Next Livewire Open Mic will feature violinist and composer Palini Ramnarayan

The National Indo-American Museum, which builds bridges between generations and connects cultures through the diverse and colorful histories of American Indians, hosts “Livewire,” a monthly open mic that features local performers, including comedians, storytellers, actors, musicians and others to register and show off their talents.

The next “Livewire”, Thursday, August 18, will feature violinist and composer Palini Ramnarayan.

It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Umang and Paragi Patel Center, 815 S. Main St. in Lombard.

You will have 3 minutes for any type of spoken word performance: poetry, storytelling, comedy, acting, reading essays, singing and music. Not ready to take the mic? Come join the audience and enjoy the show! Your $5 ticket includes light refreshments and admission to the museum.

If you would like to register for the open mic, email [email protected] Advance registration is recommended as they schedule on a first come, first served basis.

For tickets, go to–open-mic–niam-56540 or at the door

Palini Ramnarayan is a versatile musician who started singing at the age of five, training in classical Hindustani under Aparna Pai and later Saili Oak. It currently follows the traditions and style of Jaipur Gharana. She performs frequently at temples and community events and has also worked on collaborative projects with string quartets and college orchestras. She is also a trained classical western violinist, composer and composer. Palini played violin in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra for four years and served as musical director of her a cappella group, Cornell Tarana, for two years. She currently sits on the Board of the South Asian A Cappella Association. She is deeply passionate about intertwining her two musical cultures and bringing both genres to new audiences.

The National Indo-American Museum serves as a hub for the full spectrum of the Native American experience, keeping its stories alive and relevant, using new and innovative ways to connect with the public. It engages generations of visitors from all communities to explore the rich cultural heritage, long immigrant history, and significant contemporary developments that shape the lives of millions of Indian Americans. Documenting, collecting, and sharing the evolution of Native American history, NIAM’s exhibits, programs, and publications nurture appreciation of the commonalities that bring people of diverse ethnicities together. Learn more at or

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