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Countering COVID19 Musically
31 March, 2020

Countering COVID19 musically

While quite a few postings of many kinds are doing their rounds in preserving peace during these hard times... read more

07 March, 2020

Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam - an epitome of “vidhya dhanam” Balasubramaiam was affectionately known as Balu mama. The moment you mentioned “Sethalapathi” the entire music world... read more

Sa Ma Ga
28 February, 2020

Sa Ma Ga for you!

Varisais are beginner lessons in carnatic music. They may sound boring and may not have a great appeal.... read more

Neyveli - Isayurai
10 February, 2020

நெய்வேலி சந்தானகோபாலனின் இசையுரை

”பறந்து கொண்டிருக்கும் ஒரு பருந்தையும், அதனுடன் தொடர்ந்து வரும் அதன் நிழலையும் கற்பனை செய்து கொள்ளுங்கள். சாஹித்யத்துக்கும் அதில் பரவியிருக்கும் இசைக்குமான உறவு இத்தகையதே. இதை நான் சொல்லவில்லை. கவிச்சக்ரவர்த்தி கம்பனுடையது இந்த அருமையான... read more

The CUSP Festival 2
09 February, 2020

The afternoon session on the same day, at this Festival, saw an informed discussion on the subject, “Music and Literature as protest”. Mr. Ganesh Devy elaborated... read more

Malladi Suribabu's Lecdem
08 February, 2020

Malladi Suribabu - Compositions in Telugu

Paalam in continuing its educative work for the cause of music had thought it fit to... read more

The CUSP Festival
07 February, 2020

In a day-long session four panelists engaged themselves, all in their own manner on how the method of art curation had been envisaged in their respective... read more

SDNs Vande Mataram
27 January, 2020

Vande Mataram - an ode to Mother India

Vande Mataram, an Ode to Mother India, an event got up by Sri Devi... read more

நாகஸ்வரத் தவிலிசை விழா
25 January, 2020

நாகஸ்வரத் தவிலிசை விழா

விஜய் கார்த்திகேயன் & பிரகாஷ் இளையராஜா

பெரும்பாலும் இசைவிழாவின் போது நாகஸ்வரக் கச்சேரிகள் அதிகம் நடத்தப்படுவதில்லை. இது வெறும் துவக்க விழாவிற்கென்று ஒதுக்கப்பட்ட ஒன்றாகி விட்டிருக்கிறது. எத்தனையோ நாகஸ்வரக் கலைஞர்கள்... read more

Vellai Mozhi
18 January, 2020

Vellai Mozhi and other events

Vellai Mozhi, a solo-theatre performance commenced with a self-introduction by the protagonist, Revathi a transgender herself, who had travelled all the... read more

11 January, 2020

THE AMITHIAS PROJECT  - World Music from the Alps and India

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, is into its 60th year. While it has become... read more

Sid Sriram – Musical charge
29 December, 2019

Tamil Isai Sangam is celebrating its 77th Isai Vizha in a grand manner. There is a restriction that only Tamil songs can be rendered here. Actually it started... read more

Pantula Rama - depth and experience
25 December, 2019

The Music Academy at Chennai is an exalted seat of music where experts would be seated and the Ragam Thanam Pallavi (RTP) presented here has to be of... read more

Sowmya sings Padi
23 December, 2019

The Music Academy is celebrating its 93rd music festival and concerts, conferences and lec-dems are the order of the day at its premises. Sowmya, Sangita Kalanidhi designate this... read more

Rajesh Vaidya - audience pulse
19 December, 2019

Rajesh Vaidya, as he played on the vina got the audience mesmerized. The concert itself was punctuated with many sessions of applause from rasikas; some of them even... read more

Arundathi Krishnan’s concert
18 December, 2019

One of the oldest sabhas in existence, Sri Parthasarathi Swami Sabha is celebrating its 119th Isai Vizha this year and its concerts and lecture demonstrations are being held... read more

