It has been Bhavana and her husband Pradyumna Kandadai's ever focused endeavor to find ways to contribute a drop to the ocean of Carnatic Music. Carnatic Conservatory of Paris (CCP) is one such initiative based in Paris, France. CCP creates new platforms, brings together artists, collaborates with new artists and legends alike, presents highest quality of music and collaborates with artists of high quality, with whom CCP can take the beauty of Carnatic Music and Indian Arts to a world audience. CCP offers two major Calendar events to provide a platform for talent and also collaborate with high quality artists, legends.
Carnatic Conservatory of Paris organizes three regular events
It celebrates the annual aradhana of saint composer Tyagaraja. Carnatic musicians from all over the world descend and pay homage to the saint. The aradhana is observed on Pushya Bahula Panchami day, when the saint attained samadhi.
According to the tradition, every year, musicians and devotees pay homage to Sri Tyagaraja by rendering his Pancharatna kritis, the five jewels.
Nritya Naada is a brain child of Bhavana to create an international platform to bring together artists and allow for new collaborations.
Bhavana has successfully collaborated with artists in India and Europe to present soulful events.
This event is organised to provide a high quality platform for touring artists with high calibre in Paris. It is completely presented in Sanskrit and French. One of the concepts is to bring the purity of dance and music to provide an ethereal experience to audiences. This gives a very private sense and apt for Parisian audience to understand the nuances of both fields individually whilst performing together.
COLLABORATION WITH UNESCO
Carnatic Conservatory of Paris is part of the Permanent Delegation of India at UNESCO, curating cultural events.
SUPPORTING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
RELATED TO ARTS
Carnatic Conservatory of Paris is commited to spread knowledge about Indian Music, supported by Scientific Research.
This space is intended to share some of those Scientific papers considered relevant in the context.
Study conducted by: Ilkhas Mammadov
University: Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Year of the study: 2021
Comparative Study between Azerbaijani & Indian Music
Oral Tradition in Music Methodology
RAGA AND YOGA
A concept pioneered by Bhavana Pradyumna. It was conceptualised with a vision: to beautifully confluence the melody of Raga with the poise of Yoga. Yogis and Yoginis would perform yoga, while Raag aalaap, and Mantra chantings would blend in, to create positive vibrations, and a peaceful experience