Bonjour India’s ‘Plucking Ragams’ will present Three incredible women musicians playing French harp tunes on Indian vocals and Mridangam

[In]Chorus is a musical platform created by Alliance Fraçaise de Delhi for the promotion of promising young musicians of all genres, Indian and French, through residencies, concerts, meetings and workshops. The idea of this platform is to encourage a talented Indian musician to participate in the development of a musical project or to strengthen an already existing collaboration with a Francophone artist.

A musician from Brittany, France, harpist and singer, Lina Bellard reinvests in her work, the influences of three other cultural areas. The South India where she spent her childhood probably made her aware of the specific riches of modal music. She then discovered in the Poitou of her adolescence the strength of traditional dances. The Périgord, where her family is from, is the third part of her cultural heritage that she invests in. In 2011, she trained under the artistic direction of singer Erik Marchand, then obtained a fellowship grant allowing her to follow the musical education and personalized artistic advice of Titi Robin.

Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music. She has been performing for the past 17 years. She is currently undergoing advanced training under vidushi Smt. Suguna Varadachari. A masters degree holder in Biostatistics from Georgetown University and Music from Madras University, she is presently pursuing her PhD in music at Madras University.

Aswini Srinivasan is the youngest professional girl Mridangist in India. She started her training in Mridangam from Padmashri Dr. T.K. Murthy. Aswini has performed more than 1800 concerts all over India and abroad. She has received many prestigious awards and accolades

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