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Sing With Us: Indian Classical Music

25 October 2021
6.00pm – 7.00pm AEDT
Online
Illustration of a woman wearing an orange and red garment with two traditional instruments opposite her

Join UNSW Alumna Aashna Mittal to learn about the world’s second most popular form of classical music: Indian Classical Music.

India has a particularly rich tradition of highly sophisticated classical music forms that have come down through the ages. Listening to, appreciating and performing Indian classical music can be a particularly rewarding and transcendental experience.

The workshop, led by classical vocalist and winner of Indian Link Radio's Super Singer competition Aashna Mittal, will introduce music lovers to the basic concepts and terminology of Indian Classical Music, its different musical forms, and how to sing a piece of classical Indian music.

This workshop is designed to initiate audiences with limited or even no exposure to Hindustani or North Indian classical music to its fundamentals. It will introduce the audience to the basic terminology of Indian classical music and its various forms, and celebrate the diversity of our UNSW community.

This event is supported by the UNSW Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion, as part of Diversity Fest 2021

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A young woman on stage singing into a micrphone. She is lit with purpke and blue lights.

Aashna Mittal

UNSW Alumna

Aashna is a proud UNSW alumna from the School of Art, Design and Architecture and a trained Indian classical vocalist. She developed her liking towards classical music since grade 6 and took formal training under the guidance of Shubha Banerjee and Ustad Shamsuddin Sheikh. The recurrent practice of alankar and different ragas in classical music gave a strong grip over her vocal cords and expanded her range. Following a strong foundation, she started performing semi-classical and light music as a female vocalist in a university music club back in India. Working full time in Architecture now, she connects with music to relax and share her passion with those willing to learn about this less celebrated but rich music style.