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Narayana Thirtha Aradhana: warmth, music, memories and showers

Vocalist Madhuvanthi Badri shares her experience at this year's tribute festival Ten kilometers from Thanjavur, through the green pastures and tall banyan trees, we reach Thirupoondhuruthi, where the 271st Narayana Thirtha Aradhana is to take place.

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Collaborating with Sacramento Symphony

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES This recent collaboration was initiated by Haripriya Raghavan, an ardent musician and music promoter in northern California for many years..

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Coral reefs and Carnatic Music

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES A tour diary by Mumbai based Carnatic vocalist and Bharatanatyam dancer Vasumathi Badrinathan, on her trip to Reunion, for the India Week and Tamil New Year celebrations recently.

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By the Baltic Bay! A dancer's travelogue

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Nestled along the Baltic Bay, the warmth, love and simplicity really struck me from the moment I landed at Riga. Latvian folks are very warm, friendly and humble.

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Dance Tour of Sri Lanka

Dancer Krithika Shurajit writes on a recent tour to the island by a group of dancers. It is every artiste's dream to perform overseas for the prestigious ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).

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Suguna Varadachari as guru : Column by her sishya Vidya Kalyanaraman

          Chennai-based Carnatic music guru and artiste Suguna Varadachari was felicitated at a very special event recently in Chennai. The event brought together all her sishyas. Among them was vocalist Vidya Kalyanaraman.

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Classical Dance in Hyderabad . . .

                South India Cultural Association or SICA  is one of the oldest and valued cultural organizations based in Hyderabad that arrange dance and music concerts consistently apart from annual festivals.

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Chamber Concert Experience

            I love chamber concerts. And I will soon tell you why. My latest concert of this format was in Bangalore for Saamagaana Sangeetha Sanje.

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Bhagavata Mela; the Dance of Storytellers

    The Bhagavata Mela, from it’s inception in the 15th century is a male exclusive art form with bhagavatars donning various roles and enacting stories from the Puranas.

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Different Strokes at Opera House, Sydney

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Contributed by Sumi Krishnan Rhythm Spectrum, an In Concert Music & Pallavi Production, strikes a chord with its audience, in its first ‘Master’ concert series, on March 2, at the Utzon Room of the prestigious, Opera House Sydney in Australia.

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