Published June 26th, 2014 by

Dhruv Arts, an organisation promoting Carnatic music in London run by noted violinist Jyothsna Srikanth, is organising its annual event ‘Aradhana’ on the 12th of July. Aradhana is a celebration of composers in Carnatic music and will feature performances by local students and teachers as well as Carnatica Brothers K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh. The day-long event will conclude with a group rendition of Tyagaraja’s pancharatna kritis.

For more details and to buy tickets, visit http://www.dhruvarts.org/aradhana/

Published June 25th, 2014 by

US-based Bharatanatyam dancer Dr Janaki Rangarajan presents Voices, an evening of poetry celebrated through dance, on 4 July at 7 pm at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. A coming together of the spoken word, song and dance, Voices is an attempt to bring unusual poetry to life.

See below for more details.

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Published June 25th, 2014 by

The World Music day celebrated on the 21st of June is around the corner. Since it’s origin in France in the year 1982, several countries joined in the celebration of The World Music Day, also known as Fete de la Musique. carnatica Archival Centre, a premiere music organization in Chennai known for its innovative ways and untiring efforts in promoting and propagating music, has been celebrating The World Music day since 2003. This year is no exception! Carnatica Archival Centre is celebrating World music day at different venues this year. Since it is the longest day of the year, there is a day long celebration of music starting from 6 AM near the Gandhi Statue at the beach. A grand musical evening with over 100 musicians and kids led by the living legend Dr.Balamuralikrishna is all set to happen at Narada Gana Sabha in association with Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. Other venues include Padma Seshadri School premises, T Nagar and the Citi Centre mall. The event Conceptualized by K N Shashikiran, who is one of the leading Classical singers and founder of Carnatica has a variety of musical genres ranging from Carnatic, Semi classical, Devotional, Namasankeerthanam, Patriotic to Contemporary Music by some of the leading names of the music industry.

It is very special that the legendary musician Dr.Balamuralikrishna, would be leading the thematic musical presentation at 5 PM at Narada Gana Sabha conducted in association with Sri Parthasarathy swami Sabha . Other popular musicians who would be performing include Vidwan Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Anil Srinivasan Vidwan O S Arun, Vidwan Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Vidushi Gayathri Venkatraghavan, Carnatica Brothers (K N Shashikiran & P Ganesh) and Chinmaya Sisters, Nisha Rajagopal and V Shankaranarayanan. There is also a special ensemble led by Ghatam Karthick. Besides there are interesting presentations by students of “Sargam”, led by Vidushi Sudha Raja and a Carnatic and Bhakti Music presentation by Radha Ramji’s TKG Gurukulam. There would also be performances by young musicians Ramakrishnamurthy, Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, Rithvik Raja, V. Deepika, G Ravikiran, Maalavika and Cuddalore S.J. Jananiy. About 300 kids along with top notch classical musicians are coming together for the first time for a group rendition of select songs. All musicians are welcome to join for the singing.

The students of Padma Seshadri along with up and coming musicians will perform at the PSBB school premises in T P Road, T Nagar at 9.30 AM. Besides the thematic classical presentation that will be held through the day, Lakshman Shruti orchestra, one of the most popular light music group would be performing at the Citi Centre mall. The oxygen band comprising of a set of highly talented, young musicians led by music director Girinandh would be adding color to the event with contemporary music at the citi centre mall.

The idea of the event is to take music from where it evolved, the nature, to where it is nurtured, The Sabhas. So it is apt that the event begins at the beach with an invocation to nature as a dedication to global peace and harmony. Likewise, the glory of Carnatic music that has been prevalent for over 2000 years has been treasured by Sabhas like Sri Partha Sarathy Swami Sabha, an organization that is over hundred years old and Narada Gana Sabha, a top notch music organization. It is special that organizations like these and all the leading musicians are coming together to make the event a grand celebration of music.

For those who live outside of Chennai, you could still watch the events and celebrate the World music day by logging on to www.carnaticworld.com

The event is by carnaticworld.com and has been supported by ACT and Nalli Silks.

Published June 3rd, 2014 by