Welcome to "Charanams" - The Ragas & Rhythms!
Music from the World of Orchids
April 13 & 14, 2013; 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Venue:New York Botanical Garden,2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458
Charanams, the world music band performs exotic music blending carnatic , jazz, blues & other styles. Charanams will explore the beauty of carnatic ragas, in various styles on veena, saxophone, guitar and vocal, at the Orchid Show. Charanams will be presenting new tunes in the concert.Stroll through the beautiful garden, while your eyes feast on the beauty of Orchids from around the world and ears enjoy the music of Charanams.
Charanams for Weddings & Events
Charanams presents unique, exotic music for memorable occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, family events, corporate events and fund raisers.
Charanams in Top 50 Coolest Desis of 2011
CULTURAL CROSSROADS: BRAZIL MEETS INDIA
Friday, April 05, 2013; 8pm
Venue:Flushing Town Hall,137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, New York 11354.
Flushing Town Hall presented Nivedita ShivRaj performing Indian music on the Veena with her World Music band - Charanams, in Cultural Crossroads, mixing two cultures. The team enthralled the audience with carnatic compositions and original compositions of Nivedita ShivRaj, lush melodies with strong spiritual connection.
Two cultures - Brazil and India, came together on one stage for a NEW series with an open dance floor. Dance lessons at 7pm was followed by music of the two bands and a musical jam. Velly Bahia was featured Axe music from Bahia, linking Brazilís African roots with energetic drumming, dancing and homage to the deities - The Orishas.
The concert was one of the many events of the India Festival presented by Flushing Town Hall from April through May 2013.
Mayor's Awards Ceremony
Charanams performed at the Mayor's Awards Ceremony at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY on Tuesday, Nov 01, 2011. The event was hosted by New York City Mayor, Mike Bloomberg & Actor, Alec Baldwin.
Charanams performed at the prestigious, popular SummerStage Concert. Charanams played the opening act at the SummerStage main concert for the day featuring Wanda Jackson & Imelda May. Charanams presented the compositions from their winning performances at the Battle of the Boroughs.
Charanams wins New York Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs!!!!
In a fierce contest of over 500 bands, Charanams won the Ultimate Battle contest on June 17, 2011 (Friday). Charanams was the ONE and ONLY Indian music band in this contest!
Charanams performed "The Mystic Earth" and "The Hudson Ride" which blew away the crowd. Thousands of fans watched the performance from all over the world.
Charanams thanks the great fans for voting aggressively for us and for sending numerous congratulating messages. We are moved and very humbled.
Charanams is proud and privileged to have brought this accolade for Indian classical music!
If you missed the show, you may watch the video below or at: www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace
Charanams in NYDaily NewsArticle in NY Daily News-July 2011
Article in NY Daily News
Article in Times Ledger, August 2011
Article in India Post
Charanams wins Queens Battle of the Boroughs!!
On March 4, 2011, Charanams Band presented a fabulous Carnatic Jazz performance at The Battle of the Boroughs contest in New York - competing with 8 other western bands!
Charanams was the favorite band of the audience and the judges to become the Top 3 finalists of Queens in the contest.
After a week-long voting, Charanams has won this round and will be Queens Representative in The Ultimate Battle on June 17, 2011!
Thank you fans and supporters - we love you!
Charanams performed "The Himalayan Queens" in Hemavathy Raga blended in Jazz style. Take a listen to the performance below:
Audio of our performance at the BoB
Judges' Appreciation for Charanams
Thanks once again to all our fans, music lovers and supporters, for your support and encouragement!
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