Honour for TNS

The Carnatic Music Association of North America, Inc., (CMANA), will honour Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan with Sangeethasaagara — Lifetime Achievement Award — on October 6, at Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A. The recognition comprises a plaque and gold medal.

Purattasi festival

Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyar Cultural, Charitable and Spiritual Association, Kottivakkam (Ph: 2448 0687/ 2448 7614/98841 73318) has organised special programmes on all Saturdays of the Tamil month of Purattasi. On Oct. 6, Kadayanallur Tukaram Ganapathy will render Varkari Sampradaya Hari keertanai. The following Saturday (Oct. 13), Karur Krishnamurthy Bagavathar will render namasankeertana bhajans and on Oct. 20, Pushpa Anand will present abhangs. The venue will be Sri Bhakta Anjaneyar temple at 4th cross street, AGS colony, and the time 7 p.m.


As part of the Navaratri celebrations, K.K.Nagar Aasthika Samaj will conduct music festival for boys and girls below 17 years from October 10 to 21 at Saranam Hall, Sri Iyappan Temple, Ponnambalam Salai, K.K.Nagar. The programme will be at 7.15 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on all days.

Youngsters talented in vocal music/dance/group singing/playing violin/mridangam can register their names over phone. For details contact R.Veeraraghavan (2481 9076/4264 2710); S.Rajagopalan (3251 3776/99404 35269) or S.Seshadri (2484 2632/99401 67771).

Deiveega Eyal Esai Mandram conducts the 18th year Navaratri music and cultural festival from October 10 to 21 at Ramanujam Vanaja Mandapam, NGO Colony, Adambakkam. Music concerts and discourses by eminent artistes will be featured. Justice A.Kulasekaran will preside over the function which will be inaugurated on October 10 by Nalli Kuppusami Chetti at 6 p.m. Actor Delhi Ganesh will give away the prizes to the winners on the occasion. Artistes to be honoured are Kovai Kamala, B.Eswaramurthy, V.J.Francis and Gayathri Mahesh.

New directory

Mudhra will be releasing the next year’s edition of music planner-cum-directory on November 11. The directory contains the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail IDs of artists in various categories. Organisations, cassette and CD shops, music scholars and critics, private and government music institutions are also enlisted. For inclusion, information may be sent to: Mudhra, New 26, Ramanaicken Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai -34, or email:mudhra directory@gmail.com. Ph: 28264493/28220453.