Chennai-Souvenirs

Interviews

Focus on melody and rhythm

Interview with Chitravina Ravikiran KUTCHERIBUZZ / ARCHIVES Ravikiran, a child prodigy, debuted as vocalist at the age of five, later took to Chitravina, the 21 stringed fretless lute. Chitravina, as is historically referred to in Bharata's Natyashastra, used to be known as Gottuvadhyam, as it is played with the help of a slide (Gottu = slide; Vadhyam - musical instrument)..

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Voices of Generation

Young artistes Savitha Narasimhan and J. vaidyanathan share their views • KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Two young and celebrated music artistes, J. Vaidyanathan, who plays the mridangam and Savitha Narasimhan, a vocalist, were awarded the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award for this year in Chennai..

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Creating top class young musicians

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Seetha Rajan has been a combination of musician, scholar, composer and guru. She remains uncompromising in her career as a performer as well as a teacher, adhering to strict discipline and maintaining the traditions..

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Archiving Heritage

KUTCHERIBUZZ / ARCHIVES 2006 Leading musicians and musicologists refer Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini for anything they want to know about the ragas and their evolution over the years..

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Collector and donor of vintage music recordings

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Reported by R. Revathi The heritage house in Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) used to resonate with classical music and dance frequently. Young Narayanan listened to those great musicians and watched the stunning dance performances of the stalwarts..

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"I knew where I wanted to go..."

  • KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES A top class dancer, Priyadarsini Govind will receive the prestigious award of 'Nritya Choodamani' from Krishna Gana Sabha in December this year. A disciple of Kalanidhi Narayanan and the late Rajarathnam Pillai, Priyadarsini is known for her perfect dancing. The artiste who is currently on a whirlwind tour of the U.S., spoke to KutcheriBuzz in late August.

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Award for senior arts journalist; Sruti's S. Janaki

Twenty-five years in journalism is a long journey. Alwarpet resident S. Janaki passed that milestone quietly late last year. Last week-end, Womens Voluntary Service recognised Janaki’s work in arts journalism at its Womens Day celebration held in Chetpet. She was decorated with an award.

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Nadaswaram Couple

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES  Sheik Mahaboob Subhani and his wife Kaleeshabi Mahaboob, the nadaswaram couple, are disciples of the celebrated vidwan, late Sheik Chinna Moulana Sahib. They are also the asthana vidwans of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham. .

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Kerala's Voice

Dr. Omanakutty is a very senior music artiste from Kerala. Today, she is also a respected guru. She was in Chennai recently to give an endowment lecture at the Dept. of Music, University of Madras. She spoke to Revathi R of Kutcheribuzz and shared her experiences of over four decades. .

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"Sarvalaghu is the rhythm of life"

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Senior mridangist Vellore Ramabhadran receives the 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award from The Music Academy this year. He will be honoured at the Sadas on January 4, 2005. Born in 1929, Ramabhadran trained under his father Konakkal Gopalachariar..

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