Interviews

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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Fifty Years of Music

Trichur V. Ramachandran, one of the prime disciples of the legendary G. N. Balasubramanian, began his career in music at the age of 14 with his performance at a temple in Trichur, Kerala. .

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Passion for musicals

  • KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Bharatanatyam has many young faces from different schools now. Among the young dancers who have made a mark is Chennai-based Sheejit Krishna. This alumni of Kalakshetra, Chennai, has been recently awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan - Yuva Puraskar, a new award introduced this year by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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Chat with Priya Sisters

• KUTCHERIBUZZ ARCHIVES Top ranking Carnatic vocalists, Priya Sisters - Haripriya and Shanmukha Priya received the 'Isai Peroli' title from Kartik Fine Arts in December 2004. The sisters have been singing for more than a decade and are continuing their training under Prof T.R.Subrahmanyam. At their Adyar Residence, Chnnai, the sisters spoke to Bhavadhaarini. R of KutcheriBuzz..

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"The Violin Sings..."

Carnatic vocalists Ranjani and Gayathri are among the top artistes in the Carnatic music scene today. The duo received an award from the Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai, early this month and the Kalki Krishnamurthy award in September this year. .

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