The Most prominent form of Indian Music, Carnatic Vocal first originated in India and has is today, patronized in many parts of the globe. Carnatic Vocal boasts of being the purest form of Indian Music, uninfluenced by foreign art forms. Carnatic Music has grown tremendously over the years and is seen as one of the most eminent forms of Music in the world. The devotional element, empowering tinge and soothing quotient have allowed Carnatic Vocal to entrench itself in the current league of celebrated art forms. Great composers of the medieval era have contributed a great deal towards its refinement and enrichment.

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Sivasakti Sivanesan

"Performing and teaching for me represents meditation, prayer and love, all in one - it’s my life’s greatest joy."

Sivasakti has been an integral part of the Bhavan for more than 30 years. She has taught over 500 students in this time, many of them to Arangetram standard. She is a well-respected vocalist and vina player and is a Fellow of Trinity College London. Her legacy is already being formed by her students: Hari Sivanesan was awarded a scholarship by the Asian Music Circuit and has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms and also nationwide.

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