We’re very honoured that Mridangam player Sekhar Sarukkai will be joining us from California for our concert on April 27 in Toronto!
SEKHAR SARUKKAI studied Mridangam under vidwan T.A.S. Mani, a disciple of the late Palghat Raja Mani Iyer at the Karnataka College of Percussion in Bangalore, starting at the age of 9. Sekhar plays many South Indian instruments including Mridangam, Kanjira and Ghatam. After moving to California he has accompanied several local and international artists. He has also played on the Mridangam and Kanjira for ‘Shiva,’ conceived and choreographed by late legend Pandit Chitresh Das, and also accompanied the Chitresh Das Institute and Toronto Tabla Ensemble in the US premiere of "Sare Nau" (a composition by Ritesh Das) at the Ethnic Dance Festival in San Francisco.
The upcoming full moon this Thursday is not only the completion of an old cycle, but the beginning of a new one. This is the 3rd consecutive full moon & now merging with the spring equinox. Letting go of past patterns/behaviours is essential. Through the lens of ceremony or ritual we can create a powerful collective intention, not only releasing & giving back to ourselves but feeding the energy generated back into the earth. Come and join us this Saturday to consiously complete this cycle.