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Nrithya 2008 was held at the Abu Dhabi Folklore Arts Society auditorium on Friday, 16th May 2008. A few photos from this wonderful programme presented by Guru Gafoor Vadakara:
More photos and video uploads will be done in due course. Keep visiting.
Sruthilayam – programmes for this week
Sruthilayam is an excellent programme presented in Amritha TV from Monday to Friday at 08:30 am IST. The programme presented by Sri Krishna Chandran covers every day one carnatic artist, either vocal or instrumental and presents in detail about the singer, the accompanying artists, details on the keerthanam he/she is going to sing etc. For Carnatic music enthusiasts this is a good venue to learn more about carnatic music and it’s different ways and varieties of presentation.
I have to pass on an obituary news here. It’s related to a veteran from the field of music. Sri Korumbu Subramanian Nampoothiri (76), a veteran mridangam teacher passed away yesterday. A visionary in the field of teaching classical percussion instruments, he struggled in his earlier stages and with sheer devotion and dedication, used to combine his profession as a priest at the famous Peruvanam temple, Cherpu and during the spare time go by walking to distant places to teach mridangam to his students. Later on he started the concept of Mridangamela, which was very unique and this has been a regular programme at various temple festivals and even during the 50th birhtday of Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar.
More about him can be read by visiting the following links and I take this opportunity to offer my pranams to his departed soul.