Philadelphia, PA 19104
Vibrations is an fusion ensemble headed by Sri Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan and combining Carnatic (South Indian), blues and jazz music. Rhythmic dialogue between the percussion instruments like the mridangam, tabla, and ghatam drums and the jews-harp-like morsing is joined by violin, guitar, and vocal melodies.
Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (mridangam) has climbed the ladder of recognition in the field of Carnatic Music percussion due to disciplined training, concentrated focus and an earnest desire to achieve. His rhythmic art is an extension of the vocal music that is characteristic of keen mind, sense of application, imaginative rhythmic patterns, flawless techniques and a style that enhances the quality of the performance.
B.V. Raghavendra Rao (5-string violin) hails from a distinguished family of musicians. He was initiated into music at an early age of five by his father B. Sudarsana Rao and has trained rigorously on the violin for many years.
N. Guruprasad (ghatam) is the son of Ghatam Vidwan Shri K. Nagaraja Rao. He had his initial training under his father and later had gurukulam under Ghatam Maestro Shri T.H. Vikku Vinayakram. He has accompanied many established Carnatic artists all over the world.
N. Sundar (tabla & morsing) is the son of the famous mridangam artist Sri. S. Nagarajan and has travelled all over the world accompanying leading artistes and has been part of many ensembles.
G. Abilash (vocalist) is acknowledged as one of the promising young talents in the field of South Indian Classical Music (Carnatic Music) and has performed more than 700 concerts all over India and other countries. He is the winner of Carnatic Music Idol Peoples Choice for the year 2010.