Youth Concert: 2006 August

Youth Concert: 2006 August

Jai Nandalala!

Nandalala Mission’s ‘Youth Concert Series’ is on Saturday, 26th August at 1pm at 737 Sequoia Drive, Sunnyvale, California.

The vocal recital will be performed by:

Mekala Raman

Mekala started her training in vocal Carnatic music at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Guru Asha Ramesh, Artistic Director of Ragamalika. She has sung at various Ragamalika programs, at the temple and in the community including SIFA’s 2006 Thyagaraja Aradhanai and Livermore Temple’s Composers’ Day.

In June 2006 Mekala sang at the Graduation Saraswathi Puja at Livermore temple. Mekala is a member of the Center Stage Singers in Fremont and sings songs from Broadway shows at various events in the community and school. She has participated in local competitions and has received several awards for music and dance at the Fremont Cultural Arts Council. Sine 1999 Mekala has been a National Anthem Soloist for various city, community and sporting events. Mekala has also been a member of the Chamber Chorale and Musical Theatre Workshop at Mission San Jose High School.

Besides music Mekala has received her training in Bharatanatyam from Indumathy Ganesh, Artistic Director of Nrithyollasa Dance Academy. She performed her Arangetram in March 2006. Apart from music and dance Mekala has acted in many musicals in the community and high school theater, has appeared in a Hollywood movie and has modeled for Microsoft Corporation.

Mekala also enjoys running and swimming and is a reporter for Tri-City Voice newspaper. In 2006 she received the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence and the Bank of America Plaque of Achievement for the Fine Arts. Mekala will be a freshman at UC Davis this fall.)

Please mark this on your calender to attend. We want to have a good turnout to show our encouragement to these musicians. Nandalala Mission would like to demonstrate our commitment to these young stars, by our presence alone! Please bring your family and friends. The concert will be for an hour.

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— Gayathri