Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Carnatic Vidyalaya, the premier school of Indian music for children of all ages, celebrated its Annual Day on Saturday, 11th May 2019. The event was held at the Sylvia Beard Theater in Buford Community Center, Buford.
The annual day event showcases the talent of students of Carnatic Vidyalaya and this year’s event was another opportunity for the students to perform on stage and render great compositions. The founder and teacher of the school, Viji Murali, performed Sri Thyagaraja’s “Thulasidala” and Sri Mysore Vasudevachar’s “Brocheva”.
The senior students of the school rendered some of the greatest classical pieces, including Sri Papanasam Sivan’s “Enna Thavam”, Sri Annamacharya’s “Govinda Govinda” and other great varnams.
The intermediate students performed many Geethams, Swarajathis, and Nottu Swaras along with various bhajans. Apart from the krithis, the bhajans, and the slokas, there were also renditions of the famous Hanuman Chalisa, Ganesha Pancharathnam, Annapoornashtagam, Krishnashtakam, and Lingashtakam by the students.
Carnatic Vidyalaya caters to only small children and it was a great sight to watch children who are as young as 4 dressed in colorful traditional clothes, performing the songs and slokas with dedication. Having the exposure to traditional music at early age helps preserve the bond with our culture. These children can connect with Indian tradition and culture more easily.
Viji Murali emphasizes the importance of preserving and nurturing our culture, even if we live thousands of miles away from our homeland. As a token of appreciation and encouragement, each student was awarded a trophy by Murali.