Small World's Mother's Day Celebration with Ramneet Singh – Sunday May 12th
Singing khayal, thumri, shabad-kirtan, sufiana, and folk, with an acclaimed presentation style and almost thirty years of strict classical vocal training under her belt, Ramneek Singh has established herself as one of Canada’s finest Indian classical singers. Singh has a stunning voice, with commendable range, that strikes a cord in the soul. Not to be missed by both mothers and offspring alike!
Originally hailing from New Delhi, India, currently residing in Toronto, Singh’s new album was set to be released in April/May, but she is now pushing to have it ready for the Mother’s Day show. Our fingers are crossed! Ramneek Singh is also doing her best to have her mother, one of her biggest inspirations and influences, come from India to Canada for the tribute show.
Ramneek cites her mother as her “encouraging force” in music, especially early on in her career, instilling the importance of strict discipline at a young age. Singh says, “classical music is a life long commitment to regiment and routine,” and sometimes finds her own experience with motherhood and performing Indian classical music a difficult balance.
Singh teaches at Sur-Rang School of Music established by her in Toronto, instructing advanced students in the intricacies of Indore Gharana, and also continues to learn herself through teaching. Singh says, “every moment is precious,” and “lives music,” having conversations with the kids about music and practicing her craft even in the car. It can be a challenge to maintain both a family and a music career, but Ramneek Singh is no stranger to challenge, finding the challenge and discipline of Indian classical music attractive and both personally and spiritually rewarding.
When: Sunday May 12, 4:00
Where: Maja Prentice Theatre, 3650 Dixie Rd., Mississauga