Vidya Raghavan’s concert
15 December, 2019

Vidya Raghavan gave a fair account of herself at the concert at Ragasudha Hall singing in the evening slot. Her Reethigowlai raga alapana had special moments for her... read more

Bharath Sundar - stellar musical qualities
14 December, 2019

Bharath Sundar has been recognized today as an artiste of stellar musical qualities with an acquired vidwath by choice. That he is a crowd-puller has also become common... read more

Amrutha Venkatesh - fresh mind with fresh orientations
13 December, 2019

Amrutha Venkatesh focussed on Sri T V Gopalakrishnan’s (TVG) compositions in her concert for Sampoornam Foundation for Music and Arts at Arkay Convention Centre. TVG himself had... read more

Vivek Sadasivam, an unhurried approach
12 December, 2019

Vivek Sadasivam is one among the new-gen singers who are emerging, showing a lot of promise. As he performed under the aegis of Sampoornam Foundation for Music and... read more

Anahitha & Apoorva @ Mudhra
10 December, 2019

Traffic jams have become the order of the day and it is always frustrating if you become part of one. It was therefore a late entry at the... read more

சஞ்சய் சுப்பிரமணியத்தின் - தமிழும் நானும்
09 December, 2019

சங்கீத கலாநிதி சஞ்சய் சுப்பிரமணியன் கச்சேரிகளின் போக்கில் நிறைய மாறுதல்களைத் துணிச்சலுடன் கொண்டு வந்தவர். முக்கியமாக அவரது கச்சேரிகளில் தமிழ் பாடல்கள் நிறைந்திருப்பவையாக அமைத்துக் கொள்வார். சிலர் தமிழ் இசைச் சங்கத்தில் பாடும் தருணங்களில் மட்டும் அங்குள்ள கட்டாயத்தின்... read more

Charukesi's Survey
06 December, 2019

சாருகேசியின் ஆய்வு

இசை விமர்சகராகவும் மற்றும் அமுதசுரபி, கல்கி, தினமணி கதிர், ஆனந்த விகடன், குமுதம், கலைமகள் போன்ற பத்திரிகைகளில் வெளிவந்துள்ள தனது கதைகளின் எளிமையான நடை, கட்டுரைகளின் அறிவார்ந்த எண்ணங்கள், இவற்றின் வாயிலாகவும்  நம்மிடையே... read more

Niranjana Srinivasan's Concert
05 December, 2019

Niranjana’s strength on display

NIranjana Srinivasan by choosing the raga Atana for delineation during the initial phase of her concert probably did the right thing as... read more

Vishnudev Namboodri's Concert
05 December, 2019

Vishnudev Namboodri  - firmly grounded

Vishnudev Namboodri has come a long way in the field of carnatic music. His music rests on strong foundations and there... read more

1000 years of Music and Dance in Chennai
26 November, 2019

Arkay Convention Centre, now a landmark music hall located at the busy Luz Corner has completed nine years and entering its tenth. Celebrations in the form of evening... read more

Dr. S A K Durga and Dr. M B Vedavalli
19 November, 2019

Emergence of New Ragas - A continuum

Dr. M B Vedavalli, with more than 30 years of experience in music research and teaching and who retired... read more

Dr. Sriram Parasuram's Lecdem
17 November, 2019

Origin of the violin and how it became the beloved staple of carnatic music

As part of a series of lectures on Western Instruments in the... read more

Aravind Bhargav's Lecdem
17 November, 2019

The Mandolin - its journey in carnatic music

As part of a series of lectures on Western Instruments in the context of Indian Music, Aravind Bhargav... read more

Raghavan Manian's Lecdem
17 November, 2019

Saxophone and its Indianization

As part of a series of lectures on Western Instruments in the context of Indian Music, Raghavan Manian spoke on “Saxophone and... read more

