Multi-Lingual Western-Indian Fusion Music Concert on Nov 7

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HOUSTON: Shaking Hands Across Continents, a Western-Indian music ensemble, directed by acclaimed Houston musician Vidushi Smt. Rajarajeshwary Bhat and organized by Global Organization for Divinity, will be presented on Saturday November 7, at Berry Miller Junior High School, 3301 Manvel Road, Pearland TX.

The concert will present a melodious fusion of Indian and western music, featuring the compositions of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, including a world unity song sung in 16 different global languages..

The concert, which is supported by the City of Pearland Cultural Arts Grant program, will bring together over 40 performers of all ages comprising of several experienced, well-known Houston and international musicians as well as accomplished young stars.

Smt. Rajarajeshwary Bhat is the director of Houston’s Krishna Gana Sudha Music Academy, where she teaches south Indian Carnatic music. She hails from a family of musicians in India and has numerous national and international accolades to her credit, both as a musician and a teacher. Apart from coordinating Carnatic music concerts and presentations, she has also worked on several collaborative music productions with various genres of world music.


The vocal line up for this unique event will feature Smt. Bhat, Kruthi and Keerthana Bhat, Uma Ranganathan and several other accomplished Houston singers and students.

Indian percussion will be directed by Sri Erode Nagaraj of international repute, who will be joined by talented percussionists Sri Charan Rajan and Sri Chandrakaanth Ramamurthy. The Indian violin orchestra will include Houston’s gifted Smt. Deepa Ramachandran and Sri Mahesh Iyer.

Mr. Arthur Delaney – pianist, string instrumentalist and orchestra director – will join hands with Smt. Bhat in this fusion production, directing the western side of the orchestra with his students playing a variety of western instruments.

This musical ensemble is organized by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.), a worldwide nonprofit that aims to promote peace, harmony and universal love amid cultural diversity.

The proceeds from this concert will benefit the construction of Namadwaar prayer house’s youth educational and cultural service center. Donations for the cause are welcome, and complimentary passes with preferred seating will be given to donors.

Tickets and donation options are online at

For more information about Global Organization for Divinity, please visit or call 281-402-6585.