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NEWS - Archive October 2008
Sankaran Namboodiri to give vocal concert at CCMA
30 Oct 2008: Ohio-based Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA) is organizing a grand vocal concert of M.K. Sankaran Namboodiri on November 1, 2008 at 6.00 p.m. The concert will be held at Upper Arlington Civic Center, says a release from CCMA.

Raagarasika, a free podcast series on Carnatic music
29 Oct 2008: Vidya Subramanian and Devesh Satyavolu, both based in the U.S., have launched a new venture to take Carnatic music to the global audience.

Music fest of Vamshi Academy to begin on November 7
29 Oct 2008: The annual Karthic Music festival of Bengaluru-based Vamshi Academy of Music Trust (R) will begin on November 7. The festival will last till November 9.

Nityashree, Sudha Raghunathan, T.N. Krishnan, S. Rajam and Gayathri Venkataraghavan to be honoured in Season 2008
25 Oct 2008: Even as the music season is fast approaching, the Sabhas here have come out with their lists of awardees for 2008. The Nungambakkam Cultural Academy (NCA) Trust will confer on vocalist Nityashree Mahadevan the title ‘Kala Sironmani’.

Fusion concert on Nov. 9 to raise funds for Lakshmi temple project in Boston
24 Oct 2008: The Carnatic and Hindustani music teachers in the Boston region have come together to organize a unique fusion concert. This fund-raising concert will also mark the inauguration of the expansion project of the Lakshmi temple here.

Rmkv Bharat Sangeet Utsav to begin on Oct. 30
24 Oct 2008: The RmKV Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2008 will kick-start here on October 30. The utsav will last until November 9. The ustav is presented by Carnatica Archival Centre for Music and Dance in association with Shri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha.

Suswaralaya College to kick-start music fest on Oct 31
23 Oct 2008: Bangalore-based Suswaralaya College of Music (R.) will celebrate its 9th anniversary from October 31. The celebrations will last till November 5. The six-day festivity will be held at Devagiri Sabhangana, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70.

Dikshitar Day to be celebrated on November 14
22 Oct 2008: To mark the anniversary day of the great Saint composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar, veteran vainika Kalpagam Swaminathan will render Abayamba Navavarana kritis at Raga Sudha Hall here on November 14, 2008 along with vainika Jayalakshmi Sekar.

Columbus Carnatic Music Association to present Chitraveena concert by Ravikiran
22 Oct 2008: Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA) of Ohio has announced that it will hold a grand instrumental concert of sangeet samrat Chitraveena N. Ravikiran on October 25, 2008 at 6.00 p.m.

Nada Varsha 2008 festival to begin on Dec. 6
22 Oct 2008: The International Society for Laya Awarness has announced the schedule for Nada Varsha 2008. The two-day festival will commence on December 6 at Asthika Samajam, Alwarpet, here.

Slokha competition for children
22 Oct 2008: The International Society for Laya Awarness will conduct an exclusive slokha, vocal and drawing competion for children below the age of 12 years in the month of December.

Bharat Kalachar award for R.K. Srikantan & K.J. Yesudas
17 Oct 2008: The 22nd Margazhi Mahotsav of Bharat Kalachar will begin on December 12, 2008. The Mahotsav will be held in association with Bank of India. The inaugural function will be held at Sri YGP Auditorium, Thirumalai Road, T. Nagar.

Kala Mandir event to feature dance recital
17 Oct 2008: The Kala Mandir Trust is organizing a Bharatanatyam recital titled ‘Om Namo Narayana’ by Priyadarsini Govind.

Dancer Manjula Lusti Narasimhan to be honoured
17 Oct 2008: The Indian Fine Arts Society has decided to confer on dancer Manjula Lusti Narasimhan the title ‘Natya Kalasikhamani'. The title will be conferred on her at the 76th South Indian Music Conference and Festival of the Society.

Silver jubilee fete of Sruti begins
15 Oct 2008: Sruti, a magazine devoted to classical arts, on Wednesday, kick-started its silver jubilee celebrations. The celebrartions will last till October 19. Select events will be held at 'Alapana', the residence of Sruti's founder late N. Pattabhiraman. The rest of the events will be spread across exclusive places.

Lalgudi’s dance ballet `Jaya Jaya Devi’ plays a magic wand on audience
06 Oct 2008: After a gap of 14 years, violin maestro Padma Bushan Lalgudi G. Jayaraman’s "Jaya Jaya Devi" came alive when 14 highly talented dancers combined to re-create the six-episode ballet, whose focus is on the power of Devi, the female facet of the universe as described in Indian scriptures.

Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam honours Ajay Nambudiri
06 Oct 2008: Carnatic vocalist Ajay Nambudiri has been made the asthana vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam.

Lalgudi’s ballet `Jaya Jaya Devi' to be presented on Oct. 4
02 Oct 2008: Violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman will present his operatic ballet `Jaya Jaya Devi’ on October 4 at the Satguru Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha. It is choreographed by Guru Radha.

Flute recital of father-son duo enthralls audience at Dasara fest
02 Oct 2008: Flautists B.K. Anantha Ram and his son Amith A. Nadig presented a concert at the 2008 Dasara festival celebrations in Mysore on the evening of September 30.