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 FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE January 25, 2014 Take a bow BY KUNAL RAY Kala Ramnath is breaking barriers with an initiative to teach music to underprivileged children. Her’s is the singing violin. When Ustad Zakir Hussain heard a 14-year-old Kala Ramnath, niece of violin legends N. Rajam and T.N. Krishnan, he greatly[…]

Dear Friends Happy New Year to all of you. The last year ended with Kalashree successfully presenting two fundraisers in Kolkata and Delhi with the band Global Conversation featuring Kala Ramnath( violin), Aditya Kalyanpur( Tabla), George Brooks( Saxophone), Kai Eckhart( Bass), Osam Ezzeldin(Piano and Keyboards)and Dafnis Prieto(Drums). The music presented[…]

I have a dream of bringing music to the poorest of the poor children in India. I started playing violin at the age of two, and this early start led me to a fulfilling life as a concert musician traveling all over the world to perform. I would like to[…]

  During my extensive travels all over the world for concerts, I read an article of two countries in the world having hundred percent literacy in music. One was Hungary and the other was Venezuela. Each promoted and taught music to its children for different reasons- Hungary to protect their[…]

“Kala” means “art” in Sanskrit. And “shree” means “auspicious.” And there is no better way for art to be auspicious than in the service of the sick and the needy. Kalashree Foundation was set up by Kala Ramnath, the famous violin maestro of Indian classical music, in February of this[…]

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