Going down South
Carnatic music is part of an unbroken tradition of classical music in Tamil Nadu. In order to revive its legacy, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha are up with Chithirai Music And Dance Festival.
The three-day festival aims to showcase a wide range of dance performances and vocals in Tamil by traditional and contemporary composers.
S Sowmya, Kunnakkudi Balamurali Krishna and Priya Venkataraman will be dedicating the festival to other Tamil composers.
Sowmya will be dedicating her performance to M M Dandapani Desikar, S Ramanathan Koteeswara Iyer, Arunachala Kavi, Ambujam Krishna, Periasami Thooran, Thevaram and Tiruppavai.
Krishna will be presenting his vocals dedicated to T M Thiagarajan, Madurai T.Srinivasan, Papanasam Sivan, Nilakanta Sivan, Gopalakrishna Bharath, Kulasekara Alwar, Arunagirinathar and Ramalinga Vallalar.
Venkataraman, known for her adherence to the classical style of traditional Bharatanatyam will be dedicating her performance to Thirunyana Sambandar, Tanjore Quartette,Subramanya Bharathi, Madurai Kavi, C.Rajagopalachari and Madurai T.Srinivasan.
When: 18-20 April
Where: IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess Janpath