Sangeetha Sandhya – The Best of South Indian Music in Support of Mental Health

Naad Sreevijayam Society Brings The Best of Classical
South Indian Music to Penang in support of Mental Health

The non-profit organisation, Naad Sreevijayam Society is proud to announce Sangeetha Sandhya, their upcoming fundraising concert. The concert will be held at 6pm on the 20th of July 2019 at the Wawasan Open University, Penang and will showcase the very best of classical carnatic music from South India. Invitations are secured by donation via the Naad Sreevijayam Society and all proceeds from the event will be used to fund a series of positive mental health workshops and talks which the Naad Sreevijayam Society hopes to organise for the local community within the coming year.

The Sangeetha Sandhya concert will feature five world-renowned carnatic music maestros from South India (Shri Anayady N. Prasad on Vocals, Shri Kadanad.V.K.Gopi on Mridangam, Shri Thamarakudy KR Vijayakumar on Ganjira, Shri Dr. Trichy Murali on Ghatam and Shri Thamarakudy R. Rajasekharan on Morsing), and one of the most celebrated classical indian violinists from Malaysia, Vadya Ratna Karaâ Achyuthan Sashidaran Nair. Together, these talented artists will bring audience members on a mesmerising melodic journey of one of the world’s most ancient music systems and invite them to share in the enjoyment of expression and culture for a great cause.

‘Mental health is still such a stigmatised topic for people to talk about in Malaysia, in fact many people don’t know how to. That’s why I think music is such a good avenue of healing and expression, it can transcend words, language and stigma to allow people to connect and share what they’re feeling in a positive, natural way.’ says Anne Choon, founder of the Naad Sreevijayam Society. As mental health issues have grown to affect an increasing number of people Malaysia, the Naad Sreevijayam Society aims to utilise the donations received from the concert to organise small scale events that promote classical arts and music as healthy avenues of expression and create a supportive space wherein people struggling with such issues may share their struggles and heal.

For further information on the Sangeetha Sandhya concert or to donate and reserve tickets, contact Anne Choon at 013-4406128 or [email protected]

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