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WE HOPE OUR MUSIC CAN FURTHER THE IDEA OF PEACE

April 27, 2019
Silva is among the 15 musicians from Sri Lanka who was on stage at the NCPA, Nariman Point, as part of SASO, which was conceived and put together by India’s former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao.

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NIRUPAMA RAO WANTS TO UNITE SOUTH ASIAN NATIONS THROUGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

April 26, 2019
Former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao talks about India’s relationship with neighbours like Pakistan and China, the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka and her new journey to unite South Asian nations through music.

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SASO DEBUTS IN INDIA WITH A CONCERT DEDICATED TO THE RECENT BOMBINGS IN SRI LANKA

April 24, 2019
SASO is a dream project put together by former diplomat Nirupama Rao along with her retired civil servant husband, Sudhakar.

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SHARE AND CARE CORE OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

April 26, 2019
Speaking at a concert organised by South Asian Symphony Orchestra at NCPA, VP said terror was an enemy of humanity and had no religion

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SASO DEBUT CONCERT IN MUMBAI

April 25, 2019
South Asian Symphony Orchestra’s debut concert to present ideas of harmony, reconciliation through music.

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THE ORCHESTRA ENABLES WALLS TO CRUMBLE

April 25, 2019
Ahead of the maiden concert of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra, its co-founder and former diplomat Nirupama Rao on bringing together musicians from the region, and why Mumbai was the first choice for the launch

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

October 30, 2018
Promoting peace and understanding in the South Asia region through the universal language of music

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IF MUSIC BE THE SOUND OF HARMONY, PLAY ON

February 04, 2018
“I am thrilled that our dream of creating a South Asian Symphony Orchestra is being launched with this first step of bringing young Indian and Sri Lankan musicians together”

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MUSIC BEYOND BORDERS

January 28, 2018
Nirupama Rao mooted the idea to bring together musical talent from the eight countries in the region, in an effort to unite people through music and promote peace through the medium of melody

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BRINGING DIVIDED SOUTH ASIA TOGETHER

February 08, 2018
The need for using music to build bridges was stressed by the person who made “Music Beyond Borders” possible – Nirupama Rao

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MY OWN DELIGHT WAS SHARED BY MANY

March 04, 2018
Music Beyond Borders presented by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka featuring internationally renowned Pianist Marialena Fernandez and Conductor Viswa Subbaraman

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HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES FOR PEACE

February 25, 2018
Former diplomat Nirupama Rao is taking steps towards forming the South Asian Symphony Orchestra

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SASF TO PROMOTE CULTURAL DIALOGUE

July 07, 2018
Nirupama Rao, India’s former foreign secretary announced she is setting up a foundation to promote cultural synergies and dialogue in South Asia.

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IT’S TIME FOR A GREAT SOUTH-ASIAN SONG BOOK

July 22, 2018
This is our way of attempting to forge empathy in regions that have not always been at peace.

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AN ADMIRABLE VENTURE

July 26, 2018
Nirupama’s mellifluous voice has a lovely timbre, and her rendering of songs was full of conviction and feeling

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