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Bonjour India | [In]Chorus: Plucking Ragams | Concert

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Date(s) - 08/04/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


[In]Chorus: Plucking Ragams
French Harp on Carnatic Vocals and Mridangam

Dates: Friday, 8 April, 2022
Timing: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Mazda Hall, Dasture Primary School, Pune – 411001

Open to all | No registration required | Free Entry strictly on the basis of first-come, first served
Strict Adherence to Covid-19 Protocol

Note: (i) Guests may be required to comply with a temperature check (if requested), a proof of double vaccination and the wearing of masks.

(ii) There is no space for parking within the premises of the school. All private vehicles must be parked outside.

Image: Lina Bellard © Eric Legret

[In]Chorus presents ‘Plucking Ragams, an amalgamation of diverse compositions bound by the common thread of music!

About the Artists

Lina Bellard

A musician from Brittany, France, harpist and vocalist Lina Bellard takes inspiration from the modal music of South India, where she spent her childhood, as well as the the traditional dances of Poitou (France) and Périgord (France). In 2011, she trained under the artistic direction of singer Erik Marchand, then obtained a fellowship grant allowing her to train under the tutelage of Titi Robin.

Brindha Manickavasakan

Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music. A Master’s Degree holder in Biostatistics from Georgetown University, and in Music from Madras University, she is presently pursuing her PhD in Music at Madras University. An A graded artist of All India Radio, Manickavasakan regularly performs in Chennai, all over India, and overseas.

Aswini Srinivasan

Aswini Srinivasan is the youngest professional female Mridangist in India. She began training under the guidance of Padmashri Dr. T.K. Murthy. Srinivasan has performed at over 1800 concerts across the country. She has received several prestigious awards and accolades.

About The Production

Bellard, Manickavasagam and Srinivasan met online as part of an artists’ residency programme held within the framework of [In]Chorus. The musical production ‘Plucking Ragams’ is a culmination of the [In]Chorus programme, created by the Alliance Française de Delhi to promote emerging musicians of all genres.

The production is presented in Pune by Alliance Française de Pune, in association with The Poona Music Society, as a part of Bonjour India 2022 – an artistic, cultural, educational, and social initiative put together by the French Cooperation Network in India – including the Embassy of France in India, its cultural department the French Institute in India, the network of Alliances Françaises in India, and the Consulates of France.


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