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DE/ENG – Raga CDs of the Months (12/12): A bunch of Indian music on 3rd Advent… (regular show postponed because Pt. Ravi Shankar demised on 11th Dec 2012)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 15, 2012

Dear musical friends !

… first of all my deep thanks to all the music lovers around the globe. Since 11th December there had been some tough days for all of us mourning about the demise of Pt. Ravi Shankar.

Tribute-to-Ravi-Shankar-2012-3All who love Indian Classical music or even being “on the job” linked with Indian music we feel it as a big loss that Sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar left our earthly place on 11th December 2012 at 04:30 pm in San Diego . My condolences to the Shankar family.

We felt it physically a huge wave of sadness went around the globe . During last days I had many, many talks with close friends of Ravi-ji, artists who had been educated by Ravi Shankar himself or music lovers who get attracted by Ravi’s way to teach the masses about the beautiness and richness of Hindustani music.
It helps to share those uniquely experiences to fix the target that we (from media side) have a duty to bring the legacy of Ravi Shankar into a new future of 21st century for coming generations.


Therefore by lack of time I didnt manage it to edit a new topic for coming Sunday, the 3rd Advent as you are used regularly every 3rd Sunday I present Raga CDs of the Month with uniquely thematics about North and South Indian Classics ( see playlists 2006-2012 ).

On 16th December I “only” will present a uniquely collection of wonderful Indian sounds (Indian Classics same as Indian Electronic music), e.g. with vocalist Roshan Ara Begum, Ustad Munir Khan (Sarang) or Bombay Dub Orchestra and others.
Same I will present the great maestro himself: a recording in 2011 with 91 year old Ravi Shankar and Raga Malgunji (from the DVD: The Living Room Sessions – part 1 released on 11th Dec 2012).

date of broadcasting…

16th December 2012 – 03:00-04:58 p.m. CET (09:00 am EST) @ radio (DE)
broadcasting plan | streaming (Internet Radio & Mobile Radio) | podCast

Legacy of Ravi Shankar - Tribute to Ravi Shankar (04/07/1920-12/11/2012)

Feel free to post your Thoughts & Condolences for Ravi Shankar’s family on the specific facebook page we have setup on 12th Decemger.

We would like to document as much as possible about the Ravi Shankar Decades… Pls visit:

Come in and enjoy listening to good music you can listen worldwide ! – Tks giving attention.

Yours, ElJay Arem
– cultural journalist/chief editor/radio presenter –

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Madras Music Academy: 86th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND CONCERTS (15th Dec 2012 – 1st Jan 2013)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 15, 2012



15th December 2012 to 1st January 2013

at the T.T.Krishnamachari Auditorium, The Music Academy Madras

86th Music Conference & Concerts: 15th December 2012 - Sangita  Kalanidhi Dr.N.Ramani, R.Thygarajan & R.Atulkumar(FluteTrio) with Sangita Kalanidhi M.Chandrasekaran(Violin),Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman(Mridangam 7 U.N. Gridhar Udupa(Ghatam)

86th Music Conference & Concerts: 15th December 2012 – Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.N.Ramani, R.Thygarajan & R.Atulkumar(FluteTrio) with Sangita Kalanidhi M.Chandrasekaran(Violin),Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman(Mridangam 7 U.N. Gridhar Udupa(Ghatam)

Madras Music Academy is one of the earliest established Music Academies in South India. Before the concept of infrastructure was introduced to India in the early 1920s, it was a gathering for elite musicians simply called (and is still more commonly referred to as) Music Academy (Tamil: சங்கீத வித்வத் சபை,sangeetha vidhwadh sabai ).

It plays an important role in encouraging and promoting primarily the Carnatic Music Indian art form. It played a vital role in the revival of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam in 1930s when it faced near extinction due to a negative connotation caused by conservative societal standards. They also run a music school called the Teachers college of Carnatic Music which has many eminent musicians on its faculty. (Source:

December 16, 2012 to January 1, 2013 – DAILY FROM 8.00 A.M. TO 10.00 A.M.

Concerts: 15th – 21st Dec (part 1) | 22nd – 28th Dec (part 2) | 29th Dec – 1st Jan (part 3)

15th Decemeber 2012

2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Pandanallur P.G.D. Manivannan (Nadaswaram)
Iluppapattu B. Vinoth (Nadaswaram)
Thachampadi T.G. Venkatachalam (Tavil)
Thulakampattu T.S. Murali (Tavil)

4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.


