Plucking Ragams – French harp tunes on Indian vocals and Mridangam

Plucking Ragams – French harp tunes Indian vocals Mridangam IGNCA Janpath Creative

Date and Time: 13 April 2022, 7pm

Entry: by Registration, register at

Venue: SAMVET Auditorium, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 1, Central Vista (CV) Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Landmark: Opp. National Archives, adjoining India Gate Lawns
Venue Info: About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Central Sectt.' (Yellow Line and Violet Line)

Event Description: Plucking Ragams – French harp tunes on Indian vocals and Mridangam
Three incredible women musicians will present an amalgamation of breathtakingly diverse compositions, closely akin to the sole thread of music.

About the Artists

Lina Bellard 
A musician from Brittany, France, harpist and singer, Lina Bellard reinvests in her work, the influences of three other cultural areas. The South India where she spent her childhood probably made her aware of the specific riches of modal music. She then discovered in the Poitou of her adolescence the strength of traditional dances. The Périgord, where her family is from, is the third part of her cultural heritage that she invests in. In 2011, she trained under the artistic direction of singer Erik Marchand, then obtained a fellowship grant allowing her to follow the musical education and personalized artistic advice of Titi Robin.

Brindha Manickavasakan
Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music. She has been performing for the past 17 years. She is currently undergoing advanced training under vidushi Smt. Suguna Varadachari. A masters degree holder in Biostatistics from Georgetown University and Music from Madras University, she is presently pursuing her PhD in music at Madras University. An A graded artist of All India Radio, Brindha regularly performs in Chennai, all over India, many countries including the US and across the Gulf.

Aswini Srinivasan
Aswini Srinivasan is the youngest professional girl Mridangist in India. She started her training in Mridangam from Padmashri Dr. T.K. Murthy. Aswini has performed more than 1800 concerts all over India and abroad. She has received many prestigious awards and accolades and also won many prizes.

As part of Bonjour India Festival – 2022

Overall, Bonjour India will cover 19 cities across the country, showcasing Indo-French expertise and collaboration in innovation, education, research, science and technology, arts and culture.
This artistic, cultural, educational and social initiative is an Indo-French moment put together by the French cooperation network in India mainly comprising of the Embassy of France and its cultural service, the French Institute in India, the Alliance Française network and, the Consulates of France in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, with support from various public and private partners.

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