Mala Music Society of Calgary
Established in 1975, Raga-Mala is
dedicated to promote music and dance of India and to encourage interaction
between Eastern and Western musicians and dancers.
Raga-Mala has presented more than two hundred performances of music and dance
of artists from both Northern (Hindustani) and Southern (Carnatic) traditions
of India. The performers include most of the stalwarts as well as many rising
stars from both music traditions of India.
To encourage learning of Indian music and dance, Raga-Mala awards four
scholarships annually. Two for the Ali Akhbar
scholarship for Hindustani music and two for the Saraswati
scholarship for Carnatic music.Further, we also
award a bursary and travel scholarship to given to students to help with
their education in music
Raga-Mala is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The
registration with CRA provides tax benefits for donations to the society.
Executive for 2013 -
Renuka Sriram, President; Sudha Menon, Vice President; Kalpana Gupta, Secretary; Howard Pitts, Treasurer; Vini Chari, Past President and Co-opted members are Vaidee Ayyaswami; Terry Meiyeppen; Meera Murali;Anil Garg;Sadru Ladhani and Rahul Shrivastava.