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SAMVADA — A NEW SERIES BY SAMPRADAYA Srikantan in conversation with Ravikiran In January 2009, T.M. Krishna succeeded fellow Carnatic vocalist Alleppey Venkatesan as president of Sampradaya, the Chennai-based resource centre engaged since its inception in 1980 in preserving south Indian music traditions. Keen to carry forward its mission of documenting, archiving, researching and disseminating the various aspects of the south Indian music heritage, he and his team at Sampradaya plan, among other things, a monthly programme entitled Samvada, which will feature a veteran musician in conversation with another senior vidwan. The series will be launched by a dialogue between Sangita Kalanidhi R.K. Srikantan and N. Ravikiran, to be held at 6.30 pm on 28 August 2009 at the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall at the Music Academy. In the months to follow, mridanga vidwan Sangita Kalanidhi T.K. Murthy will be engaged in conversation by Palghat Rajamani, and vainika Kalpakam Swaminathan by S. Sowmya.