In times of the Covid pandemic, the community of music and dance artistes have also been hit badly, as are many others. There are no sabha concerts or events at socials, at temples or at weddings and hence, besides the platform, livelihood issues have pushed many artistes to the fringe.
It Is that time of the year when Sri Narayana Tirtha jayanthi is celebrated with an evening concert conducted by Chennai based Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust.
Renowned Bharathanatyam exponent Dr Subhashini Chandrasekaran, a Mylapore resident passed away on June 4, falling to the virus.
All the scheduled music concerts for the Sri Ramanavami festival season in Bengaluru stand postponed or cancelled. This is because of the corona virus pandemic in the country.
This is a press release that Chennai-based dancer and guru Roja Kannan has put out - At ABHAI are really pained at the widespread disaster that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic....
An association of Carnatic musicians worldwide has put out a communication saying that artistes who have been economically affected by the corona virus can approach it for support.
In these times, so many communities need help. To be remembered. Especially those that seem distant as we 'isolate'. Music connossieur, archivist, author who works in Bengaluru, Lalitharam Ramachandran is doing much for all the nagaswaram and tavil artistes across Tamil Nadu and around.