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SRI PARTHASARATHY SWAMI SABHA
The veteran excels
Nonagenarian R. K. Srikantan wove magic on stage, with accomplished musicians keeping him company.
Crossing borders with panache
Mohan veena maestro Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on playing with the Langa and Manganiyar musicians of Rajasthan.
Carnatic music in the U.S. - then and now
The place has come a long way from the days when people had to travel long distances to listen to recitals.
Firm steps to fame
Vyshnavie Sainath will combine Bharatanatyam and Odissi in a single recital.
Teaching is her forte
Sheela Unnikrishnan, founder of Sree Devi Nrithyalaya, feels a sense of achievement in taking Bharatanatyam to the younger generation.
The nagaswaram always had a pivotal role on auspicious occasions in real life, featuring it in films was the obvious next step.
Pallavi and its norms
The evolution of pallavi was the subject of a panel discussion held by the Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha.
Evolving a style
Swarna Rethas deserves special appreciation for the clean rendering of the Tamil compositions.
BALA KALA SAAGARAM
Diligent and determined
The young should concentrate on the rough edges.
Repertoire made a difference
Prema Rangarajan's selection of lesser known kritis in popular ragas proved a winner.
Team spirit worked wonders
Vignesh Ishwar and K. Dharini have powerful voices which they used to maximum effect.
SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA
Notes of creativity
B. Vijayagopal's playing stood out for strong laya sense.
SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
Richly hued flowers
Nandini's Saramathi raga was well structured while her Kalyani was rich.
Creative, but not overdone
Refreshing and well-balanced, Kuldeep Pai's concert proved a treat.
In no hurry
Both Raman and Abhishek Raghuram made neat presentations.
On what makes Begada unique
Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi presented a lucid account of the evolution of the raga.
SRI PARTHASARTHY SWAMI SABHA
Packed with information
Musicologist M.B. Vedavalli showcased some rare ragas introduced by Muthiah Bhagavathar.
SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA
The energy factor
Priya chose an off-beat repertoire.
INDIAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY
Sai Santhosh's presentation reflected tradition and purity.
Bharati's verse comes alive
It was a glorious blend of nritta, abhinaya and melody.
Visual journey of Andal
Malathi Srinivasan uses various art forms to depict Tiruppavai.
A perspective on percussion
Talk Laya researcher David Nelson's lecture on ‘thani avarthanam' was comprehensive.
Ramya Ramnarayan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi join to present the compositions of Lalgudi Jayaraman.
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