CMANA, Carnatic Music Association of North America, established in 1976, is a Tax-Exempt, Non-profit Organization (TAX ID 11-2654179) registered in New York and New Jersey. CMANA’s mission and charter is to serve as a cultural-bridge that promotes and propagates the learning, understanding, performing, and appreciation of the Carnatic style of Indian Classical Music and related fine arts in North America.
CMANA provides a concert performance platform by regularly arranging tours of both visiting as well as locally residing eminent musicians. These concert tours are coveted by these critically-acclaimed artistes and cherished by music lovers in the US and Canada. The list of musicians who have toured under CMANA’s banner serves as a Who-is-Who of Carnatic style of music. CMANA also arranges individual concerts of talented musicians in various genres such as Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Instrumental, Hindustani Vocal, Jugalbandhi, Percussion Ensemble, and lecture demonstrations (Lec-Dems). For US based teachers/musicians who need a vehicle to showcase their talents, CMANA organizes programs such as Sangeetha Mela (Music Marathon), Teachers Appreciation Day, and Local Talent Series (LTS).