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Southbank Dawn Raga Series

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

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One event on May 24, 2019 at 7:30am

One event on June 21, 2019 at 7:30am


Multicultural Arts Victoria presents the Southbank Dawn Raga Series in partnership with the Arts Centre Melbourne and VicHealth.

Melburnians are invited to start their day by awaking their senses through the sounds of Indian classical music at the free monthly Southbank Dawn Raga Series at Arts Centre Melbourne from April – June. Audiences have the opportunity to enjoy the meditative and spiritual sounds of the sitar, flute and veena with the uplifting beats of the tabla. The free musical journey through tranquil and uplifting Indian music has been designed by Multicultural Arts Victoria with support from VicHealth and Arts Centre Melbourne to energise and prepare audiences for the day ahead.

The monthly Southbank Dawn Raga Series concerts will feature Melbourne-based Indian musicians, Jay Dabgar (tabla), Vinod Prassana (bansuri – Indian flute) and Hari Sivanesan (sitar) along with internationally claimed Indian musician, Pandit Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar).

A Raga, in Indian classical music, is the melodic framework for improvisation and composition. It is based on a scale with a given set of notes, a typical order in which they appear in melodies, and characteristic musical motifs. By using only these notes, by emphasizing certain degrees of the scale, and by going from note to note, the performer sets out to create a mood or atmosphere.

The Southbank Dawn Raga Series has been designed to elevate the mental state with blissful, Indian classical music in the early morning.

“Indian Classical music actively demonstrates humanity’s deep emotional connection with nature and our surrounding environment.” says musician Jay Dabgar.

Key Information:
26th April 2019, 7.30 AM – 8.30 AM
Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
Artists: Hari Sivanesan – Veena & Jay Dabgar – Tabla

24th May 2019, 7.30 AM – 8.30 AM
Arts Centre Melbourne (Hamer Hall – Foyer)
Artists:: Purbayan Chatterjee – Sitar & Jay Dabgar – Tabla

21st June 2019, 7.30 AM – 8.30 AM
Arts Centre Melbourne (Hamer Hall – Foyer)
Artists: Vinod Prasanna – Indian Flute & Jay Dabgar – Tabla

FREE EVENT. Bookings essential via Arts Centre Melbourne.


June 21, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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