Sudha has a golden touch in her voice which enthralls her listeners from all over the globe. There is tantalizing mystery behind that cherubic smile. Her deep relish for tradition and mystical old-world charm is supremely addictive.
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) was an Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938, Jammu, India) is an Indian santoor player. The santoor is a folk instrument from Kashmir and Jammu. Sharma is often referred to by the title Pandit.
An exponent of the Pudukottai style of mridangam, Guruvayur Dorai (his real name being Vaidynathan) was born in Guruvayur, Kerala, to G.S. Krishna Iyer and Meenakshi. His father was a priest and mother, a housewife. He has two brothers and three sisters. His sister Guruvayur Ponnammal was a highly reputed singer at the time. His other sister is a reputed music teacher in Madras, while his brother, G.K.Rajamani is a notable violinist living in Palghat (Kerala).
Tapasya Kala Sampradaya has been working to preserve traditional cultural heritage for close to two decades. Set up under the guidance of Isai Perarignar K.P. KITTAPPA PILLAI, Tapasya has been working with hereditary families to research and document traditional Bharatanatyam. Tapasya will be presenting the Narayaneeyam based on the 16th century text by Melpathur Narayana Bhatatiri. Choreographed in traditional style set to traditional Carnatic ragas, this production presents the story of Lord Krishna as described by the composer in The Narayaneeyam. This production, first performed as an offering at Guruvayur , has been widely performed to much public acclaim.