Sitarist Janardan Mitta has been running a sabha in Chennai for 18 years

The sitarist who has composed music for several films, has performed across the globe and worked along with talented musicians in a career spanning 60 years. Continue Reading

Nanganallur in Chennai gears up for Margazhi music season

Nanganallur is gearing up for Margazhi music season as various sabhas and music halls across the neighbourhood have started to celebrate the spirit of music. Continue Reading

Margazhi: Mylapore sabhas, temples reverberate with music

Every year during December, sabhas and temples across Mylapore bustle with music, dance and drama for Margazhi season. Famous clubs like the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Indian Fine Arts Society, Music Academy to name a few have a packed schedule. Continue Reading

Know your raga: Pantuvarali – Soul-stirring & special

A melodious rage that is free-flowing like a river, Pantuvarali has always remained the favourite of music-lovers and musicians. It is called Kashiramakriya in the Muthuswami Dikshitar school. Continue Reading

CM inaugurated annual music fete Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami conferred ‘Isaiyazhwar’ title on thavil maestro Padmashri A K Palanivel on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Bharatanatyam exponent Chitra Visweswaran talks about Margazhi

Chitra Visweswaran is a renowned Bharatanatyam exponent, famous for her highly successful Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts. On 8 December, at the inauguration of the 24th fine arts festival of Mudhra, she was honoured with Mudhra’s Award of Excellence, earning another feather to her cap. Continue Reading

Musicians should embrace innovation, make use of it: Indra Nooyi

She also honoured Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam, Sangita Kalanidhi Elect 2018 who will preside over the Music Academy’s Annual Conference this year and will be conferred the title on 1 January, 2019. Continue Reading