Seattle Raman, Music Biodata
Seattle Raman, as he is popularly known to the South Indian Musicians young and old, has been engaged in the promotion of Carnatic Music for the past twenty-five years. He has sponsored, organized, and hosted most of the senior vocal artists in Seattle, Washington, USA. He has been the Director and President of the non-profit music organization, Ragamala during the past twenty-five years.. He is also the Chairman of the non-profit organization, ‘Acme Foundation’, (Academy for Carnatic Music Education) engaged in conducting, arranging lecture-demonstrations, and organizing the Thyagaraja Music Festival in Seattle. He is the Director of ‘shrutilaya.com’, a music school involved in teaching Carnatic Music, Thyagaraja Pancharathna Kritis, and other Devotional Bajans to students in Seattle and the Northwest.
Seattle Raman hails from a great musical family. He had his initial tutelage from his grandmother who was a great Vocalist, and a great Veena player. From a very young age Raman was exposed to Carnatic Music. After a lapse of many years during his study period Raman started learning in earnest from Sri. B. Rajam Iyer, S.R.Janakiraman, and later from many other senior vocal musicians. During the past twenty years, Raman had the benefit of listening to, and learning from many senior vocal artists. He has learnt and imbibed the traditional values of Carnatic Music from all the stalwart vocal musicians including Sri. O.S.Thiagarajan, Smt. Lalitha Sivakumar, and advanced training from Sri. P.Unnikrishnan, and Sri R.SuryaprakashRead More