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Nritya Kalanidhi for Rama Vaidyanathan, Narthaki Nataraj and Bragha Bessel

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Chairman of Tata Sons, N. Chandresekeran, will preside over the Sadas, which will be held on the evening of January 1, 2023. Senior singers Bombay Jayashri, Nithyasree Mahadevan and Aruna Sairam aren’t giving concerts for the Academy this time around, it appears.

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The concert was preceded by Ranjani and Gayatri unveiling ‘The Wisdom Bridge’, a book penned by Kamlesh Patel ‘Daaji’ – Guide of Heartfulness.

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Heartfulness Institute is a non-profit organization teaching meditation to millions of people across 5000 centers in over 160 countries

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The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to 40 at any given time.

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The function will also see PMF awards (Distinguished Carnatic Musicians Award) given away to Vainika K. Srivatsa, Vocalist S. Mathangi, Mridangist Erode Nagaraj, Flautist T. Sashidhar and Morsing artist Nerkunam Manikandan.

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The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar carries a purse of Rs. 25,000. The Yuva Puraskar will be presented at a special ceremony by the Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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The Festival in January each year is a four-day cultural feast in the city’s oldest neighbourhood, Mylapore, which is a perfect heritage zone with iconic institutions, home to legends and the imposing Kapaleeswarar Temple.

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The Saraswathi Puraskaram has been instituted in honour of Saraswathi Pattabhi Raman.

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

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Music tourism of an unannounced type happens in Chennai during December. Music buffs from within and outside the country flock to this city to savour classical music of high quality. It does not mean that the rest of the months go without music of the December kind

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The award is instituted to recognise significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.

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M.K. Stalin, TN CM, will be chief guest at the inaugural function. Chairman of Tata Sons, N. Chandresekeran, will preside over the Sadas, which will be held on the evening of January 1, 2023. Young artistes get senior slots

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Among the awardees are: Gowri Kuppuswamy, Anasuya Kulkarni (Carnatic Vocal), Mangad Natesan (Carnatic Vocal), R. Ramani (Carnatic Veena) and Kolanka Laxman Rao (Mridangam).

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The artists will be performing at the Soorya Festival 2022 on November 2 at Ganesham, Trivandrum. They will present a medley of tributes to Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu and Aiyappa.

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Gayatri Krishnaveni Lakshmanan is the daughter and disciple of Krishnaveni Lakshmanan of Kalakshetra. She is senior dancer at Chennai Bharatanatyam scene.

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This concert series for the kids is a significant component of the annual Navarathri festival around the Mylapore Kapali temple in the heart of the city of Chennai.