Sangeet Mela 2017 is on its way

An important part of the Mela is to offer a platform for young and upcoming artists training in Indian classical music and dance – Hindustani, and Carnatic music (vocal, instrumental and percursion), Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Mohini Attam. 
 
As part of Sangeet Mela’s mission to foster Indian classical culture in Brisbane, several young artists will be given the opportunity to perform at the festival and will receive a “Sangeet Premi Rising Star Award”.
 
Each year one or two awards may be given in each of four categories (Vocal, Instrumental, Percussion and Dance), each in the two broad genres of Hindustani and Carnatic Sangeet.
 
Sangeet Premi invites and request all dance and music gurus, members of the community and connoisseurs of music to circulate this information among your students or any young enthusiastic performers to apply for this award.
 
Full details of the conditions of application are available on available on the Sangeet Mela Website
 
 
Applications close Friday 21st July, 2017. Winners will be informed by Friday 4th August, 2017.
 
Some excerpts of the invited artistes for this year’s Sangeet Mela:
 
Magic moments from previous Sangeet Mela:
 
Sangeet Mela is Australia’s premiere Indian classical music and dance festival featuring both Hindustani and Carnatic styles. Sangeet Mela 2017 will be held on Saturday 2nd September at Queensland Multicultural Centre (BEMAC), and will feature Smt Nirmala Rajasekar (veena – Chennai/USA), Smt Sunita Tikare (Hindustani vocal – Pune), Sri Taro Terahara (bansuri – Japan), Smt Padmalakshmi Sriram (Bharatanatyam dance) and more to be announced including our best young Rising Star Award winners.