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'We need to appreciate instrumental music'

Here is something for the instrumental music lovers. How can the music season end when we still have the Nadhaswara Thavilisai Festival on the cards?

Published: 25th January 2014 07:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2014 07:50 AM   |  A+A-

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Here is something for the instrumental music lovers. How can the music season end when we still have the Nadhaswara Thavilisai Festival on the cards?

To promote instrumental music, which is often dominated by the vocal musicians during margazhi season, the Brahma Gaana Sabha organises this exclusive festival for nadhaswara and thavil vidwans. The seventh edition of the Nadhaswara Thavilisai festival was inaugurated on Thursday in the city at Brahma Gaana Sabha.

This 10-day festival was inaugurated in the honourable presence of former DGP R Nataraj, who was the chief guest of the evening and Nalli Kupusamy Chetty, who presided over the function.

“If music is being appreciated in Chennai it is because of Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty, who has taken all efforts to promote good music around us. Through this festival, he has also proved that instrumental music cannot die. But it’s sad that people like us are responsible for the downfall of instrumental music because we do not appreciate this music and we often go for vocal kutcheris,” said Nataraj, who is also a well known music critic, urging people to appreciate instrumental music. The inauguration was followed by the performances of vidwans like AKC Natrajan, a clarionet specialist, thavil vidwans T A Kalyanamurthy, T G Kalyanasundaram and TAK Shanmuganthan. The festival will be on till feb 1.



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