Series 12 - Oral history interview with Sandhya Srivatsan conducted by Sarada Sai Susmitha Turaga

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CA UTM C001-12


Oral history interview with Sandhya Srivatsan conducted by Sarada Sai Susmitha Turaga


  • 27 Mar. 2021 (Creation)

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0.38 GB of digital video recordings (1 MP4 file that runs 01:16:22 in duration)

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Sandhya Srivatsan is the founder of the music academy Gaanavarshini located in Brampton, Ontario. She is a trained Karnatic singer coming from India, who has learnt under the discipline of wonderful gurus. As a trained musician, Sandhya speaks about her early connections and relationship with music. Sandhya comes from a musical family, where each member of her family shared a collective passion for this art form.

In her oral history with interviewer Sarada Sai Susmitha Taraga (UTM undergraduate student at the time), narrator Sandhya Srivatsan talks about the importance of Karnatic Sangeetham and what the art form has to offer the youth of today. Sandhya talks about the importance of family, religion, occupation, and education, and how Karnatic music allowed her to develop a balance when approaching life. Using her passion for music and teaching, Sandhya has developed her own music academy, hoping to teach the tradition of Karnatic Sangeetham and have it rooted in the hearts of the South Asian community in Peel.

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Copyright is retained by interviewer. Use for anything other than research and private study requires permission from the rights holder.

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