Veena @ the Australian National University
Vaishnavi Muddam, a
student of Shobha Sekhar, has brought the soulful notes of the Veena, India's
national instrument, to the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
Shobha Sekhar is a well-known vainika in Melbourne has pioneered several
initiatives to propagate Indian classical music in Australia.
The inclusion of the
Veena at ANU is a significant cultural milestone, representing Australia's
embrace of diverse global traditions. ANU now offers double degree courses that
include Indian music as a core subject. This exciting development creates new opportunities
for undergraduate studies in Australia, inviting music enthusiasts from India
to explore and immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Indian
This initiative is a collaboration between Vaishnavi Muddam and ANU's Head of Music, Kim Cunio.