“KALA” her forename means “ART”.
Maestro Kala Ramnath belongs to a violin dynasty from India- a unique musical lineage of seven generations which straddles both the classical systems of the subcontinent.
Here are a few quotes on her:
“If Mozart had been transported to the South Asian subcontinent this is what he and improvised Western classical music might have sounded like. This comparison is not thrown in to befuddle or impress. Kala Ramnath is a musician of giant-like qualities.”
-Ken Hunt in the Jazzwise magazine in 2004
“To write about one’s daughter and disciple is a very difficult proposition. All I can say is that I’m thankful to the Almighty that he has given me Kala, who with her immense talent and musical abilities is all set to carry forward my tradition and legacy – The torch bearer of the Mewati Gharana in the true sense of the word. ‘Kala’ means art and that too related to fine arts. She stands true to her name in every way.
-Legendary Indian Classical Vocalist and Kala’s Guru, Pandit Jasraj in 1998