Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan
Daughter & disciple of Dr S.Ramanathan &
Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore
alapana events in the past
alapana ensemble got a rare opportunity to perform @ MICA before distinguished audience including the Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim & Senior Minister of State, Ms Grace Fu during a Deepavali celebration
Thyagaraja Akhandam 2012
alapana anniversary 2012 featured a Ramayanam-based thematic presentation, RaghuVamshi
Dunman High School ~ Workshop on Indian
Akhandam 2010 Report Photos
alapana anniversary 2010 Photos
8pm: Neythal- the continental shelf @ Esplanade Theatre Studio,, Singapore
- your home of Indian Music and Dance
music & dance have given a special identity to Indian culture. alapana's
endeavour is to
bequeath Indian cultural heritage through music and dance.
Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan had committed himself for the sole mission of exchanging
his profound musical knowledge with the whole world. It was his vision that
the world would appreciate the
potential, beauty & impact of this great melodic tradition more and
more in the decades to come. True
to his vision, Indian classical carnatic music has already started soaking the
hearts of millions of people across the continents.
Mrs R.Banumathy, daughter & disciple
of Dr S.Ramanathan carries the baton and
has been continuing the mission.
popularly known as alapana, was founded in Singapore in 1999 by Mrs R.Banumathy.
Over the years, alapana has established itself as a premiere institution
teaching and performing Indian classical Carnatic music & Bharatanatyam in Singapore. alapana faithfully adheres to the musical tradition inherited
through the Trinity and passed on by Dr S.Ramanathan. alapana also strictly follows the path laid by our
trendsetter Gurus, the Dhananjayans in the field of Bharatanatyam.
offers lessons in Indian classical (Carnatic) music - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mridangam &
Dance -Bharatanatyam. alapana will soon offer lessons in Hindusthani Vocal music, Sitar & Tabla.
operates through its branches at 3 vantage locations:-
1. 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore - 218122
2. Block 684, Race Course Road, #01-316,
Singapore - 210684
3. 300 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex, Singapore - 469457
The Serangoon Road branch is known as 375 and the Race Course Road branch is known as 684 branch of alapana; both 375 and 684 are located on either side of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road near Farrer Park MRT
The new third branch known as Bedok branch by the side of Giant Supermarket, near Tanah Merah MRT.
We hope to open more branches at other potential regions of Singapore.
Quality and Variety ~ the hallmark of alapana
National Indian Music Competition 2014
We congratulate the participants, including winners and thank the Gurus, Mrs Meera, Sri Gokul, Sri Raghu & Mrs Banu for their dedication.
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2014
Concert by Sri Ramakrishnan Murthy with Sri Delhi P Sunder Rajan (Violin) & Sri V.Raghuraman (Mridangam) held on 22 Feb'2014
available on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxAIvwt4mU concert starts at 08:00hrs on the timeline
Arjun's Mridangam Arangetram on 29June,2013
Ganapathi Puja was performed for alapana's 3rd Branch at 300 Bedok Road, S- 459467 on 7 July,2014
~ alapana's New Branch is located within Bedok Shopping Complex, near Tanah Merah MRT ~ Classes at Bedok branch will commence in August ~ Admissions open for all subjects
Sri Ramanavami at alapana 23 April,2013
Students at YST Conservatory of Music, NUS Singapore with Mr Raghu & Mrs Banu at the end of the workshop on Indian Music
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013
Thyagaraja Aradhana in 2013