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World Music concert tickets are $15 general, $12 senior, and $8 student (free to Sac State music students on the night of the show, subject to availability).

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World Music

South Indian vocalist Smt. Sudha Raghunathan will be performing on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m., along Kamala Kiran (violin), Vignesh Venkataraman (mridangam), and Sowmi Narayan (ghatam).

Sudha Ragunathan received her initial training in Carnatic music from her mother, V. Choodamani. From the age of three, she began to learn bhajans (Hindu devotional songs). Her tutelage continued under B. V. Lakshman. In 1977, she received an Indian government scholarship to study music under a doyenne of Carnatic music, Dr. M.L Vasantha Kumari.

Ragunathan has performed and collaborated with other artists all over the world. She has performed at the United Nations, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, and at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, to commemorate 50 years of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Ragunathan has performed at the Madras Music Season every year since 1990, and is considered one of India's leading Carnatic performers. In 2013 she was awarded the Sangita Kalanidhi of the Madras Music Academy. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian honor, in January 2015.