Music, dance festival kicks off

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Tiruvaiyaru was brought alive in Chennai with the inauguration of `Chennaiyil Tiruvaiyaru,' the cultural festival at Kamarajar Arangam on Wednesday.

An array of eminent singers and musicians brought out their best while rendering saint-composer Tyagaraja's `pancharatna kritis' for an hour.

Veteran vocalist P.S. Narayanaswamy led the group consisting of flautists N. Ramani, R. Thiyagarajan and G. Sridhar, mridangam players Raja Yuvaraj Suresh, Ganapathy Raman, Mohan Rao and Melakaveri Balaji, veena players Revathi Krishna and Rajesh Vaidhya and violin artists A. Kanyakumari and Kalpana.

The festival is on till December 25 from 9 a.m.

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