THE VOICES of Raagam Sisters are sweet and expressive blending well with remarkable clarity of sangathis, both slow and fast. Sivaranjani and Nalinakanthi, voices are also different from each other. Sivaranjani has a soft and malleable voice while Nalinakanthi has a sharp one with a nasal tone to it.
Ranjani and Gayatri began their music career as violin duet artistes even before they reached their teens. Through their intense training, command over the violin and fine artistry, they quickly established themselves as top-class violinists of international repute.
R. Vedavalli was born in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, and India to Shri Ramaswami Iyengar and Padmasani Ammal in 1935. Her talent for music was identified early on by Sangita Kalanidhi Madurai Srirangam Iyengar, who brought the five year old a harmonium, and got her started on vocal lessons.
Shri M.V. Narasimhachari and Shrimati M. Vasanthalakshmi, the well-known duo in Kuchipudi dance, have been at the forefront of their chosen field for many years. Shri Narasimhachari was born in Chennai in 1942 and Shrimati Vasanthalakshmi in 1954 at Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh.
Sharanya Sriram, a disciple of Vid.Sankari Krishnan and Vid.Tirumale Srinivas, represents the noveau and emerging generation of classical vocalists and performers, steeped in tradition with an increasing repertoire of krithis, supremely captivating voice that is a blend of resonance,
Sheik Chinna Moulana popularly known as Sheik was a legendary Nadhaswaram Player in the Carnatic tradition. He achieved high position through his outstanding control over the instrument, rendering the Krities in the Gayaki style and for his extraordinary style of Raga Alapana.
Dr M. Lalitha and M. Nandini have been widely acclaimed as outstanding South Indian classical violinists of the present generation. Lalitha and Nandini have enthralled the audiences
with their spell binding music Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini hail from the Sishya Parampara.
Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharataNatyam. She is hailed as a creative artist who brings depth, intensity and naturalness to her work. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.
A qualified civil engineer, Jayashree Bala’s tryst with music started at a very young age. She experienced many performances for various cultural organizations. She has released many albums too, including Thiruvarutpa, Arule Ramana, Classical Songs, Kala Vardhini and Aishwaryam Tharum Hayagreevar.
Anita Ratnam, one of the India’s most gifted artists is an accomplished classical dancer and choreographer. With a career spanning three decades and over 1000 performances in 15 countries, this multifaceted personality has made significant contributions in other fields as Choreographer, Scholar, Television Personality and Cultural Activist.