Retro Film Music - Songs For All Seasons
16 November, 2019

Retro film-music - songs for all seasons

O S Arun handpicked, designed and presented Retro Hindi and Tamil film songs along with MS Viswanathan’s Ananthu with... read more

A Day with Dikshitar
10 November, 2019

Guruguhaamrta’s  “A Day with Dikshitar”

Madhyama Kala Sahithya in Dikshitar Kritis


Dr. R S Jayalakshmi

Guruguhaamrta remembered and celebrated “A... read more

Thamilum Kala Mattrangalum
02 November, 2019

தமிழும் கால மாற்றங்களும்

வாய்ப்பாட்டுடன் இணைந்த பியானோ

”தமிழும் கால மாற்றங்களும்” எனும் தலைப்பை எடுத்துக் கொண்டு அதற்குள் உட்பிரிவுகளாக பக்தியும், காதலும் எனும் இரண்டின்... read more

Mysore brothers hold sway over the audience
16 October, 2019

Mysore brothers Manjunath and Nagaraj are arguably the best carnatic violinists in India. This twosome with the seasoned Srimushnam Raja Rao on the mridangam and Giridhar Uduppa on... read more

Palakkad Ramprasad
09 October, 2019

Bhairavi Swarajathi’s fervour restated

In choosing Bhairavi Swarajathi, Amba Kamakshi (அம்ப காமாக்‌ஷி), the masterpiece of Syamasastri, Palakkad Ramprasad sought to restate its pre-eminence in the pantheon... read more

Malladi Brothers
22 September, 2019

Malladi brothers  -  Hold to their niche

Malladi Brothers, Sriram Prasad and Ravikumar, have created a niche for themselves in the carnatic world after their guru,... read more

Hyderabad Sisters - fine chemistry on stage
30 December, 2015

As the Hyderabad sisters, Lalitha and Haripriya performed at Bhavan’s PAC Ramasamy Raja Hall in the late evening session for Kartik Fine arts, one could gather  two things for sure,... read more
Sanjay's concert carries its customary elements
30 December, 2015

Sangeetha Kalanidhi designate, Sanjay Subramaniam’s concert for The Music Academy must have aroused everyone’s interest as was seen by the audience beyond the full-house that had gathered to listen to... read more
Hyderabad Brothers - Seshachari - Diction assumes significance
26 December, 2015

Hyderabad Brothers were to sing at the Music Academy after a considerable gap and this alone was enough to arouse one’s interest. Only the younger, Raghavachari was present to perform,... read more
Ananya Ashok - voice range and depth through alapanas
26 December, 2015

Ananya Ashok as she sang under the auspices of Kartik Fine Arts in the afternoon slot, at Bhavan’s PAC Ramasamy Raja Hall proved what is central to a musicians performance... read more
Bharat Sundar carries Rishabhapriya with grace
22 December, 2015

Bharat Sundar has grown to become a musician endowed with immense confidence and has extraordinary talent. This became self-evident by the manner in which he handled the raga Rishabhapriya as... read more
Aruna Sairam - Judicious mix of songs
22 December, 2015

Aruna Sairam began her concert for Narada Gana Sabha at its main hall, to a near-full house with a rare varnam in Thodi by Annaswami Sastri, Karuna Katakshi. Closely on... read more
Vishnudev Namboodri - alapana was his forte'
16 December, 2015

Carnatic Idol, Vishnudev Namboodri began briskly with the Nattakurinji Varnam and led us into listening to a brief alapana of Mukhari before presenting Thyagarajas composition, Thalachinandhane. The manner which he... read more
Children's performance holds the audience in a trance
25 November, 2015

Muthuswami Dikshithar’s Nottusvara Sahithyas, nearing 40 in number were presented by groups of children dressed conventionally in the South Indian mode. These children belonged to Vidyavanam, Anaikatti. They with their... read more
Bhavans is more than an institution, it is a movement
23 November, 2015

