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Dear Readers, The compositions of the Trinity are timeless and each time they are heard, they lend fresh meaning to the listener...
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Focus Dr.Premeela Gurumurthy
A Multi-faceted artiste... Dr.Premeela Gurumurthy
Dr.Premeela, Head of the Department of Music, University of Madras, is a rare combination of a vocal musician who is adept in Karnatic, Hindusthani & Devotional Music, musicologist and Harikatha performer. Born on 5th October 1954, Premeela started to perform Karnatic concerts from the age of twelve and performed at the Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Utsavam at the age of sixteen. She joined the Queen Mary's College, Chennai and graduated in Indian music.
She then continued to do her Master's degree at the Centre of Advanced Study in Indian Philosophy from 1974 to 1976 and also did an M.A in Indian Music, both at the University of Madras. Winning a fellowship from the Department of Culture, New Delhi, she completed her Ph.D in Katha-kalakshepa, a study in which she not only researched the art of story telling in the States of Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka but also learned to perform musical discourses, having learnt from veterans of the art such as...
Maestro's birthday celebrations
Mridanga maestro Madras.A.Kannan's 95th Birthday was celebrated in a grand ....

Jayanthi Mahothsavam
The 124th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Sri Papanasam Sivan was celebrated by Pap....

Tribute to Mandolin U.Srinivas
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai organized a condolence meting for maestro M....

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Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti…….... a venerable art patron
The Bible says “Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.” But there are some exceptional philanthropists who keep on giving in bountiful and even the same hand which gives does not know that it...
”If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
- Albert Einstein
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