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To kick off the MUSICAL BELONGINGS series, two of the most important female Indian musicians of our time will come to Berlin: violinist Kala Ramnath and veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh.

Kala Ramnath, known for fusion projects with Hilary Hahn, learned her unique singing style from Guru Pandit Jasraj. She comes from the North Indian Hindustani musical tradition. Jayanthi Kumaresh, representative of the Carnatic music tradition of South India, plays and teaches the Saraswati Veena, the Indian lute.

The first concert project is thus characterized by a double encounter: It is a meeting not only Europe’s and India’s lute music, but also of North and South Indian music. The concert presents the whole variety of ragas, the many melodic basic structures of India’s traditional music.

In the interplay and contrast between raga and the European tradition, new insights into the music of two continents emerge.

The musical introduction before the concert and the Q & A session afterwards will address differences and similarities. Additional speakers are Suddhaseel Sen from Mumbai, specialist for intercultural adaptations between India and Europe, as well as the ethnomusicologist Lars-Christian Koch, director for the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in the Humboldt Forum and specialist for Indian music.



Jayanthi Kumaresh
Kala Ramnath

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Musicians lautten compagney BERLIN

Violin – Pawel Miczka
Violin – Javier Aguilar Bruno
Flute und Tabla – Babua Pahari
Recorder – Martin Ripper
Viola – Ulrike Paetz
Gamba – Irene Klein
Cello – Jule Hinrichsen
Violone – Annette Rheinfurth
Trombone – Till Krause
Trombone – Christine Häusler
Dulcian – Olivia Palmer Baker
Lute – Andreas Nachtsheim
Lute – Maria Wilgos
Cembalo & Organ – Daniel Trumbull
Tabla, Whistler – Ravi Srinivasan
Percussion – Peter Bauer
Percussion – Richard Holzapfel