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NEWS - Archive November 2013
Vasumathi Badrinathan on a cultural sojourn to China
November 30: Mumbai-based Carnatic vocalist Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan is on China trip to promote India’s rich culture, in general, and Carnatic music, in particular. »
TAPAS to honour T. N. Seshagopalan & Dr. Ganesh
CHENNAI, November 29: The TAPAS Sangeetha-Natya Festival, organized by TAPAS Cultural Foundation, will begin here on December 16. It will go on till January 14, 2014. »
Carnatic Music Forum joins Sruti to host Lec-dem Mela
CHENNAI, November 29: The Carnatic Music Forum has teamed up with Sruti Magazine to present Lec-dem Mela 2013. It will be held at Sastri Hall, Luz. The lec-dem will commence at 9 a.m. each, and will go on till 1 p.m. »
Yuva Kala Bharathi for Chaitrra Sairam
CHENNAI, November 29: Vocalist Chaitrra Sairam, a student of Bombay Jayashri, has been chosen for the prestigious `Yuva Kala Bharathi’ award by Bharat Kalachar, a leading institution that organizes music and dance festival every year during the month of Margazhi. »
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Aruna Sairam, Hyderabd brothers
& Trichy Sankaran

NEW DELHI, November 26: Nine eminent musicians have been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award this year. From the field of Carnatic music, Aruna Sairam, Hyderabd brothers (D. Seshachari and D Raghavachari), Trichy Sankaran, and Thiruvizha Jayashankar have been chosen for this prestigious award. »
Violin brothers Ganesh & Kumaresh launch new album
CHENNAI, November 26: Violin duo brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh have launched their new album titled `Seasons (Shad Ritu). A musical exotica, the album features musicians from different genres. »
Middleton festival, a tribute to Venkata Kavi & Bach
MIDDLETON, November 26: The OVK-Bach festival, organized by Arohana School of Music In Middleton, WI, was a first-of-its-kind event. It brought two great composers from two different parts of the world – Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi (1700-65) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - on the same platform. »
Author T.M. Krishna to launch his book on December 16
CHENNAI, November 18: With the music season just round the corner, senior Carnatic musician T. M. Krishna is gearing up to wear a new hat. »
Varshini’s impressive Sunday kutcheri
CHENNAI, November 10: Encouraged and applauded all the way through the one-hour by early morning walkers at the monthly Kutcheri, 13-year-old S. Varshini, a class nine student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, presented a lively mike-less Kutcheri this morning at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore. »
Chief Justice Sathasivam to inaugurate 87th annual concerts of Music Academy
CHENNAI, November 03: The 87th annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy will get under way here on December 15. The Chief Justice of India, Mr. P. Sathasivam, will be the chief guest, and inaugurate the conference and concerts. »
Come January 1, Sudha Ragunathan will join the elite club
CHENNAI, November 03: Senior vocalist Sudha Ragunathan will be the recipient of Sangita Kalanidhi title given by The Music Academy. She will be given the title at the Sadas, being held on Jan 1, 2014. »
Bharat Seva Puraskar for Sudha Ragunathan
CHENNAI, November 03: Sangita Kalanidhi-designate Sudha Ragunathan has been awarded the ‘Bharat Seva Puraskar’ for her “exemplary service to music and humanity’. »