In its aim to showcase Classical Carnatic musical traditions on the international touring circuit, EarthSync presents Veena virtuoso Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh live at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland – a renowned winter music festival featuring the finest of Scottish talent alongside musicians from all around the world. Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh will be playing two shows as part of the festival, and is also featured as part of Celtic Connection 2017’s celebration of inspiring women artists from around the world.
Carnatic Music on the International Stage
The Celtic Connections Festival – taking place from January 19th – February 5th 2017 – features over 2100 artists, 300 events, spread out across 20 venues in Glasgow. This year’s edition will see EarthSync showcasing the age old tradition of South Indian Carnatic music to the diverse international industry and audience that attends Celtic Connections.
“I’m looking forward to presenting the national instrument of India – the Saraswati Veena – to an international audience in Glasgow, introducing many of them to the textures of this instrument that has a 15000 year old tradition originating from the Vedic period” says Kumaresh, “I would like to give credit to EarthSync for taking this instrument far and wide where people haven’t heard of it – it’s a great service to the cause of Indian Classical music to facilitate this exposure”.
The performances are aimed at providing more international platforms for the music and culture of South India, fueled by a mission to support these age old traditions of music and help save some of these traditions from extinction. “The South of India is a cultural epicenter for Carnatic music, a hub of this ancient musical tradition that needs now more than ever to be preserved and shared with more audiences worldwide” says EarthSync’s Sonya Mazumdar, “This collaboration with the Celtic Connections Festival is a step towards realizing this vision for the Classical arts, finding interesting ways to keep it relevant and alive in a modern musical context”.
Jayanthi Kumaresh is an internationally acclaimed Carnatic veena maestro hailing from an illustrious family of musicians who have been immersed in the Carnatic tradition for seven generations. She has been playing the instrument since she was 5 years old, and will showcase a scintillating selection of evening ragas. Her performances at Celtic Connections 2017 take place on Friday January 27th at 7:30pm, and Saturday January 28th at 8:00pm.
For more information, visit: http://www.celticconnections.com/
EarthSync is an independent music label and award winning film producer, that brings its vast global and cross-cultural music and film industry strengths to contribute to the growth of India’s music and film scene, by building global supporting platform and infrastructures that nurture India’s diversity, artists and filmmakers.