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Shashank and Shruthi bring home five awards from ‘Cleveland Aradhana’

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May 2016
Shashank and Shruthi bring home five awards from ‘Cleveland Aradhana’

 

Award-winner Shashank Ganeshan
with V. V. Sundaram
at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival.

 

Atlanta’s young musicians, Shruthi Santhanam and Shashank Ganeshan, came home with honors from the annual Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, which was held from March 23 to April 3, 2016. At the Tuttle Memorial Music Competition held on March 25, Shruthi won three prizes: First prize in Pallavi Vocal Senior competition, Third prize in the prestigious Concert competition, and Third prize in Swaram Vocal Senior. Shashank won Second in Niraval Vocal Senior and Third in Alapana Vocal Senior.

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(Left) Shruthi Santhanam receives one of her three awards at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival.

 

 

The festival celebrates Carnatic music and dance with concerts, lectures, and competitions. It is probably the biggest Carnatic music festival after the December Chennai Music Season in India, and is hosted by the Cleveland Aradhana Committtee. V. V. Sundaram, also known as Cleveland Sundaram, is a prominent figure in Carnatic music and founder of the Festival. This festival influences Atlanta’s concerts: CAMAGA has most of its concerts from March - May as many of the artists come over to the US for the Cleveland Aradhana and then make the rounds to other cities in the US.

Video:
Shruthi Santhanam, Kacheri competition 2016
Uploaded on Mar 28, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYOdbdHw-SE

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