5.45 p.m. – 8.15 p.m

Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani,
R. Thygarajan & R. Atulkumar (Flute Trio)
Sangita Kalanidhi M. Chandrasekaran (Violin)
Sangita Kalanidhi
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mridangam)
U.N. Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)

16th Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Thiruppambaram T.K.S. Meenakshisundaram (Nadaswaram)
Tirunageswaram T.R. Subramaniam (Tavil)
Thirukkarugavoor T.D. Sivagurunathan (Tavil)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Govind Balakrishnan (Vocal)
Thirumarugal S. Dinesh Kumar (Violin)
Srivanchiam R. Sriram (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Carnatica BrothersK.N. Sasikaran & P. Ganesh (Vocal)
Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth (Violin)
Toronto B. Gowrishankar (Mridangam)

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Nisha P. Rajagopal (Vocal)
V.V.S. Murari (Violin)
Trivandrum V. Balaji (Mridangam)
Trikkakara Y.N. Shantaram (Kanjira)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Hyderabad Brothers D. Raghavachari & D.Seshachari (Vocal)
Delhi P. Sunderrajan (Violin)
V.V. Ramanamurthy (Mridangam)
S.V. Ramani (Ghatam)

17th Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Raji Gopalakrishnan (Vocal)
Nalina Mohan (Violin)
Thanjavur Ramadas (Mridangam)
Nanganallur S. Swaminathan (Ghatam)
R. Raman (Moharsing)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Bhavana Iyer (Vocal)
Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan (Violin)
Ranjani Venkatesh (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Bonala Shankar Prakash (Veena)
K.U. Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam)
Madipakkam A. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Sumitra Vasudev (Vocal)
Padma Shanker (Violin)
B. Sivaraman (Mridangam)
Trivandrum D. Rajagopal (Kanjira)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

N. Vijay Siva (Vocal)
R.K. Shriramkumar (Violin)
J. Vaidhyanathan (Mridangam)
Alathur Raja Ganesh (Kanjira)

18th Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Malladi Suribabu (Vocal)
Peri Sriramamurthi (Violin)
M.L.N. Raju (Mridangam)
B.S. Purushothaman (Kanjira)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Rithvik Raja (Vocal)
M. Vijay (Violin)
Burra Sriram (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Trivandrum Dr. Baby Sriram (Vocal)
K.P. Nandini (Violin)
M.S. Varadan (Mridangam)

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Amritha Murali (Vocal)
Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli (Violin)
B. Ganapathyraman (Mridangam)
Adambakkam K. Shankar (Ghatam)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone)
A. Kanyakumari (Violin)
Trichy B. Harikumar (Mridangam)
Tripunithura N. Radhakrishnan (Ghatam)
Bangalore B. Rajasekar (Moharsing)

19th Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Neyveli R.Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
T.K.V. Ramanujacharyalu (Violin)
Madirimangalam S. Swaminathan (Mridangam)
Trichy K. Murali (Ghatam)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Roopa Mahadevan (Vocal)
Papanasam K. Gokul (Violin)
N.C. Bharadwaj (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

B. Vijayagopal (Flute)
R. Satish Kumar (Violin)
Madipakkam P. Suresh (Mridangam)

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Manda Sudha Rani (Vocal)
Anuradha Sridhar (Violin)
Tumkur B. Ravishankar (Mridangam)
Malaikottai R.M. Deenadayalu (Moharsing)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Abhishek Raghuram (Vocal)
Mysore V. Srikanth (Violin)
Anantha R. Krishnan (Mridangam)
G. Guruprasanna (Kanjira)

20th Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Dr. M. Narmada (Violin Solo)
Shertalai R. Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam)
Udipi Balakrishnan (Ghatam)
Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna (Moharsing)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Subhiksha Rangarajan (Vocal)
Arun Ramamurthi (Violin)
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Sankari Krishnan (Vocal)
T.H. Vasantha (Violin)
A.V. Manikandan (Mridangam)
Nerkunam S. Manikandan (Moharsing)

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Sikkil C. Gurucharan (Vocal)
V. Sanjeev (Violin)
Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam (Mridangam)
Papanasam S. Sethuraman (Kanjira)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Visakha Hari (Sangeetha Upanyasam)
Usha Rajagopalan (Violin)
H.S. Sudhindra (Mridangam)
Sukanya Ramgopal (Ghatam)

21st Decemeber 2012

9.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

O.S. Thyagarajan (Vocal)
T.H. Subramaniam (Violin)
Sangita Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam)
K.V. Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)

12 Noon – 1.30 p.m.

Sri Ranjani Santhanagopalan (Vocal)
Aditi Krishnaprakash (Violin)
Aswin Sridhaaran (Mridangam)

1.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Sangeetha Swaminathan (Vocal)
Akkarai S. Sornalatha (Violin)
Delhi S. Sairam (Mridangam)
T.A. Ramanujan

4.15 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

S. Sowmya (Vocal)
Vittal Ramamurthy (Violin)
Neyveli R. Narayanan (Mridangam)
Chandra Sekara Sharma (Ghatam)

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

N. Ravikiran (Chitraveena)
Akkarai Subhalakshmi (Violin)
Anantha R. Krishnan (Mridangam)
M.A. Krishnamurthy (Ghatam)
Srirangam R. Kannan (Moharsing)


The Music Academy, Madras
New No. 168 (Old No. 306), T.T.K. Road, 
Chennai – 600 014 
Phone : +91-44-2811 2231 / +91-44-2811 5162 
Fax : +91-44-4235 9362 
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Inaugural Address of Selvi J Jayalalithaa
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
at the 86th Annual Conference and Concerts of Music Academy on 15.12.2012.


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