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Bengaluru's famed music fests at Sri Ramanavmi time cancelled

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.

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Bharatanatyam artistes body to raise funds for affected dancers, artistes

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....

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Carnatic musicians body to provide support to affected artistes

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.

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Bengaluru well-wisher supports nagaswaram artistes in corona virus times

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.

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Chennai sabhas cancel events: Corona virus effect

All sabhas in Chennai, which host music and dance concerts almost every day have suspended their programmes for March and will take a call on April 1.

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Virus scene: Will Sri Ramanavami music fests in Bengaluru start as scheduled?

Organisers of the annual Sri Ramanavami music festivals across Bengaluru and other Karnataka towns like Mysuru are in a quandary - most festivals take off just before or on Sri Ramanavami day, that falls on April 2 this year but the corona virus issue.

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Senior vidwan T. A. S. Mani passes away

One of India's senior and well-known percussion vidwans, T. A. S. Mani passed away in Bengaluru on March 14. He was 83. Mani was attending a local music contest event when he collapsed.

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DakshinaChitra marks 20 years with cul-fest: Chennai

DakshinaChitra, a living history museum and centre for south Indian arts, culture and architecture located on the outskirts of Chennai is presenting the fifth edition of its annual music and dance festival, Utsavam 2020, on March 6, 7 and 8 in Chennai.

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Recognition for three young artistes: Chennai

The Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust based in Chennai will be presenting the MAHARAJAPURAM VISWANATHA IYER YOUTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS’ to Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan (vocal) , J. A. Jayanth (flute) and V. Sai Subramaniam (morsing) on Sunday March 15, morning at Anandam Senior Citizens Home, Ambattur, Chennai.

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A Bengaluru community promotes performing arts

Naadhopasana in Bengaluru is hosting the Carnatic music vocal concert of Malladi Brothers on Feb.29. This will be followed by a workshop by the duo the next day.

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