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NEWS - Archive Apr / May 2014
T.R. Balamani, a quintessential, self-less and ultimate teacher: N. Murali
CHENNAI, May 30: Disciples of Mumbai Smt.T.R. Balamani celebrated the completion of their guru’s five decades of teaching Carnatic music. An event to mark the celebration was held at the Mini Hall of The Music Academy here on May 17, 2014. »
Smithsonian Folkways re-issues Vina music from UNESCO series
CHENNAI, May 30: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the non-profit record label of the national museum of the U.S., has re-released two albums - India: Vicitra Vina - The Music of Pandit Lalmani Misra, and South India: Ranganayaki Rajagopalan—Continuity in the Karaikudi Vina Style. »
Sri Suprabhata Sabha to hold music competition
CHENNAI, May 30: Sri Suprabhata Sabha will hold its annual music competition at Baroda II Street, West Mambalam. It will be held on June 22. The contest will be open to three categories classified into seniors, juniors and sub-juniors. »
Guruguhalaya celebrates annual day
CHENNAI, May 30: The second annual day will be celebrated by the Guruguhalaya on May 31st at Adambakkam Kainkarya Sabha, Sri Sankara Kendra, Nilamangai Nagar, Adambakkam. »
Lecture by Prince Rama Varma
CHENNAI, May 30: Prince Rama Varma’s The Sangeetha Lakshna and Lakshya series organised by Karnatic Music Forum will feature a lecture by Prince Rama Varma this time. »
Remembering Flute Mali
CHENNAI, May 30: T.R.Mahalingam, popularly known as Mali, was well known for his wizardry over the flute instrument. And, he had a huge contingent of disciples across the world. »
Bhagavatha Namasankeerthan at Sri Swaminarayan Temple in Dwaraka
CHENNAI, May 30: A Bhagavatha Namasankeerthan Mela is currently under way at “Sri Swaminarayan” Temple at Dwaraka, Jamnagar district in Gujarat. It is organised by the Bhagavan Nama Prachara Mandali Trust, Nungambakkam. The Trust is organising this for for the 11th year now. »
GI tag for Thanjavur Veena
CHENNAI, May 26: Thanjavur Veena has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The tag was formally accorded to it on Saturday last. »
Gopalkrishna Gandhi quits as Chairman of Kalakshetra
CHENNAI, May 22: Mr. Gandhi did so in the wake of a change of guard at the Centre. He resigned on Wednesday, a day after Mr. Narendra Modi was made the leader of the Parliamentary party of the BJP following its stunning victory at the recently-held general elections. »
Deekshithars themselves to organize Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival
CHENNAI, May 06: This prestigious festival is all set to be organized by the Deekshithars themselves from the year 2015. According to a release, artistes are requested to send in their applications along with their profiles to participate in the dance festival. »
Amritha Chandramouli presents lively concert at Park
CHENNAI, May 06: Amidst falling leaves and curious birds chirping around the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park and in front of a park audience comprising Kutcheri regulars and morning walkers, 15-year-old Amritha Chandramouli, a class 10 student of Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, presented a lively concert. »
Guru Balamani to be felicitated in Chennai on May 17
CHENNAI, April 06: It is time to honour one of the best teachers of Carnatic music of our time, Smt.T.R. Balamani. Students of Smt. Balamani have come together to organize a Guru Vandanam for their dear teacher, who has shaped the musical talent of many a shining star in the world of Carnatic music of modern era. »