Durbar Festival, London, United Kingdom - 22-29 September, 2013
Sudha was in London during the third week of September, 2013. There was a concert on 21st September, followed by talk show by her on 'Where Are The Women?' She was in conversation with Dharambir Singh. She talks vividly about her life as a female musician and explains the role of women in Indian classical music. She also explains the trinity of Carnatic composers and what the differences are between the Hindustani and Carnatic classical traditions. The session explores the dichotomy between secular and religious aspects of Indian classical musicians trying to survive in India, which balances being seeped in culture and religion with one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Darbar Festival, Southbank Centre - music review - Evening Standard, London
Darbar: Iconic Sitar to Mesmerising Carnatic Ragas-Pulse Asian Music and Dance
Svanubhava - Jaffna, Sri Lanka - 5 September, 2013
Svanubhava was conceptualized with the intention of welcoming the students to the diverse, multicultural world of Indian art and introduce them to the underlying beauty of even the rarest forms. Sudha Ragunathan interacted and performed for the students of Jaffna and received a warm and affectionate welcome. Her music brought peace, divinity and happiness in this strife torn land and it is her prayers to the Almighty that this beautiful place is blessed with peace and prosperity always.