Meru Education Foundation

Meru Education Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Lexington, MA brings unique learning programs based on the languages, arts and culture of India. We invite you to participate in our programs, which are designed to create a new level of understanding of Indian arts and heritage.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Gandharva Classical Choir

Gāndharva Gaan, A Choir of Classical, Folk and regional songs from India. Creative, innovative, and experimental, the Gāndharva Choir has presented hundreds of striking performances of Indian choral music, in India and abroad. Founded in 1939 by the Late Pandit Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, the Gāndharva Choir is affiliated to the Gāndharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi’s prestigious college Indian music & arts. Read More

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When: Saturday, June 24th 2017 @6.00 pm

Where: Casey Theater Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston, MA

For information about this event: Call Vanita Shastri 781-862- 9648 & Pallavi Nagesha 508-653-7209
or email at imeruorg@gmail.com

Get tickets at Lokvani and Square

Find Gandharva Gaan on Facebook

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

RĀGA-RANG, the unique music show is a melodious bridge between Indian classical, popular, folk and timeless songs. The show took us on a five-step symbolic musical journey which portrays the key stations of emergence, language, form, aesthetic delight and transcendence. This journey begins from ‘nāda brahman’ and culminates in ‘moksha’ or a state of inner balance.

Summit Meru 2016
Awaken the Performer Within:
A 5 day workshop on the ‘Art of Performance Aesthetics’  Awaken the Performer Within: Secrets from the Natyashastra was held in July 2016. The course took  inspiration from the 2500-year old Sanskrit treatise on dramaturgy, Natyashastra, which continues to power creativity and innovation even today. This 5-session course was designed for dancers, singers, dramatists and all art enthusiasts! Read More

RAAGA-RANG 2016
Raaga-Rang 2016 was a melodious conversation between folk and classical Indian music. Held on April 9th in Lexington, USA, the program consisted of an ensemble of songs that explored the bridge between Indian classical, folk, and Bollywood film music. This year Raaga Rang took on a journey that traversed 5 distinct regions of India, and highlighted some key musical genres. The program explored how classical music provides the Folk genre with timeless wings to soar & feet to walk on earth. Read More

Raaga Rang 2015
Raaga-Rang, a unique confluence of Hindustani classical and Indian film music, was a successful sold-out event held on April 18th 2015 at Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, Lexington, MA 02421. It was an extraordinary event where New England musicians explored ragas through the popular film music genre.

Singers: Shuchita Rao, Meena Sundaram, Shekhar Shastri, Dilip Acharya, Sowmya Sree Sandeep, Sankar Gangaikondan, Uma Sankar, Shubhra Bhattacharya, Meesha Acharya, Vijay Kumar,
Orchestra: Christy Mathew (Keyboard), Hiral Parikh (Rhythm Pad), Pranav Ghatraju (Tabla), Sujeet Phanse (Flute), Pravin Sitaram

Gul~o~Gulzar
A lyrical celebration of Bollywood legend Gulzar, was held on Dec 6, 2014 at Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA. Read More

Raaga Rang 2014
Raaga-Rang 2014 was a successful sold-out event held on April 18th 2015 at National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA 02421.  Read More

VISTAAR – Odissi Classical Indian Dance 
Vistaar, Odissi Classical Indian Dance was presented in partnership with America India Foundation. Read More

Raaga Rang 2013 
Raaga-Rang was held on March 16th 2013. An extraordinary event by New England musicians, that explored 8 ragas through the popular film music genre. Read More

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Sankar & Uma w SS Singing Vande Mataram SS-2 singing with Dilip


Articles:

The Raaga-Rang Series: Delightful Soul of the Melody
Madhyama: The Center
It was late in the evening and as I turned on All India Radio to listen to my favorite classical music program, read more

Read an Article on Raaga Rang: “Journey to the Soul of Melody: Raaga Rang”
(Source: India New England)

Read Post Event Reviews (Raaga Rang 2014):
Raaga-Rang Brings Warm April Showers! (Source – Lokvani)
Raaga-Rang: The Melodious Dimension of Music a Success (Source – INDIA New England)

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Read event review here (Source : Lokvani)

Making of Raaga Rang