RAJNA SWAMINATHAN

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A leading practitioner of the South Indian percussion instrument mridangam, Rajna Swaminathan first gained attention in the 2000s playing a hybridized mix of Indian classical music and jazz. A protégé of mridangam master Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Swaminathan has worked on projects with Vijay Iyer, Amir ElSaffar, and Ganavya Doraiswamy, to name a few. In 2019, she released her debut album featuring her RAJAS ensemble, Of Agency and Abstraction.

Born in 1991 in Maryland, Swaminathan grew up in a musical family with a mother who sang and a father who played the mridangam. Along with her sister, violinist Anjna Swaminathan, Rajna was encouraged to play music and first became interested in the mridangam around age five. However, as her fingers weren't strong enough initially to play the instrument, she also took piano lessons throughout her school years. She eventually began mentoring with veteran mridangam artist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, traveling to India over
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