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World Music Festival Chicago 2015 is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

World Music Festival - Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

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For the 3rd year, spanning 12 hours and featuring dozens of performers, Ragamala offers a jaw-dropping assortment of Indian classical music from some of its greatest and emerging practitioners. Ragamala functions as the perfect, immersive introduction to the classical music of India. Not only are both the music of the north (Hindustani) and the south (Carnatic) represented, but listeners will also get the rare chance to hear ragas performed at the time of day they were originally composed for—a facet of the tradition lost in the west.


(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, September 18-Saturday, September 19, 2015


Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley HallLyon Leifer

78 E. Washington St.



  • 8–9:15pm: Lyon Leifer, bansuri with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla
  • 9:30–10:30pm: Sara Ranganathan, veena with Ganapathi Ranganathan, mridangam
  • 10:45pm–midnight: Kala Ramnath, violin with Abhijit Bannerjee, tabla
  • 12:15–1:30am: Sanhita Nandi, vocal with Shyam Kane, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
  • 1:45–2:45am: Guruprasad, Carnatic Flute with Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam and violinSara Ranganathan
  • 2:55–3:55am: Manjiri Vaishampayan, vocal with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
  • 4:05–5:05am: Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam with Kalapriya Dancers
  • 5:15–6:15am: Minu Pasupathi, Carnatic Vocal and Akshaya Kannan, vocal support with flute and tabla
  • 6:25–8am: Kartik Seshadri, sitar with Shyam Kane, tabla