Image credit: Photo of Jay Dabgar playing tabla by Samra Teague

Sunday Dawn Raga Series

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 8:30 pm
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 8:30 am
Sat, 13 Feb 2021 8:30 pm


Darebin Arts Centre Courtyard 
Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd
Preston VIC 3072


Free event


As we begin a fresh new year full of possibilities, the people of Darebin are invited to start their summer Sundays by awakening their senses through the sounds of Indian classical music at the free weekly Sunday Dawn Raga Series from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 14 February 2021.

Audiences will be immersed in the meditative and spiritual sounds of the sitar, flute and veena with the uplifting beats of the tabla. The free musical journey through tranquil and uplifting South Asian music has been designed by MAV and presented by the City of Darebin to energize and prepare audiences for the day ahead.

The weekly Sunday Dawn Raga Series concerts have been curated by renowned artist Jay Dabgar (tabla) and will feature some of the best exponents of this form of classical music.

Raga, in Indian classical music, is the melodic framework for improvisation and composition. It is based on a scale with a given set of notes, a typical order in which they appear in melodies, and characteristic musical motifs. By using only these notes, by emphasizing certain degrees of the scale, and by going from note to note, the performer sets out to create a mood or atmosphere.

“Indian Classical music actively demonstrates humanity’s deep emotional connection with nature and our surrounding environment.” says musician Jay Dabgar.

Sunday 24 Jan 2021 | 7.30am to 8.30am
Darebin Arts Centre Courtyard 
With artists:
Subramanya Sastry – Flute
Jay Dabgar – Tabla

Sunday 31 Jan 2021 | 7.30am to 8.30am
Darebin Arts Centre Courtyard
With artists:
Jayshree Ram – Carntatic vocal
Sughosh Mosale Seetharam – Violin
Jay Dabgar – Tabla

Sunday 7 Feb 2021 | 7.30am to 8.30am
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre Civic Square
With artists:

Bhairavi Raman – Violin
Nanthesh Sivarajah – Mridangam
Jay Dabgar – Tabla

Sunday 14 Feb 2021 | 7.30am to 8.30am
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre Civic Square
With artist:
Josh Bennett – Sitar

We will be serving complementary cups of chai on the day. You may wish to bring a cushion, mat, or stool to sit on.