Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah
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About the Event
The Boite presents two young Australian artists who bring together both aspects of their cultural identities in their musical performances.
Bhairavi Raman is a young Indian Australian violinist, balancing a portfolio career as an artist, director and consultant. Extensively trained in Carnatic (South Indian Classical) and Western Classical violin, she blends concepts and techniques from both disciplines to express her bicultural identity. She holds an AMusA in violin and has pursued advanced mentorship in India for the past ten years. With more than fifteen years' of performance experience across Australia and internationally, she has played at some of South India's oldest and most distinguished music venues, including the Madras Music Academy. Bhairavi has also engaged in intercultural collaborations with artists from a range of different disciplines including music, spoken word, poetry, dance and movement.
Nanthesh Sivarajah is a versatile percussionist based in Australia. Trained in both South Indian Classical and Western forms, he is proficient in several instruments including the mridangam, kanjira, ghatam, morsing, drum kit and several other instruments. He has performed with seasoned artists at prestigious venues in Australia and overseas. Nanthesh is also versed in other artistic media and runs Spectrum Kreative, a media company that specialises in photography, videography and audio engineering. He combines his broad artistic skill set to produce unique works.
Together, Bhairavi and Nanthesh are co-founders and Directors of 'Gamaka', a not for profit grassroots organisation that cultivates engagement in Carnatic music through carefully curated workshops and performances, with a focus on developing and amplifying the voices of emerging South Asian artists.
This performance is presented with support from Creative Victoria and City of Yarra.