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Apprenticeship Program Master Artist: Chitravina N. Ravikiran

               For Chitravina N. Ravikiran (Born 1967), music is not just a vocation; it is intrinsically tied to his family history. Ravikiran's father was a master musician himself, and in his son recognized remarkable musical gifts.  As a two year old, he shocked the Indian music community by identifying and rendering 325 ragas (melodic scales) and 175 talas (rhythmic cycles).

2nd Annual Eastside Kings Festival

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 17:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event


2nd Annual Eastside Kings Festival 2014

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Sahara Lounge

Our Story - In the News

While The Sahara Lounge has only been open since July 2011, the historic building at 1413 Webberville Rd. has a long tradition of housing popular Austin night clubs and restaurants. In 1962 Thomas Plummer opened "Lincoln Drive-in" in the thriving "Lincoln Gardens" neighborhood. In the late 60's it became "RC's" and in 1978 "TC Lounge".

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple

The land for the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple is located in the city of Frisco. Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and has grown to 100,000 over the last 10 years. The city is home to a diverse group of people and as mentioned by Sri Swamiji in Baton Rouge, the land is situated next to a church, across from a school, and in the heart of a residential area. Sri Swamiji blessed the land in April 2008 during his short visit to Dallas.

Carnatic Music Apprenticeship

Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors.

ArmeniaFest

Event Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 05:00 to Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 05:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

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