthurai said Indiaeye started promoting Carnatic music in Perth in 2004.

The April workshop will cater to all skills levels with a teacher specialising in mridangam drum and one in violin.

The first half of the workshop series will be held at Willetton Pavilion from April 17 to 20, and Rossmoyne Hall from April 23 to 26.

Email yaso@vikay.com.au for more information or call 0419 951 378.

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