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The city of Chennai is gearing up for yet one more season of music. As November nears its end and December waits just on the edge to arrive, the atmosphere is clouded by controversies of unusual kind. »
Innovation is the name of the name. Come December, Carnatic music buffs in the city of Chennai will, for the first time perhaps, have an opportunity to listen to live concerts at a prime theatre. »
It was a beautiful name given for an evening congregation. It was an event to tell a special story to a kind audience by a courteous team comprising talented artistes. »
They go ga ga over RaGA. The reasons are obvious. The high octane stuff at Narada Gana Sabha on December 23, 2017 settles beyond doubt why the RaGa sisters (Ranjani & Gayatri) remain the darling of many a Carnatic music buff. »
Bombay Jayashri and Abhishek Raghuram combined well to take the audience to a musical `Yatra' during their performance at The Hindu November Fest. Held at The Music Academy in Chennai on November 18, 2018, the joint rendition showcased different genres, unusual ragas, fresh compositions and a mix of lovely accompanying instruments. »
Lalgudi siblings - Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi - have long been under the shadows of their illustrious guru and father Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. This violinist duo is now evolving into an independent sub-brand within the larger Lalgudi clan. »
Muscat born twins Shruti and Sahana are Masters in music production technology and innovation & global entertainment and music business, respectively, from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA (Valencia Campus). »
A Chinese (Hakka) born, Chong Chiu Sen (Sai Madhana Mohan Kumar) lives in Malaysia. He came to Chennai some summers ago to learn music but ended up learning Bharatha Nathyam instead under late Usha Srinivasan and Veena under late Kalpakam Swaminathan. »
While the boy was immersed in counting the beats, this gentleman in balcony too was engrossed in his own world. As the audience listened to Bombay Jayashri with rapt attention, this `older rasika’ was happily playing cards in his hand-held device. »
In an increasingly conflict-ridden world, music can provide the much-needed soothing touch, said Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India. »
Soundarya, born in an art loving family, started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 4. »
He is a traditionalists' delight. A rising star very many seasons ago, veteran Neyveli Santhanagopalan still carries the youthful enthusiasm. »
Lakshmi Sreeram is a resourceful artiste. She is not only a talented Carnatic vocalist but also well trained in Hindustani classical music. »
Abhishek Raghuram was at his classical best at Vani Mahal on December 18,2017. Right from the word go, he just immersed himself into a musical journey and stayed focused like a blinkered-horse. »
A new non-profit organization has come into being here to promote and encourage Indian performing arts in this part of the world. »