The Chennai Chapter of Music Forum is organising an interactive workshop in music at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz, Mylapore, on November 19, Sunday, at 9.30 a.m. The topic will be, `How to identify a raga' and the speakers, R. Vedavalli, S. Sunder and Mannarkoil J. Balaji. For free registrations, call: Usha (92831 03363) or Padmini (98840 86950).


Shivanugraha Utsav Committee and Sivan Arts Academy (Ph: 2472 2928/6529 5949) have organised a music and dance festival, dedicated to the compositions of Dr. Rukmini Ramani from November 17-24. R. Krishnaswami, secretary, Narada Gana Sabha will inaugurate the function at 6 p.m. at the sabha's mini hall. Justice K.S.Bakthavatsalam, chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra, will preside and felicitate the gurus of Bharatanatyam. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti and A. Natarajan, former director, Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, the special guests of honour, will felicitate Dr. Rukmini Ramani on her completion of 50 years of service as musician.

Dance fest

Pushpanjali Cultural Trust, West Mambalam (Ph: 2474 5996) has organised a dance festival from November 20-25 at Mylapore Fine Arts Club auditorium, beginning 6 p.m. daily.