Interviews

Kalakshetra’s Theatre re-opens. This woman played a key role

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. 

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Bonding with rasikas

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES / 2012 Carnatic music artiste Aruna Sairam draws huge audience to her concerts today. The Chennai-based vocalist has, over the last few years, built a fan club which seems to grow and grow..

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"I see everything through my heart..."

          • 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..

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Nadaswaram Couple

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES  Sheik Mahaboob Subhani and his wife Kaleeshabi Mahaboob, the nadaswaram couple, are disciples of the celebrated vidwan, late Sheik Chinna Moulana Sahib. They are also the asthana vidwans of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham. .

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Voices of Generation

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..

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"I want to soar the skies..."

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES / 2003 Leading carnatic vocalist T.V. Sankaranarayanan receives the 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award from The Music Academy this year. In an interview with Aruna. S of KutcheriBuzz, the lawyer-turned-vocalist shares his experiences...

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"Music touches the heart..." - Sikkil Sisters

  • 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.

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Focus on melody and rhythm

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)..

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Creating top class young musicians

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Seetha Rajan has been a combination of musician, scholar, composer and guru. She remains uncompromising in her career as a performer as well as a teacher, adhering to strict discipline and maintaining the traditions..

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Archiving Heritage

KUTCHERIBUZZ / ARCHIVES 2006 Leading musicians and musicologists refer Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini for anything they want to know about the ragas and their evolution over the years..

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