Outreach & Advocacy
"PaRa the Supreme..."
A movement by Dr. Pantula Rama and her dedicated team
PaRa...the Supreme is a 'no barrier' socio-cultural movement initiated by globally acclaimed Carnatic musician Dr Pantula Rama. PaRa has an enthusiastic and dedicated team of musicians and music lovers from different walks of life who deeply believe in the vision of this movement and strive to achieve its objectives, which are:
To create and heighten the awareness of the art of Carnatic music with an openness towards all genres of music
To achieve oneness with the Supreme Consciousness through pure note (Swacch Swar)
To realize socio-cultural oneness without any social, religious or cultural barriers
To stimulate human evolution through music.
To conduct 'PaRa Vistara' events as an outreach program to fulfil the above objectives
PaRa has been active since 2016, and recently celebrated its 2nd Anniversary in a grand full-day celebration of music and learning in Visakhapatnam. The movement conducts a variety of activities including outreach events, interactive workshops, and multi-day festivals geared at uplifting its participants through the power and beauty of music.
VIistara programs are outreach events organized by PaRa team members. The area of operation ranges from rural to urban, government to corporate or any other sector where there is a need. they feature customised activities like Spandana, Samarpan, Sikshana etc ending with a complete listening experience (Sravanam) in the form of a Concert tailored for the outreach setting.
Spandana is one of PaRa's most cherished events. It aims at stimulating spontaneous and heartfelt response to music and thereby to life situations. Participants have the opportunity to share their thoughts on short audio-visual clips of music that span various genres, in any mode of expression of their choice - talking, singing, dancing, poetry, sculpting, enacting, painting etc.
Samarpan events create space for enthusiastic musicians or non-musicians to share their passion 'for' and views 'on' music in their own way through presentations or artistic expression. The participants are chosen based on the merit of the purpose, content and presentation of the registered entries.
TEACHING & LEARNING
Sikshana, or learning is a main part in all PaRa events. A new song is taught to all participants and performed in chorus at the end of the program. They are advised to further practice and perfect the same song. Musicians and newcomers alike enjoy our Sikshana programs. It aims at achieving high standards of learning and practice in an inspired ambience without inhibitions.
PaRa in the News
PaRa has received recognition in national newspapers and media for its groundbreaking work
A new approach to listening to Carnatic music
(The Hindu, January 2018)
"PaRa the Supreme aims at drawing a larger base of learners," says Dr. Pantula Rama.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
The PaRa team loves to conduct outreach events with new partners. If you are interested in hosting a PaRa event at your venue or organization please contact us at email@example.com. We are currently based in India, but we are working on global expansion. We would love to partner with you!