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- Genre: Jazz, Classical
- Instruments: Violin, Flute, Tabla, Drums, Keyboards
- Vocal: No
RAGHAVENDRAN RAJASEKARAN (Indian Classical Flute)
Ragha is a young lad who is an aspiring artist in Indian Classical Music. This budding musician began the flute at the tender age of eleven after he was deeply inspired and blown away by world renowned flautist as well as teacher, Sri Ghanavenothan Retnam.
Ragha pursued his musical dream at Lasalle College of the Arts, and has achieved his Diploma in Music (Jazz) trained under a well respected jazz virtuoso Tim O’Dwyer.
Given his dedicated interest in music :
- Ragha has taken up an active role in Swathi, the Nritalaya Art Academy’s youth classical ensemble
- “Gammarays” the contemporary ensemble formed by Gamelan Asmaradana which performs Jazz, Rock and Pop
- "Tigaia" a world music ensemble which focuses on the Arts Education and Enrichment.
- "TisraRoopaSangeeth" an Indian Classical Trio based on the modern thematic original Compositions and interpretations, performing both in Singapore and Abroad.
With his participation, the ensemble (Swathi) clinched the 2nd Runner’s Up Award at the Singapore National Indian Music Competition 2006 and Winner of the Open Flute Category of the National Indian Music Competition 2011 organized by the Singapore National Arts Council.
He has been awarded as “Bright Young things” in a selection of 10 out of 50 participants by the Esplanade Singapore 2010 and represented Singapore in the Asean Youth Camp 2007.
Ragha has also performed in art festivals held in Singapore such as the nation’s Signature Parade, the Chingay, Short and Sweet festival, Pesta Raya, KalaUtsav, Fusion Beats, OCBC theatre festival, Heritage Festival, LoudFest, World Beats Festival, Mosaic, FlipSide Festival, Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Festival, World Beats(Republic Poly), LoudFest as well as the internationally acclaimed St.Patrick’s Day event and World Folk Song Festival 2008(Beijing), Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival 2008(Indonesia).
He has recorded and performed with Singapore’s World Renowned percussion outfit Wicked Aura’s Debut album (Louder than Light), Gammarays’ Debut Album(On the Dance Floor), Johor Bahru’s band Manmatha’s Second Album,PaperCitizens’ (Monster’s In Silence) and RUDRA.
Ragha is currently active in Composing and Performing Music for Dance Ballets, Dramas and Live Music.