Details: 9:00 PM

Veena Sivaraman: vocal

Bhargav Tumkur: violin

Anirudh Changkakoti: tabla

10:15 PM Raga Jam Session

Veena Sivaraman is a budding classical Indian vocalist. She began training in Carnatic music at the age of 5, owing her strong foundation to Guru Sri Palghat T.R. Rajaram. Veena is the great grand daughter of Sri Papanasam Sivan, a Tamil music composer. She has performed extensively in music festivals throughout the USA, including but not limited to the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Indian Raga Fellowship, Star Singer USA Junior, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the residence of India’s Ambassador to the US. With her background in Bharathanatyam, she provides excellent vocal support for arangetrams. Veena has also had the privilege of performing solo concerts in Chennai during the December Music Festival. Veena currently attends the University of Maryland as a Biology and Computer Science major. She was the President of Anokha, UMD’s South Asian fusion acapella team in 2016. Veena’s passion for the art guides her in this lifelong musical journey.

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Hosted, organized, and curated by Nistha Raj and Avi Shah, District of Raga is a monthly event for Indian Classical music with featured artists followed by a jam session. All are welcome to participate. We are focused on encouraging spontaneous collaboration between smaller groups of musicians. Pairs, trios, quartets: join up with other musicians that are present or that you've met at past events and sign up for a slot to play. We only ask that your performance is rooted in or inspired by the tradition of Indian Classical Music. More info: