5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Umang and Paragi Patel Center NIAM
815 S Main St, , Lombard, IL, 60148

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Livewire is your Open Mic platform to jam, tell us a story, act your heart out, enthrall with a verse, drop the mic… You bring the talent we’ll bring the cheers!

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: NIAM’s Umang and Paragi Patel Center, 815 S Main St, Lombard, IL 60148

Get your $5 tickets:–open-mic–niam-56540

You’ll have 3 minutes for any kind of spoken word performance- poetry, storytelling, comedy, acting, essay reading, singing, and even music! Not ready to take the mic? Come join the audience and enjoy the show!

This month’s spotlight performer: Palini Ramnarayan

Palini Ramnarayan is a versatile musician with a Music minor from Cornell University. Palini started singing when she was five years old, training in Hindustani classical under Aparna Pai and later Saili Oak. She currently follows the traditions and style of the Jaipur Gharana. Palini performs frequently at temples and community events, and has also worked on collaborative projects with string quartets and collegiate orchestras. She is also a trained Western Classical violinist, composer, and songwriter. Palini played violin in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra for 4 years and served as musical director of her a cappella group, Cornell Tarana, for two years. She is currently on the board of the Association of South Asian A Cappella. Palini is deeply passionate about intertwining her two musical cultures and spreading both genres to new audiences. She currently works as a software engineer in Chicago.

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