Ram Kumar today sports an entirely new tag to his name. He is a composer also! When the virus of unknown variety spread fast across the globe and rendered everybody firmly anchored at homes, he discovered a new tool in his learning kit. As the world is slowly veering round to accept the new normal life, Ram Kumar is happy donning an entirely different hat. He has already composed over 20 songs on various deities.
Jayashri has decided to join hands with Milaap to create awareness about this project and also help bring in contributors for this cause.
``Through the notes and the melody, we wish for good health and wellbeing for the world, '' says senior Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath.
The Mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park was launched in February 2006. Around 1,400 children have been part of the Kutcheri over the last 14 years.
From Dimapur, which is the only flat district of Nagaland's seven districts, we started our journey up the mountains. Hills, gorges, waterfalls, a winding river to escort us, rain mist - all in one good winding stomach-churning ride up the hills. Nature in its bounty!
In recent years, there is a surge in the number of music lovers, young and older, in Canadian cities striving to learn this type of music as can be inferred from the enthusiasm of audience observed in Carnatic concerts by skilled artistes.
What was mesmerizing for me was the childish glee with which Khan Saheb narrated incidents from his childhood times.
The Centre also appointed three artistes — Anupama Hoskere, Neyveli Santhanagopalan and Sudha Ragunathan — to fill vacancies on the board for its current term that is till November 9.
Fifteen students from Sruthilaya School presented a one-hour Mikeless Kutcheri on the morning of January 9 at the Nageswara Rao Park to kick-start the 18th edition of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival.
Some are fascinated by it. They have it at homes just to quench their desire. For them, it is merely a showcase piece. Not for her, though. She touches, feels and immerses into Veena.
Carnatic vocalists C. Lalitha and C. Saroja have been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Centre.
Paavani Cotai, a disciple of T.R. Vasudevan, presented a one-hour mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park on Day-3 ( January 11) of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2020.
The Kutcheri marked the beginning of the 15th year of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park that was launched in February 2006.
Launched on the first Sunday of February 2006, the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 14 years today.
On day two of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival on January 10, Shakthi Muralidharan, a disciple of Smt. Amritha Murali and Smt. Sattur Lalitha Santhanam, presented a one-hour Mikeless Kutcheri.
Harikatha exponent Vishaka Hari had a full house at The Music Academy on the evening of December 2018. It was an inspiring discourse as she sketched out the women of substance in India from the past.
An erudite scholar, Sangitha Kalanidhi-designate S. Sowmya is a traditionalist's delight. A copy-book stylist, she is a no show-woman. She has a no-nonsense approach to music.
A darling of the audience, Aruna Sairam never lets her die-hard fans leave her concert unhappy. Time without number she had done this. Her concert for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha on December 19, 2019 was no different.
Elegance marked Bharathanatyam exponent Shobana performance for Krishna Gana Sabha on 21st December , 2019. The audience was wonder-struck by the way she displayed each and every expression with grace and class in her unique style.
She is a long-haul player. Season after season, she turns out to sing. Many seasons have gone by since her maiden concert. Her commitment, however, has not dimmed.
Time just flew, commented an young girl coming out of the two-and-a-half hour concert of Bombay Jayashri for Mylapore Fine Arts Club on December 24, 2019.
He wears a deceptive personality. When on stage, however, Abhishek Raghuram is an artist par excellence. What stands out in the vocalist Abhishek is his total immersion into the job on hand.
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.
The 10th Indira Sivasailam Endowment medal was bestowed upon leading Carnatic music exponent Dr. Pantula Rama at the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert here recently.
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.
Corporate mergers are justified on the ground that one plus one makes for more than two. However, we have often seen one plus one resulting in less than one. What if the weak or bad one pulls the strong or good one down.
The festival will begin on February 13. It will be held at Kalakshetra campus here in Chennai.The concerts on both days will begin at 6 p.m.
Carnatic vocalist T. M. Krishna is set to release his new book titled Sebastian & Sons on February 2.
The awards presentation function will be followed by a vocal recital by Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan
Ram Vasudevan is among the current generation musicians, who is deeply immersed in our traditions and culture, especially in championing the cause of Tamil isai and Carnatic music.