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

Friday, September 8-Saturday, September 9, 2017 • 6:30pm-10am

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall & Millennium Park, Great Lawn • Free Admission • All Ages

World Music Festival  >  Ragamala


Roopa Panesar(click on image to enlarge)


For the 5th year, spanning 15 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.

Presented in collaboration with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts


Evolution of Songs from Indian Films: 1930-2017Anjali Ray


Anjali Ray, vocals with Rishi Thakkar, tabla + Anis Chandnani, harmonium

(Sunset - 7:12pm)


The stories of "Ahimsa: Non-Violence"


 Anindo Chatterjee

Rhythms of India


Anindo Chatterjee, tabla with Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla and Rohan Misra, sarangi






12-1:30amAmbi Subramaniam

Alam Khan, sarode with Ambi Subramaniam, violin with Salar Nader, tabla and Mahesh Krishnamurthy, mridangam

Hindustani - Santoor + Tabla from North India


Satish Vyas, santoor with Anindo Chatterjee, tabla


Music from Abhang & Carnatic Traditions


Shiv Subramaniam, vocals, Sruti Sarathy, violin, Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam


JugalbandiRoopa Panesar


Roopa Panesar, sitar with Prishanna Thevarajah, mridangam and Nitin Mitta, tabla



Awakening the Gods

Conducted by Ahila Devi Vigneshwaran


(Sunrise @ 6:25am)


Yoga + Gong Meditation @ Millennium Park, Great Lawn

Zen Yoga Garage + GongLab


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Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
3rd Floor South
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center
Building Hours:

  • Monday–Thursday, 9am–7pm
  • Friday, 9am–6pm
  • Saturday, 9am–6pm
  • Sunday, 10am–6pm

Closed Holidays, except:

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    • Pulaski Day (Mar. 6), 9am-7pm
    • Easter (Apr. 16), 10am-6pm
    • Columbus Day (Oct. 9), 9am-7pm
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