Narayana Vishwanath, senior arts columnist, and Member - Lok Adalat, Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, Chennai, has been nominated in August 2013 as a Member of the Expert Sub-Committee (Vocal and Instrumental) for a period of three years by ICCR, New Delhi.
Indian Classical Music Reality Show
Naad Bhed - Indian Classical Music Reality Show by SPIC MACAY & DOORDARSHAN - Last date for Submission of Application is 31st July.
SPIC MACAY is organising an Indian Classical Music Reality show NAAD BHED in association with Doordarshan.
We have made Naad Bhed Application form online. Please find the link www.spicmacay.com/naadbhed to know more details. The application form can also be viewed directly at www.spicmacay.com/naadbhed/registration.
The last date to registration is 31st July 2013
Devotional songs Audio CD
Devotional songs Audio CD
An audio CD containing 15 devaranamas sung by Prarthana Sai Narasimhan was released recently. Vittal Ramamurthy (violin), J. Vaidyanathan (mridangam) and Dr. S Karthick (ghatam) are the accompanists in this concert..
For details contact --
P. Nityananda Rao,
Mani Krishnaswami Academy(R)
Mob: +91 9742792669
Mridanga vidwan K.V. Prasad received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Carnatic Music Instrumental (Mridangam) on 28 May from the President of India Pranab Mukherjee, at a function held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. On 31st May he rendered mridangam accompaniment for O.S. Thyagarajan (recipient of the SNA award for Carnatic vocal music) in a programme organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi featuring this year's SNA awardees.
SNA Award for Nandini Ramani
Nandini Ramani, Bharatanatyam exponent, teacher, art commentator, managing Trustee of Dr. V. Raghavan Centre for Performing Arts, and Senior Associate, Sruti magazine, received the central Sangeet Natak Akademi award for Over-all Contribution to the Performing Arts, on 28 May at New Delhi. The award comprises a shawl, citation and a purse. The Akademi fellowships and awards were presented to the awardees by Pranab Mukherji, President of India, at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
At the arts festival organised by the Akademi in which awardees participate, Nandini presented a solo Bharatanatyam performance and excerpts from four different Sanskrit plays directed by her which were enacted by her team from Samskrita Ranga, Chennai. The plays were Anarkali, Ascharya Choodamani, Vikramorvasiyam, and Mattavilasa Prahasana. The programme was well-attended and appreciated by eminent artists and art lovers of Delhi.