Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sruti App launch a colourful event

By Samudri

A packed auditorium greeted the speakers and performers at the launch of the Sruti App on 15th March at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Tiruvanmiyur. 

Off to a cheerful start through a group presentation by the young students of Bharatnatyam guru Roja Kannan, the proceedings of the evening included a welcome speech by V Ramnarayan, editor-in-chief, Sruti, and a presidential address by filmmaker and cinematographer Rajiv Menon, who formally launched the App. 

Sruti Foundation Trustee Sukanya Sankar made a presentation highlighting the key features of the App. Sand artist Rahul Arya thrilled the audience with a brilliant display tracing the story of Sruti magazine. The principal entertainment for the evening was in the form of Yashodhara, a dance theatre performance by JustUs Repertory, featuring Mythili Prakash (dance), Amritha Murali (vocal) and Gowri Ramnarayan (script, direction, music and narration).

Two music concerts were staged on Sunday, 16 March—the first a Hindustani music recital by Anupama Bhagwat (sitar) accompanied by Rahul Pophali (tabla), and the second a Carnatic vocal cutcheri by Sikkil Gurucharan, accompanied by V Sanjeev (violin), Umayalpuram K Sivaraman (mridangam) and B Shree Sundarkumar (khanjira). Sruti executive editor S Janaki compered the event on both days.

A new website

Vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan, violinist V Sanjeev and mridanga vidwan Patri Satishkumar are launching a website www.sraavyam.com, which aims to create a transparent forum for registered artistes to sell their musical content. 

According to the musicians behind the venture, "It will be a small step to ensure responsible sharing of musical content between the musicians and their audiences all over the world. "

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