Playing for the Planet: Vijaya Sundaram

Vijaya Sundaram is a musician of superb abilities. An excellent composer and lyricist, she has a wide repertoire of material from many of the great songwriters. Over the past decade, however, she’s been away from the performance scene, pursuing a career as a teacher in a local public school, and spending a lot of time with our daughter Sharada.

The “Playing for the Planet” concert actually saw her in three separate roles: as vocal accompanist for my set of khyal, as a member of the Agbekor Society, and as the singing and speaking MC of the evening.

In this last role, she presented three songs by three very different songwriters: Suzanne Vega, Jose Feliciano and Malvina Reynolds respectively. It was great to see and hear her back on stage with guitar in hand; I’m hoping that by the next concert, she’ll have some of her own music ready to play.


I have been wanting to get in touch for the last 30 years. Vijaya please get in touch


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6 Jan 2010, 2:24am
by rochan pant

The Voice is very familiar.. time has changed the face.. it stil sounds as great as I remember from Mood I 1986.. I Think. good to hear as see this..


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