Our Last Hurrah! Our Swan Song!!

Ragamala  Presents

A Carnatic classical Vina concert

by The Chandramoulis

Sreevidhya Chandramouli – Vina

Narayanan Chandramouli – Vina

Sushruta Chandramouli – Vina

Lakshman Mahadevan – Mridangam

Sunday, November 16 at 11:00 am

University of Washington, Music Building

Brechemin Auditorium

Tickets: 2014 Members Free, Non-members $10

A Hindustani classical vocal concert

by Srivani Jade

Vivek Datar – Harmonium

Ravi Albright – Tabla

Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 pm

University of Washington, Music Building

Brechemin Auditorium

Tickets: 2014 Members Free, Non-members $10

Our Last Hurrah! Our Swan Song!!

Ragamala was founded in 1981. In the 34 years of its operation, the organization has presented over 400 events of a varied sort: Concerts of Music and Dance, festivals, lecture-demonstrations, and occasionally films as well. Most artists have been drawn from India, but there have been presentations by artists from Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, and Indonesia also. Almost every celebrated Musician from India has presented at least one concert here, and has gone away with the firm impression that Seattle is a venue that has a serious and sophisticated listening public. Their impressions have led to other younger musicians to seek a performance through Ragamala. We have basked in the wonderful warmth of their affection, and enjoyed their artistry.

But times change. Changing social priorities and tastes have led to a paucity of members, volunteers and listeners. Today’s music lovers do not seem to enjoy listening as much as participating. This is evidenced by a considerable number of performing groups that operate in our metropolitan area, which are well supplied with performers and audiences for a more popular style of Music. As a result, Ragamala’s board has concluded that Ragamala’s mode of operation should be changed. As of next year, Ragamala will not present performances on its own. However, it will remain in existence, through some sorts of collaborations with Dept. of Ethnomusicology of U of W and in the form of support, in a limited capacity, to local organizations with similar mission.

These last two performances detailed in this flyer feature two wonderful artists who are associated with the Pacific Northwest. Fittingly, they represent the two main traditions of Music: Hindustani and Carnatic. With these Ragamala bids a very grateful adieu to its public: All the members, volunteers, donors, listeners and well-wishers that have made the organization viable and vibrant for so many years. Our sincere thanks to all of you for your support all these years.

Ramesh Gangolli
Mohan Khandekar
For Ragamala