Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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hnbhagavan
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#1 Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Dear Friends,

Presently the chances of holding Chennai December season concerts are only 50-50.Music Academy has not announced schedule for 2021. It is very sad that Sangeethakalanidhi for 2020 was not announced.
Even if the festival is held virtually,Sangeethakanidhi award should be awarded.
Already there are a number of Musicians in line for the award.The Academy should announce two names one for 2020 and the other for this year.

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#2 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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The following are in the line
Guruvayur
VVS
THV
Thanjavooran
23 06 2021

Sachi_R
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#3 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Why not someone who
  • Has fought Brahminism
  • Has promoted accompanists especially ladies vociferously
  • Has promoted Me Too voices
  • Has collected several lakhs of rupees through online concerts
  • Has helped artistes financially
  • Has striven to correct wrong renditions of Dikshitar
  • Has shared the stage with transgenders
  • Has promoted alternative themes from poets about exploitation
  • Has written books
  • Has made movies
  • Has sung in fishermen colonies
  • Has filed cases against "digital curbs"
  • Has written regularly about socio-political "problems"
  • Has a huge social media marketing setup
  • Has sung in synagogues, ruined forts and renovated schools
  • Has a political message in every song and concert.

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#4 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Sachi R: Why don't you spell out the name of your choice for the award "Sangheetha Kalaa Nidhi , which is too obvious ?
Even as a simple "Carnatic singer" alone he is qualified. But will he be given ?

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#5 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Sundara Rajan wrote: 24 Jun 2021, 03:48 Even as a simple "Carnatic singer" alone he is qualified. But will he be given ?
As a singer and teacher of excellent singers.

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I am happy to see your enthusiasm for supporting the singer. The other side of the coin features a tiger.
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PS: sorry I didn't get the hair bit right.

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#7 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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reg p-3
tongue in cheek - I hope
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#8 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Post #6
Tansen of Mangolia !

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Just my two cents: if Tansen has to receive an award today, it should be along the lines of "saṅgīta sāmrājya cakravarti" -his mastery over the swarasthānas was perfect - we know the story of the intensity of his rendition of dīpak which set the city of Mewar ablaze, thankfully doused in the nick of time with the intense rains ushered by the rendition of malhār by his wife and daughter(hence the two rāgas attributed to him).

Today, that traditional concept of perfection is probably impracticable today given the intense competition to survive. Individuals that receive awards are indeed meritous, but they need to strive to maintain that level of expertise and expectations accorded to them.

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#10 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Kmrasika, so true!

A beginning should be made using real tanpuras or tamburas well tuned and providing a rich soundscape for the artistes to immerse themselves in.

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#12 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Mostly no SK this year too. Third Sunday of July has come and gone; there was no meeting. No plans for a conference, so no President, so no SK. Limited 10 day virtual fest like last year, is the buzz...

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#13 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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The Music Academy should continue to award and have a simple function. So many deserving Vidwans are deprived of the title.

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#14 Re: Music Academy Sangeethakalanidhi 2021

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Yes, I don't feel it should be suspended forever (otherwise known as until covid doesn't go away). The duties during the MA season last but a week or two, whilst the honour is held, and recognised, for a lifetime.

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