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Liner Notes: Violin, India Style 

Two brothers, two violins.Former child violin prodigies Mysore M. Nagaraj and Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath, more popularly known as the Mysore Brothers, have grown up

Two brothers, two violins.Former child violin prodigies Mysore M. Nagaraj and Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath, more popularly known as the Mysore Brothers, have grown up to become some of the top-ranked violinists out of India today. And conveniently for you, Source readers, you don't have to travel to Mysore, India, to see these prodigal sons of renowned violinist Sangeetha VidhyaNidhi Prof. S.Mahadevappa - they're bringing their acclaimed violin skills to Bend.

The Mysore Brothers are known for their ability to create a sense of peace and tranquility with their concerts. They will be joined in Bend by percussionist Rajarao and will combine virtuoso techniques with striking melodies and intricate rhythms, creating something that sounds akin to a musical conversation.

The Mysore Brothers take the traditional Western concepts of violin as an instrument heard mainly in classical and bluegrass music and turns it on its head. Where classical music commonly features drawn-out or crisp violin notes and bluegrass is known for its quick chops, both contain a clear and precise sound. The Mysore Brothers use both drawn-out and staccato notes, but both contain sound almost like a whine, which is common in Indian music, but makes it sound almost as if they are playing a completely foreign instrument. The Mysore Brothers are capable of making their violins emit noises you didn't know violins could make - like low-pitched groans - and still creating something beautiful and exotic.

With the disintegration of the Cascade Festival, Bend's access to high-level cultural music events might seem a bit slim this summer and the Mysore Brothers are a sure fire way to get that world music fix. - Shelby Harwood

Raga: The Mysore Violin Brothers Of India

7:30pm Wednesday, September 10, Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. 350-9642. All ages. $15.

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