This week on the web

In this eighth episode of Paalam’s free webcast, rasikas get a chance to listen to Madurai T.N.S. Krishna with S. Varadarajan on the violin, R. Ramesh on the mridangam andH. Sivaramakrishnan on the ghatam.

The concert can be viewed at on March 10, 6.30 p.m.

Aalaap contest

Musicians and music lovers, this one is for you. Aalaap, a magazine devoted to the classical arts, is holding a contest titled ‘Sing An Aalaap.’ All you have to do is sing an aalap/ alapana, pick up a camera, shoot a video of yourself singing and email the video to aalaap.contest@ before April 1.

To be judged by Carnatic singer Sudha Ragunathan and Hindustani vocalist Shubha Mudgal, the competition is open to all those in the 14 to 80 age group.

The song has to be between four to six minutes, and you will have to supply the name of the song, the raga/raag and details about yourself.

Two best aalaap singers will win a cash prize and an opportunity to perform at one of the events curated by Aalaap.