Tuesday, 10 March 2015

IDHAYAM- Carnatic Collective Fusion on 22.03.15 @ at Massey University Hall

Followed by the Successful Nadaswaram Concert,  NZIFS is delighted to present IDHAYAM - Carnatic Collective Fusion ensemble as the final concert for this year (2014-2015). 

After bringing two masterly concerts by Mysore and Subhan Brothers, this time our stage is open for the Young Kiwi Talents and bringing them to our members.

Idhayam consists a group of young New zealand talent which started performing in 2013 and have given a few shows in Wellington and have received fabulous reviews for the freshness of their music and creative expressions. 

Please mark in your calendar 22nd March (Sunday), 5 pm at Massey University Hall, Wellington. We are sure you would be there to encourage our young musicians. 

Tickets are priced at $10 for members; $20 non-members; $15 (non-member concessions)

Listen to a beautiful sample:


Gayathri Dharmarajan

NZIFS Secretary
New Zealand Indian Fine Arts Society

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Unique Instrumental Concert First time at Wellington

NZIFS proudly brings “Nadaswaram Concert - by Kasim Brothers” to the Wellington audience on 6th February 2015 @ St.Orans College, 550, High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington. 
Nadaswaram, is considered as an auspicious classical musical instrument without which any South Indian Hindu Weddings are incomplete. It’s the world's loudest non-brass acoustic wind instrument with a hardwood body and a large flaring bell made of wood or metal. It is known as “Mangala(Auspicious) Vadya (Instrument) “a key instrument played in weddings and temples of the South Indian tradition. This instrument is usually played in pairs, and accompanied by a pair of drums called thavil.
We are sure that this unique instrumental concert would bring entirely new essence of music to our members, as the artistes “ Kasim Brothers,  Shri.S.Kasim& Shri. S.Babu” hail from the family of musicians who has preserved the art of playing Nadaswaram for the past 300 years. They are disciples and grandsons of Late. Dr.Sheik Chinna Moulana who is a legend in Nadaswaram. Kasim Brothers are accompanied by Sri.VijayaKumar Mathavan & Sri.Rajan Ganesan on Thavil.
You can listen to the Kasim Brothers’ Nadaswaram in the below link: