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2017 Melbourne Trinity Festival

When:
20 May - 21 May 2017 (20 May 2pm- 9pm, 21 May 10:15am-9:30pm)

Where:
Kel Watson Theatre
Forest Hill Secondary College, 178-180 Mahoneys Road
Burwood East, 3131

Who:
The Academy of Indian Music & Cultural Studies Aust Inc

Cost:
Various -Family Pass and Pensioner Concession available

Contact:
Sruthi Laya Kendra (ph) 0411 321 556 or email ravi.narmatha@gmail.com

Cultures and/or faiths:
Indian, Hindu

One of the greatest composers of Indian classical music will be celebrated on 20-21 May in Melbourne at the annual Mummoorthigal Jayanthi and Tyagaraja Festival. The classical music of Southern India, also known as Carnatic music, is one of the world’s oldest and richest musical traditions. The music is developed using highly evolved melodic scales called ragas and varied rhythm cycles called talas. The music is enriched by several thousands of compositions, some of the eminent composers being Tyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Shyama Sastry and Swati Tirunal. The improvisation of the melodic and rhythmic structures is also a key feature of the music. Presented by the Academy of Indian Music Australia and Sruthi Laya Kendra Aust for the 31st successive year, the annual event recognises the contribution of composer sage Tyagaraja and fellow composers Muthuswamy Dikshithar and Shyama Sastri – considered by many as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of Carnatic music.

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