Inaugurating Bhavan’s Cultural Festival 2015, Sri N.Murali, President, Music Academy, who was the Chief Guest, proclaimed that the Bhavans is more than an institution; it is a movement, that is... read more
Vedavalli is 80 years young
20 November, 2015

Sangita Kalanidhi Vedavalli is an octogenarian now. She has at this juncture completed six decades of a life dedicated to music. These six decades had the “elements mixed in her”... read more
Subashri bore the Sowmya stamp - all the way
06 November, 2015

Subashri, as she sang for Association for Promotion of Talents (APT), at Arkay Convention Centre, quietly made a statement that she was a faithful disciple of Vidhushi Sowmya.  One level... read more
Captivating Jugalbandhi - Abhisekh Raghuram with Kunnakudy Balamuralikrishna
05 November, 2015

As one entered to enjoy Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2015 at Sadguru Gnananda Hall (Narada Gana Sabha) a lilting Thiruvembavai, Moyyar Thadam Poigai was running in Poorvikalyani. It was a near-packed... read more
01 June, 2015

Bank employees Art Troupe (BEAT CHOIR) participated in the 4th Vietnam International Choir Competition - Hội An 2015 organised by INTERKULTUR Management GmbH, Germany and the Government of Vietnam between... read more
Margazhi Migrants
24 January, 2015

- Sukanya Kumar The season is almost over, music, dance and the margazhi, a cultural potpourri that keeps the city ticking for near two months. Performers, learners, connoisseurs all flock... read more

VeedhiBhajans - Singing in the streets
20 January, 2015

- Sukanya Kumar Mythology goes that Saint Andal got up at pre- dawn and gathered her friends from their homes to sing the praise of the Lord.Tiruppavai as we... read more

SIFAS Festival 2014
17 January, 2015

It was the pride of Singapore and the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS). Three young Singaporeans, completely trained and nurtured in the carnatic tradition in Singapore, taking to the... read more
Savita Narasimhan - Internalization
02 January, 2015

Savita Narasimhan’s concert presented at the Music Academy made it a pleasant evening that came after Christmas day. The whole concert had a gait caused by songs that were more... read more
Nanganallur rasikas were drenched in the music
31 December, 2014

It was an interesting concert at Nanaganallur Anjaneyar Temple held as part of Sri Hanumanth Jayanthi festival.  Mysore H N Baskar held the audience in raptures with his classical Violin concert. Krithiga... read more
N J Nandini - Brimming with confidence
17 December, 2014

NJ Nandini, runner-up at the carnatic idol competition, 2012 sang at MFAC during their 63rd year Art Festival on December 15, in the afternoon slot. She was accompanied by Thirucherai... read more
Vignesh Ishwar - Voice robust and deep
17 December, 2014

As Vignesh  Ishwar performed at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club in the second of the afternoon slots, one could get the feeling of listening to a robust voice that was... read more
The story of Gajendra
08 December, 2014

Visaka Hari was all vitality, verve and vivacious in her rendition of the GAJENDRA MOKSHAM last evening. She performed to a overflowing hall at the Bharathiya Vidya  Bhavan, enthralled the audience,... read more
Youth at the helm, yet again
06 December, 2014

It had given this reviewer wholesome pleasure to see a Sanjay, a Sowmya, a Jayasri or a Sudha perform as “youngsters”. Yes. One had experienced sheer joy in listening to... read more
Kartik Fine Arts - 40th year Art Festival Inaugurated
04 December, 2014

The 40th year Art Festival of Kartik Fine Arts (KFA) was inaugurated in a crisp, short and sweet function on the First Day of December, 2014. This Festival is being... read more
Madhuradhwani Music Festival Inauguration
04 December, 2014

- Bhaskaran Shivaraman The fourth Madhuradhwani-Music Festival was Inaugurated by Dinamani Editor Shri Vaidyanathan, Nataraj IPS, Asthika Samajam V Narasimhan, and Vedanth Ramanujam Shri Kannan was the MC and effectively played... read more

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