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NEWS - Archive June 2008
Life time award for Vikku Vinayakram
27 June 2008: Senior ghatam artiste T.H. Vikku Vinayakram has been chosen for the inaugural Yagnaraman Life Time Achievement Award. The Award has been instituted by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in memory of the late R. Yagnaraman, General-Secretary. Yagnaraman had held the post of General-Secretary of the Sabha from 1956 to 2007.

Tribute to R.R. Keshavamurthy
27 June 2008: The students of R. R. Keshavamurthy Foundation will come together to remember R. R. Keshavamurthy, a violionist of repute and a towering figure in the world of Carnatic music.

Maharajapuram Santhanam Rasikas' Trust to honour musicians
21 June 2008: The annual Maharajapuram Santhanam memorial programme will take place on June 23 at Thatvaloka Hall, 76 Eldams Road, Tenampet in Chennai. Organized by Shri Maharajapuram Santhanam Rasikas' Trust, the programme will commence at 5 p.m. with a vocal concert by Parvathi Ramakrishnan.

Veena Seshanna Award for Kalpakam Swaminathan
20 June 2008: Veteran veena artiste Kalpakam Swaminathan has been chosen for the Veena Seshanna Memorial National Award. Instituted by the Bangalore-based Swara Murthy V.N. Rao Memorial Trust, the Award will be conferred on her on July 20 at a function being organized at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium.

Swara Murthy V.N. Rao Award for Rudrapatnam brothers
20 June 2008: Vocalists Rudrapatnam brothers have been chosen for this year's Swara Murthy V.N. Rao Award. The Award is instituted by the Bangalore-based Swara Murthy V.N. Rao Memorial Trust. The Award is sponsored by Dr. A.H. Rama Rao. The Award is presented every year to a senior vocalist. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs.50,000.

Festival dedicated to mridagam artiste Subramania Pillai
20 June 2008: Chennai Fine Arts is organizing a special music festival dedicated to mridangam maestro Pazhani M.Subramania Pillai. The three-day festival will commence on June 20. It will be held at Gokhale Sastri Institute, K.N.Shanmugasundaram Hall, 16, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore.

Directory on musicians to be updated
19 June 2008: Bangalore-based Suswaralaya College Of Music® is gearing to launch the 4th edition of “The Directory Of Karnatak Musicians Of Karnataka”. It will be released on 31st October during our 9th anniversary celebrations of the college.

Audio release from Suswaralaya College of Music
19 June 2008: Suswaralaya College Of Music® of Bangalore has announced the release of four audio cassettes. The four are: Sringadri Vaibhavam, Vaggeeya Vaibhava – 2, Abhayamba Vibhakthi Kritis and Thyagaraja Vaibhavam.

Violinist Nandini & Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan in jugalbandi concert
18 June 2008: Kapri Art & Music Promoters has joined hands with Narada Gana Sabha to present a unique jugalbandi concert, featuring a violinist from the Carnatic music field and a sitar artiste.

Lecture on Dikshitar's kritis
13 June 2008: Music Forum has organized a lecture on Muthuswamy Dikshitar. The lecture programme is titled ``Bird's eye view of Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar's compositions'. The lecture will be delivered by R. Vedavalli and S. Sunder on June 15 at Ragasudha Hall, Luz, Mylapore. The lecture programme is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.

Jugalbandi concert
13 June 2008: Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha will play host to a jugalbandhi concert on June 14. It will see Hindustani musician Lakshmi Sreeram and Carnatic vocalist Lakshmi Rangaragan come together for a jugalbandi.

Sree Sath Sanga Papanasam Sivan Karnataka Sangeetha Sabha
13 June 2008: Sree Sath Sanga Papanasam Sivan Karnataka Sangeetha Sabha, Madipakkam, is organizing a classical Carnatic vocal concert on June 14. The concert will be given by Banu Kannan. The venue of the concert will be Ramanujar Hall at Madipakkam. The concert will start at 6.30 p.m.

Harmonium Habba on June 15
13 June 2008: The Bijapure Harmonium Foundation will organize a Harmonium Habba on June 15. This is the second such Harmonium Habba being organized by the Foundation. The even will happen on June 15 at Seva Sadana, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore. It will be a two-session event. The morning session will begin at 9.30 a.m. and the evening one at at 6 p.m.

Music competition on Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar kritis
13 June 2008: Harikesanjali Trust has announced a music competition on the kritis of Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar. The competition will take place on June 22 at the `L' shaped hall of Narada Gana Sabha between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sangita Choodamani for Hyderabad sisters
13 June 2008: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is reported to have selected the artisites for conferring the prestigious 'Choodamani' titles this year, it is learnt. The Sabha is learnt to have chosen Hyderbad sisters vidushi Lalitha and vidushi Haripriya for the Sangita Choodamani title.

Tambaram Club to hold music competition
11 June 2008: Tambaram Music Club is organizing a competition for devotional, classical and mridangam categories. The competition will be held on June 22 at Sita Devi Garodia School, East Tambaram.

Sulochana Pattabhiraman memorial concert
11 June 2008: Raga Tarangini Trust is organizing a Carnatic vocal concert of Prema Rangarajan. The concert will be held today (Wednesday) at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, P.S.H.S. School, R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore. The concert will begin at 6. p.m.