Indira Gandhi National
Center for Arts and Carnatica
A Tribute to Bharat Ratna Smt.
An Audio-Visual, Music-and-Dance Confluence as
a tribute to the legendary nightingale of India. This tribute will be held on
March 3rd and 4th at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts.
M. S. Subbulakshmi was a unifying force of
India, bringing together old and young, North and South, with her music
transcending all boundaries. National treasure that she is, it is only fit
that a tribute of this caliber occurs in the National Capital. The artists of
this festival realize the magnitude and importance of this celebration and
have come together to make sure the music of M.S. is forever remembered.
Concerts by Carnatic vocalists S. Sowmya and
Carnatica Brothers and Hindustani Vocalist Shubha Mudgal highlight the event.
Special Felicitations by Art Patron Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty and Padma Bhushan
K. Parasaran as well as the felicitation of Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. K. Murthy
will be other highlights of this distinguished assembly of Artists, Patrons
A special profile of the Legend by Gowri
Ramnarayan, disciple of M.S. and grandniece of T. Sadasivam brings a very
personal note to this tribute. This will be followed by a concert by S. Sowmya,
one of today’s leading vocalists. She will be presenting vintage M.S. hits. A
Hindustani vocal concert by Shubha Mudgal follows.
The second day of the festival, March 4 2006,
begins at 5 pm with an Audio Visual presentation of rare music and photos of
M.S., followed by a Carnatic Vocal concert dedicated to M.S. by Radha
Venkatachalam and a presentation of popular Classical Compositions of M.S. by
the Carnatica Brothers. There will also be a special thematic Dance
presentation highlighting the life of M.S. by Nitya Venkateswaran. A photo
gallery of M.S. as well as a collection of M.S.’s numerous CDs and audio tapes
will be displayed.
Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, (IGNCA)
is a premier national institution engaged in the pursuit of knowledge on arts
and culture. Carnatica’s mission is the promotion and production of Classical
art forms, especially South Indian classical music and dance. It has a
cultural club, a cyber vidyalaya to promote music education worldwide and
organizes unique events such as this homage. This very special tribute to the
legendary artist is a joint effort by the two organizations. All music lovers
are welcome to pay tribute to the great musical legend of India with their
Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts and
A Tribute to Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S.
3rd March 2006
5.00 pm Inauguration
6.00 pm Profile by Gowri Ramnarayan, a disciple
of M.S. Subbulakshmi
6.30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by S. Sowmya
8.00 pm Hindustani Vocal and Bhajans by Shubha
4th March 2006
5.00 pm Audio Visual Presentation on MS by
Ramanathan N. Iyer (Director, Carnatica)
5.30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by Radha
6.45 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by Carnatica
Brothers (K. N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh)
8.00 pm Thematic Dance Presentation by Nitya
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,
No.5, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
(Entry from Mansingh Road)
Phone: 011-23386345 & 23385481
ALL ARE WELCOME!