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Chennai to host event on 05 Dec 2015 to celebrate 80th birthday of Umayalpuram Sivaraman
CHENNAI, December 02: A day-long programme is being organized to celebrate the 80th birthday of veteran Mridangam artiste Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman here on 05 Dec 2015.

The programme will be held at The Music Academy, and begin at 9.30 a.m. with Mangala Isai by Seshampatti Sivalingam. There will be an audio-visual presentation by film director S.B. Khantan titled 'Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman with Legends'. There will also be a presentation by T. Ramaswamy, former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, on the `Science of Mridangam.’ Senior Bharatanatyam artistes Roja Kannan and Priya Murle will present adavus composed by him.

The second session will commence at 4.30 p.m. There will be a vocal concert by Abhishek Raghuram. Subsequently, Rajiv Menon's documentary 'Overtone' on Sivaraman will be screened. An audio CD of Sivaraman’s concerts and ringtones will also be released. The programme will end with a fusion concert 'Jwaalaa'.