The surprise rains on Thursday morning. The grand reception at the re-opening of an iconic auditorium in Kalakshetra. And the state government announcement that she was among the artistes to be honoured with the ‘Kalaimamani’ award.
• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES M. Chandrasekaran, a senior violinist, will receive the prestigious title 'Sangita Kalanidhi' from The Music Academy this year, at its sadas on Jan.1, 2006. The visually-challenged violinist has been playing the instrument for 56 years, as accompanist as well as a solo performer..
Young artistes Savitha Narasimhan and J. vaidyanathan share their views • KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Two young and celebrated music artistes, J. Vaidyanathan, who plays the mridangam and Savitha Narasimhan, a vocalist, were awarded the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award for this year in Chennai..
• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Well known flautists, the Sikkil Sisters, Kunjumani and Neela, have been chosen to receive the Sangita Kalanidhi title from The Music Academy this year. They are the first to receive the award as a duo and that too during the platinum jubilee year of the Academy.
Interview with Chitravina Ravikiran KUTCHERIBUZZ / ARCHIVES Ravikiran, a child prodigy, debuted as vocalist at the age of five, later took to Chitravina, the 21 stringed fretless lute. Chitravina, as is historically referred to in Bharata's Natyashastra, used to be known as Gottuvadhyam, as it is played with the help of a slide (Gottu = slide; Vadhyam - musical instrument)..