Vasumathi Badrinathan

A Multi-hued Artiste

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Right from a very young age, Vasumathi has always been deeply inclined towards the arts. With all zeal and devotion, she has made herself proficient in two of India's finest cultural strongholds: Classical Music - Carnatic Vocal, and Classical Dance - Bharata Natyam.

Being a South Indian and coming from a family with an intense musical background, Vasumathi has been singing for the last 15 years and performs regularly in several music circles in the country. She is a graded artiste on All India Radio, Mumbai.

Just a few of her notable performances have been held under the aegis of The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai; Shanmukananda Fine Arts and Sangeeta Sabha, Mumbai; Bharatiya Music & Fine Arts Society, Mumbai. She was awarded the title "Sur-Mani" for music by the Sur-Singar Samsad, Mumbai.

Carnatic music, a style of complexities and intensity, requires a voice bearing tremendous power as well as clarity and depth. Vasumathi's voice is described as rich and bass.

Vasumathi has also been a dancer of Bharata Natyam the last 22 years under the guidance of one of India's celebrated masters in the field--Kalaimamani Guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai, of Sri. Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai. After recently presenting "Leela Gopalam," a dance recital based on the life of Lord Krishna at the Radha-Krishna Utsav, she was awarded the title of "Singara-Mani" for dance.

She has performed, lectured, and given demonstrations in France, Austria, Italy, Singapore, and Thailand. She also teaches both music and dance. Vasumathi runs an institute -- SuviBadra Institute of Indian Art & Culture which organizes cultural events.

Vasumathi Badrinathan is a freelance journalist, specializing in Indian culture.

You are cordially invited to contact ...
Ms. Vasumathi Badrinathan
11-A/3 Sindhi Colony, Sion (West), Mumbai 400 022. India
Tel : 91-22-4078852
She will be touring in the United States in 1998.

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