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:

Summit Meru 2016

Awaken the Performer Within

We invite you to a workshop on the ‘Art of Performance Aesthetics’ Awaken the Performer Within: Secrets from the Natyashastra. The course takes inspiration from the 2500-year old Sanskrit treatise on dramaturgy, Natyashastra, which continues to power creativity and innovation even today. This 5-session course is designed for dancers, singers, dramatists and all art enthusiasts!

Learn the grammar of joy and unleash that delightful innovative exuberance! Summit Meru’s immersive workshop intends to awaken the performer dormant in your heart and kindle a romance with life. This interactive workshop provides timeless tools that will energize and transform your world.

This workshop is led by Shekhar Shastri with Meena Subramanyam and Shuchita Rao.

Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 19, & 21
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Lexington Community         Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421

The course is FREE and open to all;
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For information please contact:
Email: imeruorg@gmail.com
Voice: Pallavi Nagesha 1(508)779-MERU or Vanita Shastri 781-862- 9648

Register for the workshop today! 

Past Events:

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.

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Reviews of Raaga Rang 2016

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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