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She is a double post-graduate (Master’s in Chemistry as well as Indian Music) and was a top-ranked scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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Mr. P. Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance, presented certificates and mementos to the artistes at the end of the concert.

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Kavi Yogi Maharishi Shuddhananda Bharathi was born this day (i.e. May 11) 125 summers ago. To commemorate the 125th birthday, the album, comprising his compositions, was released.

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After a gap of two years, Sree Ramaseva Mandali has returned to host its annual music festival in Bengaluru

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The Carnatic music concert stage is now slowly opening after the Pandemic. Covid-19 virtually saw no live concerts for the last couple of years.

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The Kartik Award of Excellence will be presented to vocalist Amritha Murali and mridangist Neyveli Venkatesh

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Suguna Purushothaman is known for composing and performing pallavis in rare talas

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The concert series, which begins on April 10, will last till April 18. It will feature artists such as Sumitra Vasudev, C. Charulatha (veena), Vivek Sadasivam, Abhirama Bode, Ashwath Narayanan, Suguna Varadachari-V. Bharat Kumar (duet), Seetha Narayanan, Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath and Shruti S Bhat.

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Her voice seems to have acquired a metallic glow after two years of Covid-induced sabbatical from normal kutcheris in sabhas.

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The concert will feature Grammy Award winners Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Chitravina Ravikiran and many others.

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Jayashri has decided to join hands with Milaap to create awareness about this project and also help bring in contributors for this cause.

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Through my music, I want to show to the world at large a new world. The idea is to reach out to people in so many ways and mould the sensibilities of a whole new generation. Music makes you more sensitive to the people around you, Aruna says.

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In this modern day when `stressed-out' youngsters and `tired-out' elders make a beeline for yoga classes, Bombay Jayashri feels music can come in handy to play the `ache-reliever' act to perfection.

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The rivers of India are considered holy because they have not only provided physical sustenance or fostered culture but have nurtured spirituality. The evidence for such inner nourishment is seen in the outpourings of bhakti from the innumerable composers who have lived on their banks.

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There should at least be one new kiriti in a concert. Introduce a new one and make it old. Concert full of rare ragas will not appeal to the audience. A judicious combination of all should be there in a concert.

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Come Marghazi, the gentle music of MLV will float in the morning air as the temples around the city play her Tiruppavai cassettes, bringing new freshness to the mind, body and the entire atmosphere. Indeed, the rendition of Thiruppavi was one of her greatest contributions to the cause of spreading divinity among masses through simple and pristine music.

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Bombay Jayashri, a disciple of violinist late Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Centre. In all, 102 have been chosen for the Padma awards

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What is the most essential quality of a professional musician? Sense of proportion, integrity, sincerity, conviction … Well, their answers reflect a sense of genuineness and feeling of responsibility. Indeed, they are a refreshing breed of youngsters. They have secular views on other forms of music.