Poovalur Sriji & Patri Satish Kumar

USA35  Denton, TX

Poovalur Sriji & Patri Satish Kumar

Currently on the faculty at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas, Poovalur Sriji is a prolific composer, performer, and educator, who studied South Indian Classical music with his father P.A. Venkataraman. For over four decades, Sriji has performed with the leading artists from both South and North Indian Classical traditions. His work on the album Tabula Rasa, along with Bela Fleck, V. M. Bhatt, and J.P. Chen earned him a Grammy Award nomination. He is the founding member of the group Brahmah. Additionally, he founded and directs SNEW and the South Indian Cross Cultural Ensemble at UNT.

Mridangam performer and composer Patri Satish Kumar has a deep interest to continually innovate and constantly explore his art form. Trained by Gurus Sree Ramachandramurthy, V. A. Swami and V. Narasimhan, Kumar has developed a performing style uniquely his own. He has been a featured performer in prestigious venues and festivals across India and around the world including the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, The Music Academy, Saptak Festival, Theater De La Ville, Villa Cardova, Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Pablo Festival, Harbor Front Festival, and Madrid Jazz Festival. Additionally as a recording artist, Kumar’s playing is featured in scores of CD and DVD productions as a soloist and also as part of other various ensembles worldwide.

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“BRAHMA—Four heads”

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Room 120

IGMAA, University of North Texas

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