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sun16apr6:30 pmsun8:00 pmMarma - Chandana Bala Kalyan6:30 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+05:30) Event Type Music

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A multi lingual and multi generic confluence of Spiritual and Philosophical poetry in Contemporary Fusion.

"MARMA" is a multi- lingual and multi-generic confluence of devotional, spiritual and Philosophical poetry of Bhakti and Sufi saints of the Indian Sub continent presented in Contemporary fusion. The compositions cover a wide range of poets such as Kabir, Purandaradasa, Andal, Sadashiva Brahmendra, Meerabai, Warkari poets and so on. The compositions are presented in Light Classical and folk genres of the Indian Sub continent like Abhanga, Baul, Devaranama, Bhajan, Qawali, Heer , Krithi and so on. The renditions are interspersed with narration and brief description of the songs to engage the audience and to give them the "MARMA experience.

About the Artists

Chandana Bala Kalyan is a Carnatic Classical and Contemporary Singer and a Ted X speaker.She is an A graded artist both in Carnatic Classical and Devotional music from All India Radio. She has been performing as a soloist and with various band across the world. She has also lent her voices for many movies in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil most recent being RRR and Modern Love Hyderabad.

She has composed many songs which currently are a significant reportire of her Devotional project MARMA. She is known for her versatility and her the ease with which she can traverse through various genres.

She is a student of Dr. S Nataraja Murthy, Smt Rajamma Keshava Murthy, Sri R.K Srikanthan and now Sri H.S Sudhindra. She is a recipient of many awards like the Ananya yuva Puraskara, M.S Subbalakshmi Award, Nadajyoti puraskara and so on.

She has also appeared on T.V shows such as MTV Coke Studio with Amith Trivedi, Annamayya Paataku Pattaabhishekham on SVBC, Ra GA Ra Sa on ETv and so on.

With over 30 years in the music industry, Muthu kumar has made a niche for himself as a tabla player/ percussionist par excellence.

Having studied under tabla legends Ustad Allarakha and Ustad Zakir hussain, Muthu has traveled around the globe many times and performed on many prestigious stages and festivals.

He has accompanied the likes of AnupJalota, Alice Coltrane, Maynard Ferguson, John Barnes, Bill Laswell, Dana Gillespie, Bombay Jayashree, Chaka khan, Sonu Nigam, Grammy winner Ricky Kej, and Lucky Ali to name a few.

He is the founder of Rhythm Shala - a school for Indian percussions. Muthu is one of the pioneers into the field of Online Tabla learning with more than 100 students around the globe.

Muthu has collaborated with musicians around the world, across genres. He has recorded on numerous albums. He is the founder of popular bands - Mystik Vibes, Y Factor and Atmic Vision

Muthu’s drum circles “beat hunt”, are a much sought after stress buster.


Shyam Mahadevan is born and bought up in Bangalore. He started to play harmonium by himself from a young age and was able to learn it with help of online materials and by listening to a lot of Carnatic music. He has accompanied several artists for Namasankeertham to to name a few Bombay PS Krishnamurthy, U. Kalyanaraman, Erode Rajamani etc




April 16, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+05:30)

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