General

Sea, ghats, farms and music and dance

The flavours of a music and dance festival hosted in a village set inside a valley are unique. Gunavante is small, lies some 18 kms from the town of Honnavar in Uttara Karnataka. The mighty Sharavathi river, fed in these drought times by the surging sea is to its north and the Western Ghats are to its east.

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Remembering kanjira maestro G. Harishankar

The annual Remembrance Day of kanjira maestro G Harishankar is to be held on 11th Feb at Ragasudha Hall, Luz, Chennai.

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Thyagaraja Aradhana Quiz

Here are the questions and answers 1. The Aradhana commemorates Thyagaraja'a samadhi. In which year was Thyagaraja born? ANS: 4th May 1767

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Music, dance and flower art at Bangalore's temples

Gudiya Sambhrama is a unique festival; its promoters choose to host music and dance concerts and other performing arts in vintage temples in Bangalore and its neighbourhood.

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Kalakshetra's postponed fest from January 26; Chennai

Kalakshetra Foundation had to postpone its annual December season-time fest because its auditorium was damaged by cyclone Vardah that hit Chennai city in early December.

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Fest showcases best young artistes; Bangalore

Some years ago, Bangalore's arts bodies which promote music and dance came together, formed an umbrella and floated what seems to have now become a well-known music contest and festival - one which provides the platform for some of the best young talents in this part of India.

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Cul-fest in south Kanara, Karnataka

Alva’s Virasat is a three-day cultural festival hosted in the town of Moodbidri in south Kanara, Karnataka. It brings professional artistes from across the country and of the region and provides for local people to enjoy the best of classical and folk music and dance.

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Dull sadas at The Music Academy

The sadas of The Music Academy, held on January 1, a formal event to wrap up the Conference and Concerts, in its 90th edition was pedestrian to say the least.

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Music maestro M. Balamuralikrishna passes away

One of Carnatic music's most celebrated artistes, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna passed away on November 22 evening at his home in Chennai. He was 86.

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Music scholar Dr. S. A. K. Durga passes away

Renowned Carnatic music scholar and voice culture expert, Dr. S. A. K. Durga passed away on November 19. She was a resident of Mylapore in Chennai. She was 76.

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