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LB/2002
LB/2001
The BLUG
Speaker Name Layatharanga
Company
Talk Title Fusion Music: Layatharanga
Track Special
Scope General
Synopsis Layatharanga presents an evening of innovative fusion music, blending Indian and Western music into an enchanting and spellbinding musical adventure.
Speaker Profile LAYATHARANGA was founded in 1997 with an aim to capture the essence of Carnatic Classical music along with its newest contemporaries. A team of 7 musicians, it offers an exclusive and exhilarating fusion of Carnatic Classical and Western Music embedded also with Indian folk styles.

The team offers a unique collection of compositions that would come out of the shackles of traditional music and fuse different musical forms to brew a pleasing and foot tapping combination of sounds. Their dream bore fruit and thus was the genesis of Layatharanga. It crossed the boundaries of cities, states and even countries, to reach the hearts and souls of art lovers. People awed at the combination of various elements that brought to their ears, soothing and melodious music. Critics dug in with their bit. Well-wishers poured in with their morale boosters. Fans poured out their appreciation. Thus Layatharanga was nurtured by one and all.

Music rendered by Layatharanga is a symbol of hope that all eternal energies may harmoniously merge to bring about world peace and all round development. It is an attempt, in the musical way, to soothe the minds, which continuously encounter the onslaught of everyday challenges and heavy workload. It is also an effort to widen the horizon of art and people, of life itself.

Milestones

  • Punarnava - Released in Jun 1999 -- a Roaring Success.
  • Thandava - Released in May 2000 -- a most Popular Album.
  • Pranava - Released in March 2003


Performed individually and as a team with world renowned Music Maestros like Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Dr.L.Subramanyam, N.Ramani, M.S.Gopalakrishnan, K.J.Yesudas, T.N.Seshagopalan, Unnikrishnan, Keith Peters, Karl Peters, Nityashree Mahadevan, Kadri Gopalnath, Sudha Raghunath, S.P. Balasubramaniam, Amith Heri among others.

They have made their presence known in USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, England, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and many more countries worldwide.

Many leading publications have featured write-ups on Layatharanga, lauding their spirit and innovation.

Select Press Reviews

" You can't beat them! "
THE TIMES OF INDIA, December 22, 1999

" As an Experiment, LAYATHARANGA's ' PUNARNAVA' is an interesting attempt. It is a mixture of old and new that works. "
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS August 13, 1999

" New ripples in an ancient form "
THE HINDU, JULY 7, 2001

" The Unique experiment of fusing western and Indian classical music is successfully rendered by Layatharanga, thereby winning the hearts of wide range of audience."
PRAJAVANI, January 18, 2000

" The enchanting musical wave created thro' Mrudangam, Khanjira, Ghatam, Morsing, Konnakol, Tabla and Drums, by these youngsters, holds the audience in awe. "
Udayawani, July 31, 1999

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