British Asian music group Rainbow Ragas organised a scintillating event in Manchester to raise funds to help Chennai flood victims….reports Asian Lite News
It was a memorable event in the cultural calendar of Manchester, the cotton capital of the erstwhile British Empire. A team of professionals from South India, majority from Tamil Nadu, join hands with Rainbow Ragas, Britain’s largest British-Asian music group, to raise funds for victims of Chennai floods. The Team Raga raised to the occasion and delivered a scintillating performance. Another laurel for RR. Since its inception in the year 2006, the band has performed in different parts of the UK celebrating the rich musical heritage of India and South Asia.
The Ragas team of musicians include professionals in their fields and come from health sector, business, and academics. The team contains well trained musicians who passionately perform rich and varied genres of Indian, Asian and Western music in various languages both for entertainment and benevolent purposes in the UK and Europe. Therefore, the ethos of the band is highly multicultural, inclusive and benevolent. The event was held at Maxwell Upper Hall, University of Salford, Manchester. Dr Rammohan Kandadai and Dr Vannamalar Selvaraasan were there to compere the events.
The organisers were grateful to Dr Jai Sivaprakasam who acted as Chief Administrator for the project besides photographers Dr Girish Sadhu, Senthil; videographers Martin Francis (CM Digital), Ryan, Daniel, Asif and Rocky. A special thanks to St. Peter’s Chaplaincy for opening their hall for rehearsals.
The following are the artistes performed at the event
Instrument players –
Mukhesh Kannan– Lead keyboards Steve Christopher-Keyboards &Melodica. Rohan Gideon-Lead Guitar Daniel Rajesh-Rhythm Guitar Charles Jones-Bass Guitar Elankathir Selvarasan-Drums,Rhythm Pads,& Mridhangam. Joy Thomas- Percussions Ricky Singh-Dholak & Dhol Hamit Walia-Tabla Darwin Abraham-Tabla Monica-Trumpet
Andrew Thomas Ebineson Athisayanathan Mudiyur Gopi Navin David Sonia Chitra Emma Nilani Sound – Nicky Lights- Bonnyface Posters,promos,FB admin Banner Designer-Chriswinraj
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