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.
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.
• 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.
• 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. .
Vocalist Madhuvanthi Badri shares her experience at this year's tribute festival Ten kilometers from Thanjavur, through the green pastures and tall banyan trees, we reach Thirupoondhuruthi, where the 271st Narayana Thirtha Aradhana is to take place.