Utsav Directors

   

Shelly  Rajan2

Rajan Krishnamurty comes from a family that is steeped in the performing and visual arts.  Unfortunately, none of this rubbed off sufficiently to enable him to perform…but there’s still time.  Inspired by the community service of his wife, Shelly, he has recently become more involved with non-profits such as Chaya and Ragamala.  Rajan greatly appreciates the dedication of volunteers, the life-blood of these organizations. In his spare time, he runs cardomain.com as President and COO.

Saris, cultural and religious artifacts, Indian delicacies and a repertoire of folk tales – these are Shailaja “Shelly” Krishnamurtys arsenal in her personal campaign to educate schoolchildren about India. An active volunteer at her childrens’ school, Shelly took things further by making regular visits to the school to share her culture. By weaving culture, history and mythology, Shelly engages her audience and enriches their understanding of Indian traditions. Starting with one school in 2001, she now visits upto 25 schools each year. She is involved with the World Affairs Council and is a board member of SAAM. She has been an active presenter at the World Language Day program at the UW for the past 4 years. Shelly is involved with the local non-profits, especially Chaya. Shelly loves to cook and enjoys hosting auction dinners for various charities. For her dedicated volunteerism, Shelly received the Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award from the Northwest Asian Weekly

(Shelly’s bio. adapted from the Dec 3, 2005 article that appeared in Northwest Asian Weekly)

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8 Responses to Utsav Directors

  1. Ragamala is performing at the Pantages Sunday at 3pm, we would be happy to provide tickets to Ragamala directors. Please call me at 612 203 4216 cell. We would be very interested in performing for Ragamala in the future and this would give you an idea of our work. Our web site will inform you of our range of work from classical to contemperory. Aparna and I are trained under Padmabushan Smt. Alarmel Valli’. I truely hope some of you will be able to attend.
    sincerely
    Ranee Ramaswamy

    Pantages Theater
    Broadway Center Complex
    901 Broadway
    Tacoma, Washington

    3 p.m., Sunday, October 7th, 2007

    Box Office: (253) 591-5894
    or 1 (800) 291-7593
    or purchase tickets online

  2. Dear Ms. Ramaswamy,

    To perform for Ragamala, you would need to visit or webpage http://www.ragamala.org and click on the “Perform for Ragamala” tab. Please fill out this form, which goes directly to the Programming Committee. Once a decision has been made you will be notified. Best wishes for your upcoming show in Tacoma.

    Regards,
    Arijit Mahalanabis
    President, Ragamala.

  3. Vibhavaree says:

    Shelley, Rajan, thank you for Utsav!

  4. Chris G says:

    I second Vibhavaree’s comment!

  5. Anie says:

    Ragamala, you are a model for other US based NP Indian music/arts groups… most of them trip over themselves owing to the egos of the personalites involved….
    Best wishes for all success… in the name of art.

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  7. Ragamala, Groups such as yours are the best ambassadors of our culture to the world. Through our classical dances and arts, You are indeed doing yeomen service to India by preserving our culture in its original grandeur and pristine purity. My hats are off to you.

    May God bless you and your efforts.

  8. I am a Sangita vidwan both vocal,Veena AIR Artist Madras, Tirupathi ASTHANA vIDWAN ETC GIVING EXTENSIVE SOLO vEENA CONCERTS ALL OVER SOUTH INDIA. I WISH TO
    PERFORM SOLO VEENA CONCERT AT UR PLACE. PL GUIDE ME AS TO WHAT I SOULD DO MY CONTACT nO. 0491/2500485
    mOB. 9388987028. aS I AM ANXIOUS TO GET THE CHANCE EARLIER YOUR IMMEDIATE REPLY WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED
    PADMA RAJAMANI

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