ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Sanatana Dharma Foundation, based in Dallas, USA, sponsored an All Women Instrumental Ensemble to tour 14 cities in the USA for raising funds; their noble objective being Vidya Daanam – Empowerment Through Education. The team was led by Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi on the violin, followed by Mala Chandrasekhar on the flute, myself on the Veena, Rajna Swaminathan on the Mridangam and Bhagyalakshmi on the Morsing. The concerts were all very well received. A huge word of appreciation for the sponsors who left no stone unturned to make the tour a success. Hospitality for us artists was overwhelming. We had a wonderful time. Here are some pictures taken during the trip from Bhagya’s camera…. and my favorites include the one with the three of us in a jewelry store, New York City by night, and a stunning view of the snow-capped Iranian mountain ranges from the Air India flight on our trip back home.