SMC Facebook Live June 2020

Dear Music Rasikas,

We would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Facebook Live concert 

5.15 PM - 6.15 PM: Vocal concert by Kum. Namrata Pulapaka  accompanied by Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda on Violin and Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi on Mridungam

Below are links to the live broadcast channels:

YouTube Channel link:

Facebook Channel link:

Please note that due to current uncertainty with COVID-19, Sydney Music Circle may require to cancel the live broadcast without notice. Current NSW Government’s social distancing policies allow Sydney Music Circle to conduct this programme in a remote setting and be able to broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube channels. However, social distancing policies could be tightened again by NSW Government. If this occurs, in the interest of artistes safety and well-being the live broadcast will be cancelled.

Artiste Profiles:

Kum. Namrata Pulapaka

Namrata Pulapaka is a vocalist specialising in the field of Carnatic music. She was born and brought up in Sydney and has been learning Carnatic music from a very young age. She began her musical training with Smt. Radha Kalyan and Smt. Prema Ananthakrishnan (Sydney), and from the age of 11 began learning from her uncle Sri M. Srikanth (USA). For the past few years she has been under the guidance of her grand-aunt Smt. M. Seshamani (India). Namrata is a graded artist of the All India Radio. She is a regular performer at various music organisations that promote classical music in Australia and in India. Her passion for this art form is sustained by her continued learning, concert performances and her active involvement in various Carnatic music events in Sydney. She has won several prizes in the music competitions she has participated in held by various organisations in Sydney, including the MLV Prize for Manodharmam conducted by Swaralaya Fine Arts Society. Namrata is one of the key organisers of Yuva Sangeetha Margam (YSM) that actively promotes the art of Carnatic music amongst the youth of Australia. She teaches music to a number of students. Namrata also provides vocal support for classical dance performances.

Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda

Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda had his initial training in music with Sri P.S.S.R Jagannatham and Sri N. C. Ramanujam. He had advanced training under eminent vidwan Sri Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao at Hyderabad. He is currently under advanced tutelage in vocal from Hyderabad Brothers and violin from Parur Sri M A Sundareswaran. He has a vast experience in accompanying local and visiting artistes for various concerts across Australia. He also developed interest in percussion and has undergone training in mridangam and kanjira from Sri Kaliprasad Babu, Melakaveri Sri K Balaji and Sri Nerkunam Sankar. He continues to learn mridangam from Maestro Sri Patri Satish Kumar. He founded Geervani Academy of Performing Arts and teaches Vocal, Violin and Mridangam in Sydney.

Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi

Siva had his training in mridangam under Guru Sri T.S. Janakiraman, a disciple of Sri Palani Subramania Pillai. He was a recipient of music scholarship awarded by the Centre For Cultural Resources and Training, Government of India. He is a sought-after mridangam artiste for Carnatic music programs, Bharatanatyam recitals and Sampradaya Bhajans in Australia. He has accompanied several leading artistes from India. Siva is a founding member of Sydney Bhajan Mandali.