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Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N. on Parur Sundaram Iyer

Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N. on Parur Sundaram Iyer

Violinist Parur Sundaram Iyer was popular among all kinds of music connoisseurs owing to his knowledge of both oriental and occidental styles of music, wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic, in 1954, specifically mentioning the violinist’s visit to Kabul in Afghanistan as a representative of Indian music

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My Mohiniyattam Journey: Keiko Okano

My Mohiniyattam Journey: Keiko Okano

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, the writer Keiko Okano has been practising and performing Mohiniyattam in Kerala for more than a decade now, shuttling between Kerala and Tokyo. This is a brief story of her journey to Kerala, to becoming a Mohiniyattam dancer.

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Filming of Mazhamizhi from the North of Kerala kicks off

Filming of Mazhamizhi from the North of Kerala kicks off

Mazhamizhi, a multimedia streaming project aimed at helping the artistes’ community by showcasing their work online to Malayalis across the world, kicked off their filming from the Northern part of Kerala recently, at the Kerala Kalamandalam. The event was inaugurated at the Koothambalam by Dr TK Narayanan, Vice Chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam. General Convenor of Mazhamizhi and Bharat...

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Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on T. Choudiah

Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on T. Choudiah

Choudiah was equally skilled in solo performances and accompaniment, while his mastery over the phono-violin was appreciated even by his critics, wrote V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic, in 1954.

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Dance of India@75: First-of-its-kind Virtual Classical Dance Festival

Dance of India@75: First-of-its-kind Virtual Classical Dance Festival

Dance of India@75 was hosted by The Centre for Indian Classical Dances (CICD) to provide a platform for young talents in classical dance, left without avenues to perform during the pandemic A four-day virtual classical dance competition was organised by the Centre for Indian Classical Dances (CICD), probably the first of its kind in the...

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Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavather

Vintage Vignettes: V.S.N on Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavather

His noble voice made him a man of masses and at the same time the mastery over Swara-singing, made him a great Vidwan, wrote  V. S. Namboothiripad, Kerala’s first music critic in 1954.  Those of you who have had a single chance of seeing Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavather, one of the veteran vocalists of the South,...