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Chennai Sangamam to begin from January 10

Kanimozhi, MP addressing media persons at a press conference about Chennai Sangamam on Monday. others in the picture are Latha Pandiyarajan (second from left), Director, MAFOI Management Consultant Ltd and Jegath Gaspar Raj (right), Founder, Tamil Maiyam. Photo : M Vedhan

Kanimozhi, MP addressing media persons at a press conference about Chennai Sangamam on Monday. others in the picture are Latha Pandiyarajan (second from left), Director, MAFOI Management Consultant Ltd and Jegath Gaspar Raj (right), Founder, Tamil Maiyam. Photo : M Vedhan   | Photo Credit: M Vedhan

The fourth edition of Chennai Sangamam 2010, the biggest open cultural festival of the country, organised by Tamil Maiyam in collaboration with Tourism Department, would begin from January 10.

“More than one thousand folk artists will play the central role in orchestrating the week long festival along with classical singers, musicians and dancers”, Tamil Maiyam Coordinator Kanimozhi, MP, told reporters here on Monday.

She said Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will inaugurate the festival titled ‘Pirappokkum’ (birth is the same for all and everything — a theme from Thirukkural), which was also the official theme of World Classical Tamil Conference to be held at Coimbatore in June 2010.

“An interesting component in the Sangamam is the inclusion of more than 20 western music bands of the city”, she said, adding,” they have been asked to perform ‘Tamil Rock and Folk“.

“The bands will also have a contest among themselves on the theme of World Peace”, she said adding “we also invited folk performers from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa.

Ms. Kanimozhi said that a food festival to showcase various regional cuisines of Tamil Nadu would also be organised during the Sangamam.

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