A lilting well loved Swarajathi now made fun for kids! “Rara venu gopa bala” these Telugu lyrics implore Lord Krishna, “Please come my lord Venugopala”. Believed to be composed by Patnam Subrahmanya Ayyar, this popular Swarajathi with its pleasing melody, in Carnatic raga Bilahari and set to Adi Talam, is one of the early compositions that kids learn when they start Carnatic music lessons.  A new arrangement of this happy sounding piece makes it contemporary, peppy and a lot of fun for kids! Combining ideas from pop and kids’ music, team Mahesh Raghvan, Alapana Bagirath, Arjun Ravi Shankar,  KDB Madhavi, Swaminath Jayaraman and Vishnu Priyaa  match lively vocals, beats of the Ghatam with musical notes of the Flute, Veena and Geoshred, accentuated at places in the song that kids will find new and interesting. Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/india-fellowship-season-1-pt-1/1354364954 Available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1ODfAdukWMC9vrF3V904SC?si=rOOXoPPPQcSe9DPgtv9hKw To feature in an IndianRaga production, apply to be an IndianRaga Fellow at indianraga.com/fellowship IndianRaga brings together the best musicians and dancers across 60 international cities to collaborate on high quality music videos viewed by millions of people globally. The genres we work with are rooted in Indian classical performing arts and include Carnatic music (South Indian classical music), Hindustani music (North Indian classical music), semi-classical music, contemporary and fusion music, Indian classical dances including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak, and also ballet, tap, contemporary dance. Our productions also include a wide range of instruments including mridangam, tabla, sitar, violin, flute/bansuri, veena, ghatam, and new-age categories like music arrangement and production with EDM, Trap, Pop amongst others. Our most popular innovations include classical cover songs, a cappella, mashups and remixes of the latest viral pop hits in both western and Indian music. Anyone can apply to join our collaborations, and you can visit www.indianraga.com for more details and application process. #indianraga #carnatic #fusion