Holi Sandhya – A Celestial Journey
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
As part of the BrisAsia 2020 Festival, Yatra is bringing to Brisbane a classic musical evening, Holi Sandhya – A Celestial Journey, featuring close to 40 artists, including multicultural instrumentalists, dancers and two strings ensembles.
Holi Sandhya will commemorate the Indian festival of Holi at twilight (Sandhya) in celebration of victory of “good over evil”. The event will bring together the passion and energy of various artists to produce dance and music that deliver Rang (colour), Raag (tune) and Ras (emotions).
Featuring some of Brisbane’s best instrumentalists, contemporary dancers from District Studios and supported by YATRA Sitar ensemble and Jindalee Senior Strings Ensemble, the evening will take you through a Celestial Journey of contemporary music and dance, depicting the belief in Hindu mythology that Nava Grahas (9 celestial bodies) cast their influence on the energy of human beings on Earth.
You can get your tickets from the link: http://www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au/whats-on/2020/sandhya.php
- Children below 3 years do not require a ticket if they don’t need a separate seat.
- Tickets are to be purchased online on the above link. Seat numbers can be selected at the time of purchase.
- These are non-refundable tickets.
About Sudha Manian
As a solo artist in Australia, Sudha has performed the traditional Indian classical music on various platforms and has collaborated with other diverse artists to compose, create and perform fusion/world music.
Considered one of the finest sitar players in Queensland, in 2018 she was the featured artist at the Commonwealth Games 2018 hosted at Gold Coast. She performed the Sitar along with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for “Parade of Nations” at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April, 2018. She has showcased the sitar and participated in interactive music performances at the Woman of the World 2018 (WOW). She was also the “wild card” artist for the Bliss Concert, performing with Camerata (Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra) at the QPAC.
Recently in July 2019 she was awarded “The Global Women Achiever’s Award” in Music in Mumbai. Earlier in 2016 she was a featured musician on BEMAC’s Culture Train and has performed at numerous festivals throughout the country, including the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Festuri Festival, Shepperton Music Festival in Melbourne, among others.
Most recently, Sudha has formed a prodigious group called “Yatra” whose roots are steeped in Indian classical music. Meaning a journey, “Yatra” is a neoclassical band comprising sitars, didgeridoo, percussion, tabla, and vocals. Together “Yatra” creates a perfectly orchestrated sound evoking a cocktail of emotions and an orchard of stories. Yatra has performed on many platforms, Queensland Diwali Festival in 2017, Chariot Festival, to name a few.
Yatra is an Australian performing group that promotes diversity and cultural integration by collaborating with various artists to produce music that engages the heart and mind.
22 February 2020 At 7 Pm
QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Sudha Manian | Steve Steller | Gareth Mewes | Steve Sankar
Ravikesh Singh | Efiq Zulfikar | District Dance Group|
Yatra Sitar Ensemble | Jindalee School Senior String Ensemble