Aarohi – Avarohi

Introducing Rangoli’s Music Concert Series

As part of our community outreach activities, the Rangoli Foundation has occasionally featured artists and scholars from various fields ranging from music, dance, visual arts, literature and Yoga in intimate settings.  Aarohi – Avarohi is one such initiative of Rangoli Foundation that took its roots in 1985 in Los Angeles and has continued to share the rich traditions of Indian classical music.  Aarohi – Avarohi music concerts happen at the Rangoli Space and other venues. This is often followed by a post performance discussion with the artists.

Aarohi – Avarohi refers to the ascending and descending order of notes in a Raga.  In Indian classical music Raga refers to a musical scale formed by the permutation and combination of the Swaras or the basic notes (Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa).

Rangoli ARchive 1998 Amma Appa Suda

Concerts & Artists

1985 – 1991

Venkat Chalan, Shaarada Chalan, & Sudarshan Chalan – University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Geetha Bennett, California

Jayashree Varadarajan, California

Srikanth Chari, California


Rajkumar Bharathi (Chennai, India) Album Release – November 3, 2017

Anuradha Sridhar, Poovalur Srinivasan

Bristol Civic Auditorium, Bellflower, California


Aarohi-Avarohi Series, James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance, California

Direction by Santosh Rao

Introductions by Anuradha K Ganpati

Southern California Musicians:

Ananthakrishnan, Meera Balachandra, Shanthi Balaji, Sudarshan Chalan, Sunanda Chandramouli, Narayan Kadekodi, Yamuna Kadekodi, Sumita Kundu, Padma Kutty, P T Narasimhan, Santhosh Rao, Sheela Sudhakar, Sudhakar Subrahmanyam, & Ron Wagner


Nagamani Srinath & Artists (Bangalore, India)

Sherman Oaks, California


Mysore N. Srinath, (Mysore, India)

Krishna Kumar, Janardhan Rao (Bangalore, India)

Indian Arts Council, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California


Mysore Chandan Kumar (Mysore, India)

Mysore N. Srinath (Mysore, India), Gurumurthy G. (Bangalore, India)

Chalan School of Music, Karnataka Cultural Association, Los Angeles


Mysore N. Srinath (Mysore, India), Mysore Chandan Kumar (Mysore, India), Gurumurthy G. (Bangalore, India

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California


Aarohi-Avarohi Series, Valley Performin Arts Ceter, California State University, Northridge, California

Second Generation Indian-American Musicians


Srimathi Lalgudi Brahmanandam (Chennai, India)

Anuradha Sridhar, & Gurumurthy G. (India)

Madrid Theatre, Canoga park, California


Aarohi-Avarohi Series, Sherman Oaks, California

Veeraraghavan S.R. (Chennai, India), Sarvothama A. P. (Bangalore, India)
Sankara Subramanian, & Gurumurthy G. (Bangalore, India)


Aarohi-Avarohi Series, Sherman Oaks, California

Balinese Music by Gamelan Silih Ganti

Molly White, Justine Kragen, Steve McDonald, & Geoffrey Dent


Appalachian Music Ensemble, Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Hollywood, California

Rebecca Stout, Molly White, & Steve Werner