2 overseas students present mikeless
CHENNAI, July 10: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organized by Sundaram Finance, two school students- one from Massachusetts, USA, and another from Dubai - presented a mikeless Kutcheri on the morning of Sunday last (July 7) at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park.
At 6:30 a.m., 13-year-old Aditya Ravikanth, a class 9 student of Acton Boxborough High School, Massachusetts, USA, presented a 45-minute Kutcheri. Aditya, who has been learning music from Smt. Tara Anand, presented songs that included Vinayaka (Hamsadhwani Ragam/Adi Taalam), Sadaachaleswaram (Bhoopalam/Adi), and Meenakshi Me Mudam (Poorvikalyani/ Adi).
Following this, 10-year-old S. Sowmya Lakshmi, a class 6 student of Elite English School, Dubai, presented a lively Kutcheri between 7:15 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sowmya Lakshmi has been learning music from Palakkad Vijay Kumar. Sowmya Lakshmi’s compositions included Tyagarajar’s Sree Ganapathini (Sowrashtram Ragam, Aadhi Taalam), Maa Jaanaki (Kamboji / Aadhi), and Bandureethi (Hamsanadham/Aadhi), Pattanam Subrahmaniayer’s Aparaadha (Lathangi/ Aadhi) and Gopalakrishna Bharathi’s Sabhapathikku (Aabhogi/Roopakam), and Vanamaali Jeeyar’s Janaki Ramana (Kaappi/ Aadhi).
Both the Carnatic vocal artistes were accompanied on the Mirudangam by R. Kishore (Guru: Shri R. Ramesh) and on the Violin by Parur Ananthalakshmi (Guru: M..S. Anantharaman / M.S. Krishnaswamy).
The idea behind the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month is to promote young musical talent aged below 15 years, and provide them with a launch pad. Over 700 children have presented the Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes.
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