PROFESSIONAL MASTER SERIES

North, South,

East, West

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, February 28, 2021 | 4pm - 5:30pm

Price: $20 per family

There is always a place where you start your professional artistic journey and this is our platform for you! If you are a professional Indian Performing artist in the NWA area and are looking to debut new work or start your performance career, look no further. 

Event Details

India is a country of so many rich languages. To represent Indian music, we have chosen some songs from all four corners of India. We have a very interesting mix of ragas and genres to set your feet tapping. Simply lend your ears and see the magic unfold. 

 

We would be more than happy if you could consider donating today towards our new home (KIFA facility) improvement. Every donation will help enhance the experience of all community members who use this space. Your contributions will be used towards audio equipment, mirrors, and barre. 

 

Once again we thank you for the continued support and  encouragement towards art and artists!

This event was made possible by grants from the Walton Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation, and CACHE. We thank all our individual sponsors whose support helps us sustain these activities in our community.

How to Watch: A Family ticket costs $20. Please consider donating too. Receive a Zoom link for the show timing you want. Connect your device to the TV and watch on a large screen to enjoy. While you purchase tickets don’t forget to donate towards KIFA to help us continue creating this magic. Also collect a FREE snack box on Saturday morning (March 27) between 10am and 12pm at KIFA at 1380 SW Westpark Dr., Ste2, Bentonville, AR 72712.

*NOTE: 1 ticket = 1 snack box*

About The Artists:

Vijayashri Vittal was born and raised in a family of musicians. Vijayashri started her musical training from her grandmother, Krishnaveni and her father, Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy, an internationally acclaimed violinist and under the tutelage of Vidwan SP Ramh. Currently she is undergoing advanced training from world renowned vocalist, Vidushi Bombay Jayashri. Her journey in Bharatanatyam also began at the same time under the able tutelage of Vidwan Vijay Madhavan, disciple of Padmashri Chitra Visweswaran. Vijayashri was truly blessed to perform her Bharatanatyam arangetram in 2008 in the gracious presence of legendary Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman Sir. Her rigorous training under great gurus like Bombay Jayashri and Vijay Madhavan has opened avenues for her to groom herself not only as a performing artiste, but also as a teacher and creative collaborator, thus making her a multifaceted artist. 

Over the past 20 years, Kartik Balachandran has given many solo concerts and accompanied numerous  artistes, both vocal and dance, in Singapore and in the United States. As a violin teacher he has  trained two students in the U.S. to perform their solo arangetram concerts. He was part of the  Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir and has toured Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia and Hong  Kong with the group. In addition, Kartik has learnt western classical music and plays the  keyboard and cello. Kartik is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas.

Originally from Brookings, South Dakota, Carson Vanduch completed his undergraduate work at South Dakota State University and is currently pursuing a masters in Percussion Performance from the University of Arkansas. He has performed with groups such as the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Prairie Repertory Theatre, Third Coast Percussion, and the University of Arkansas Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Latin American Ensemble. Currently Carson works with the contemporary percussion group Thought Form Collective who actively performs around Northwest Arkansas. He instructed the Razorback Drum Line for two seasons and the Front Ensemble for one, also serving as their primary arranger during that time.

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