Camila Celin, Stephen Cellucci – Ragas Live Festival # 10 (Podcast 33)


Camila Celin (sarod), Stephen Cellucci (tabla)

3-4 pm during our 24 hour Ragas Live Festival.

Sketched by Rachel Meirs.

Below is what the press has said about Camila Celin‘s beautiful guitar work.  This afternoon the New York City was  treated to her performance on the Sarod.

“Grammy nominated Guitarist Camila Celin strumms elegant classical tempos, occasionally sustaining violent bursts of flamenco with inhuman endurance, all while gracefully poised in her chair” ……The West County News ……“…her playing is profound unique, commanding, luminary. She plays a nylon string, flamenco, all these different techniques, modal scales… She is a well trained classical guitarist who also has the ability to improvise… Striking young female…” ……Gayle Olson- Director of Hilltown music ……“… I was especially amazed at the guitar playing of Camila. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the way her fingers were moving on that guitar like cutting hot butter.” ……Roy Knowles- Director of Recovery of Spirit

Stephen Cellucci has studied tabla under the guidance of Pdt. Samir Chatterjee since 2000. He was initiated as a disciple of his Guruji in 2005 and has shared the stage with him several times since. He performed at the well-known Chhandayan All Night Concert of Indian Music in New York City in 2004 and 2009. He also has extensive experience playing with kirtans and accompanying dance — both traditional Indian kathak and western modern forms.

Stephen’s background in western classical music and piano complement his ongoing, rigorous study of Indian music. His scope of musical influences gives him the versatility to adapt the tabla to most any musical need. He resides, teaches, and plays in New York City

Ashvin Bhogendra, Arun Ramamurthy, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – Ragas Live Festival # 9 (Podcast 32)


Ashvin Bhogendra (vocal),  Arun Ramamurthy (violin),  Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mrigdanam).

9-1opm during our 24 hour Ragas Live Festival.

Ashvin Bhogendra (D.B. Ashvin) hails from a family of musicians. His maternal grandfather Kalaimamani Late Shri T.K.Rangachary is one of the doyens of Carnatic Music and his paternal great-grandfather Dharmavaram Ramakrishnamacharlu is one of the greatest playwrights of Telugu drama. Ashvin was initiated into carnatic vocal by his mother Smt Mallika Jayanth Kumar at the age of 5. Subsequently he was under the tutelage of B.Seetharama Sharma and KalaimamaniLate Shri Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan for about 15 years. He is currently undergoing advanced training under Shri D Seshachary (Hyderabad Brothers). Ashvin has given concert performances in leading sabhas and organizations all over India and the USA.


Anjana Roy and Sanjay Ranjan Pal Ragas Live Festival # 8 (Podcast 31)


Anjana Roy (sitar), Sanjay Ranjan Pal (tabla)

4am-5am during our 24 hour Ragas Live Festival

Anjana Roy
 had her early education in music from her father Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, who was a senior disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of Maihar. She later had training from several other masters , including Professor erma of Jaipur, Pandit Debu Chowdhury of Delhi, and Pandit Manilal Nag of Calcutta.