Author Archive for Sumathi

Interview with Rajhesh Vaidhya

Sydhwaney Interview with Rajhesh Vaidhya BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE GO HERE As most of you will be aware, Kamban Kazhagam Australia promotes the development of the three components of Tamil language in the form of Literature in prose and verse, Music…

A Rare Tabla Arungetram

The debut performance of Iyankaran under the watchful eyes of Guru Yogesh Samsi and Pandit Ramchandra Suman had all the hall marks of a success story that is derived only with thorough dedication and interest. Iyankaran maintained the interests of…

Generation Next

The start of the year 2010 can only continue looking forward, moving my mind’s view from the old dusty archives of musical geniuses such as Semmungudi, Alathur Bros, Bade Ghulam Ali and Amir Khan,  to what lies in the present…

Veena Venkataraman Mourned

Sydhwaney deeply bemournes the sad demise of Veena Vidwan Venkataraman and his daughter in a car accident on 5 January 2010. Sydney siders were fortunate to listen and move with the great vidwan during his last visit at the Sydney…

Timeless Jugalbandhi

Nikhil Bannerjee played the Sitar and Ali Akbar Khan the sarod. They were both students of Allauddin Khan Saheb, a musical genius who could play many indian instruments. Baba Allauddin Khan as he was called fondly was the initiator of the Maihar Gharana  the name of…

Ragas and Royal Paintings

Indian Summer Night’s Music At Art Gallery By Sumi Krishnan The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur is open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales straight from the British Museum. As part of the exhibition with the help and sponsorship…