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Malavika Sarukkai, Hari Krishnan, Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Dr. Goswamy, Sadanam Balakrishnan and Shyamala Mohanraj.

On the process of creativity

Dancers and scholars deliberated on various aspects at the annual conference, held in Chennai. »
Jayati Chakraborty.

Classical touch to Tagore

Jayati Chakraborty’s album, ‘Raager Aloye Rabi,’ is a dialogue between Rabindrasangeet and sarod. »
Violin maestro M. Chandrasekharan, and his daughter and disciple G. Bharathy, sings at Sree Sathyasai Sangeethothsavam in Palakkad.

Singing for peace

Sree Sathyasai Sangeethothsavam in Palakkad laid emphasis on classical renditions that evoked a mood of serenity. »
Classical singers performing at the Saint Thyagaraja Pancharatna Keertana Utsav, organised by Sangeeta Sanmandali

Homage to Thyagaraja

Over a hundred musicians participated in Thyagaraja Aaradhana Sangeetotsavam in Vijayawada. »
Team Buffle
Thiruvananthapuram, January 23, 2015

A unique musical act

Music meets theatre this Sunday as French music group Buffle (Buffalo) takes centre stage at Co-Bank Towers. A group that has created its own ‘style’ their act according to band member Xavier M... »

In memory: Our USP is that listeners can take away a song at the end of the show, says the band. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
January 22, 2015

Paying tribute with music

It’s not often that a new band makes headlines in its infancy. However, Bengaluru-based River Man Band is making inroads in the music capital’s scene like no other band with their unique original m... »
Sivamani
January 22, 2015
Quick Five

Drumming for the divine

World percussionist Sivamani, for all his rockstar looks, firmly believes in the divine power of rhythms. What makes him unique is not only his constant search for new techniques, new sounds and ne... »
January 22, 2015

Rhythmic extravaganza

It is not often that one can feast on an aesthetic treat in an environment that is steeped in historical grandeur and sanctity. When the occasion is one of revering two such musical giants, every d... »
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar.
January 22, 2015

Two evenings of Tiruppavai

(This is an article which appeared in The Hindu dated January 13, 1963.)Two evenings last week-end were given over to the privilege and pleasure of listening to Sri Ariyakudi Ramanuja... »
G. Ravikiran. Photo: S. Madhuvanthi
January 22, 2015

Quite appealing

The concert of G. Ravikiran took off vividly with ‘Bhavanutha’ in Mohanam along with swarakalpana. After a neat presentation of ‘Chalamelara’ in Margahindolam, his interpretation of Saveri was ins... »
Valayyapatti S. Malarvannan. Photo: M. Karunakaran
January 22, 2015

This percussion fusion was different

Valayapatti Malarvannan and his team set out to present what he called a distinct percussion jugalbandi on the occasion of Valayapatti Nada Laya’s 20th anniversary. One may dispute the claim... »
January 22, 2015

Musical extravaganza

‘Sankaram 2015’, a musical event featuring musicians such as Vikku Vinayakaram, Kadri Gopalnath, George Brooks, Taufiq Qureshi and V. Selvaganesh will take place on January 25, 7 p.m., at Sir Mutha... »
Trichur Brothers Photo: K.K. Najeeb
Thiruvananthapuram, January 22, 2015

Series of musical highs

Five Carnatic music recitals were the main attraction of the ‘Aathirothsavam’ at Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur. A. K. C. Natarajan He was instrumental in i... »
Young singer at the Purandara Daasar Krithi Music Competiton. Photo: K Ananthan
January 20, 2015

Breaking boundaries

They love Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. They love Purandara Daasar and Thyagarajar kritis equally well. Young music students in the city see no contradiction in this. They see Carnatic music as... »

Music thrills from the hills

Of bands and birdsong

Like a melodious duet

Quiet flows an idea

Music down memory lane

Colours, notes and words

There were many impressive moments

Inspired by the Bard

SEASON OF MUSIC Subhendu Ghosh (top) has planned his upcoming annual programme around the theme of spring.
January 23, 2015

Spring in their song

“Sufis have been celebrating basant since the time of Nizamuddin and Khusrau,” says classical vocalist Subhendu Ghosh. Ghosh who spearheads the cultural organisation Pratidhwani, has planned... »
Mambalam M.K.S. Siva (left) and Kalahasti K. Durgaprasad performing a Nadaswaram concert. Photo: M. Moorthy
January 22, 2015

Bringing the melody home

Like in the past, this year too, All India Radio, through a special national programme, brought to music lovers two live Carnatic music concerts from the samadhi of Tyagaraja at Thiruvaiyaru, wher... »
January 22, 2015

Sweet spontaneity

A veena concert by Revathi Sadashivam, accompanied by B.S. Prashanth (mridanga), and S.N. Narayana Murthy (ghata), was hosted recently by MES Kalavedi, Bangalore.The evening commenced with “... »
A.S. Murali. Photo: K. Ananthan
January 22, 2015

A fitting tribute

The sixty-first annual Tyagaraja aradhana festival under the aegis of Thyagabrahma Gananjali, got off to a sprightly start, at Sree Venugopalaswami temple, at Sullivan Street, Coimbatore, with the... »
(Clockwise) Kuldeep Pai, Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, K. Hariprasad, Gomathinayagam, Chitrambari Krishnakumar, Radha Badri, Nandini Ramani, Roshini Ganesh and Randini. (Below) Sai Shankar and Sudha Raghuraman. Photo: M. Vedhan.
January 22, 2015

Onus is on the dancer too

(The first part, ‘From the left side of the stage,’ appeared on January 9.)... »
Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Photo: V. Ganesan
January 22, 2015

Simply Sanjay!

Raja Annamalai Mandram was teeming with rasikas, including hard core Sanjay Subrahmanyam fans. Despite having completed more than 10 concerts for the Season, Sanjay’s energy levels were sti... »
Thrissur Brothers. Photo: V. Ganesan
January 22, 2015

Why this frenzy?

Before starting to write anything else about the music of Thrissur Brothers, there is a heartfelt request: “The high-pitched rendition mars the effect of your soulful music, please... »
Thiruvananthapuram, January 22, 2015

Showcasing musical acumen

Strict adherence to sruthi and technical perfection coupled with rigorous training under music scholar C.S. Krishna Iyer have made Ambikapuram G.K. Sivaraman a complete musician. His vocal rec... »

Making global impacts Alo Wala loves to connect with dance Photo: Jamil G.S.
January 21, 2015

Rooted in resilience

Nothing brings more inspiration to a music composer than a personal experience and for Chicago-based, Indian-origin rapper Shivani Ahlowalia, inspiration came from the beaches of Pondicherry. <... »
January 20, 2015
Beatstreet

Meet The Vamps – Christmas Edition

It may be January but Christmas isn’t over until it’s over. And for British pop band The Vamps, it’s still the ‘right time to rock the night away’ with a cosy Christmas edition of yuletide blended... »

A new musical wave

For the love of music

Music routes to the spiritual

Her world of raag and riyaz

Mastering the world’s largest flute

From the left side of the stage

Deluge of swaras

Team Carnatic