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Teaching Music during Pandemic Times

When it comes to Carnatic music teaching, it should be and can be done only with a minimum number of students; it’s not feasible to accommodate several students in one group call.

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Dr. R. K. Srikantan: a life of abject surrender to the Nada Brahma

17th February is the 7th death anniversary of my guru, Padma Bhushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr R K Srikantan. And I want to share here a note I penned some years ago on my guru . . .

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Remembering khanjira legend Harishankar

It was early February in the year 2002. I was travelling by bus to Pudukkottai (in Tamil Nadu) to witness the Aradhana of the khanjira legend Pudukkottai Manpundiya Pillai and to sing two or three krithis as my offering.

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Diary from Khajuraho - Lakshmi Viswanathan

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES  Madras based dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan recently performed at the Khajuraho dance festival. She has brought home some joyful memories, which she shares with KutcheriBuzz.

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Dancing in Jaffna

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES  It was a dream come true for me, when I was invited to perform at the Thirumarai Kalamandram at Jaffna also known as Centre for Performing Arts (CPA).

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"For a woman, the achievement is all the more precious . . ."

Leela Samson, dancer and guru was a special guest at the 'sadas' - the finale - of the Conference and Concerts of The Music Academy, Chennai on January 1, 2019.

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The Divya - Ranjani Collaboration

Samhita – Communion of Minds. Bharatanatyam dancer Divya Devaguptapu and Carnatic music violinist-vocalist Ranjani Ramakrishnan collaborated for this production that was held in the United States in late July this year.

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Remembering Mandolin Shrinivas: a sishya pens his memories

Aravind Bhargav is a talented young mandolin artiste who now has concerts tours in India and abroad. He learnt music under the celebrated Mandolin U Shrinivas who has an untimely end.

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'The Banyan' grows at Boston - Lakshmi Viswanathan

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Renowned dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan toured the U.S in June-July, performing and conducting workshops. She staged her production, 'Banyan Tree' which featured young dancers from Boston. In this exclusive column, Lakshmi also shares her experiences, working with the Mark Morris dance group and performing at the Jacob's Pillow Festival.

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Sounds and sights at Kuchipudi

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES / 2007 Vincent D' Souza of KutcheriBuzz was at the festival this year. This is his travelogue. The poster teases me. I love to soak in art festivals. And in the environs. I haven't been to Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh. Close to midnight, my bags are packed. .

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