Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

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ratanabhinav
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#1 Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by ratanabhinav » 11 Jan 2019, 10:22

Who's it going to be this year ?
I have a hunch that it's going to be NSG .
With the passing of # MeToo , some prominent names have been ruled out ?
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#2 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by maadhu » 12 Jan 2019, 08:18

I have my doubts. He can be given "Sangita Pravachana Kalanidhi".

By the way his name did surface on #metoo, just that he was smart enough not to respond unlike his peers. He let it pass by silently.
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#3 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by ratanabhinav » 12 Jan 2019, 15:12

maadhu wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 08:18


By the way his name did surface on #metoo, just that he was smart enough not to respond unlike his peers. He let it pass by silently.
No , I don't think so .
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#4 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by maadhu » 12 Jan 2019, 17:05

ratanabhinav wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 15:12
No , I don't think so .
I am neither interested nor wanted to provide any #metoo URL. Since you said no, I had to post this. If you go back to Oct 17, 2018 and dig in, you would find it.
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#5 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by shreyas » 13 Jan 2019, 18:44

I believe TMK much deserves it. But his antics on stage may have ruled him out a long time ago.
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#6 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by maadhu » 13 Jan 2019, 19:41

I like TMK's leisurely singing sans antics. The other question that comes to my mind is the kaalapramanam. Rather than adhering to a reasonable tempo and run with it , he seems to vary the tempo a lot within the song. May be that's the reason he prefers Arunprakash to adjust accordingly :)
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#7 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by sangitadasan » 22 Jan 2019, 05:51

I hope they honour a senior vidwan like Prof R. Vishweswaran (Veena).
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#8 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by Venkat Ramachandran » 23 Jan 2019, 16:59

any chance for Aravamudachariar?
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#9 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by SrinathK » 23 Jan 2019, 17:11

TMK would deserve it, but he's not sung there for years now.

I wonder if at least this year they might give it to the Lalgudi Siblings? What about VV Subramaniam? A percussionist again this time?
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#10 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by musi » 24 Jan 2019, 11:41

SrinathK wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 17:11
TMK would deserve it, but he's not sung there for years now.
How does TMK deserve it? He doesn't believe in the season. How can he preside over the conference ?
Plus he is only 43 years old. There are so many equally/more deserving musicians like bombay jayashree, Parassala Ponnammal, Vijay Siva, Neyvelli Santhanagopalan, Sowmya, Malladi brothers , Ranjani Gayatri, Kadri Gopalnath
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#11 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by SrinathK » 24 Jan 2019, 11:56

I wonder what Vijay Siva's gripe with the Academy is. He hasn't performed there as long as I can remember.

I meant that TMK would deserve it, maybe not next year itself (should have added that). But for a long time I've felt that the Lalgudi Siblings should get it. You know sometimes threads like this make me realize how few musicians I seem to know.
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#12 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by rupavathi » 24 Jan 2019, 18:38

SrinathK wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 11:56
I wonder what Vijay Siva's gripe with the Academy is. He hasn't performed there as long as I can remember...
Seems like your memory isn't too long. It's only been two years. Some things are best left to sort themselves out...
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#13 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by SrinathK » 24 Jan 2019, 21:05

And that's what happens when you return to Chennai and CM after 7 years. I Stand corrected. :mrgreen:

EDIT : I was referring to me.
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#14 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by rajeshnat » 24 Jan 2019, 22:41

vijaysiva performed in Dec 2014 when sudha was awarded the SK award. After that for 4 years from 2015 to 2018, he has not had a slot in academy. VijaySiva absence is neither 2 nor 7 years.
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#15 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by thanjavooran » 24 Jan 2019, 22:55

My choice would be VVS
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#16 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by gajaa » 25 Jan 2019, 18:10

If it’s going to a vocalist, it will be a call among:
Ranjani Gayatri
Bombay Jayashri
Sowmya

Among these 3, the one with the best rapport with the Academy is Sowmya. Followed by RaGa and then BJ.

Excluding TMK, NSG, VS - as they’ve not been performing at the MA. Just being practical here, no offense please.

In the case of instrumentalists, Lalgudi siblings have a chance.
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#17 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by iamsundar » 25 Jan 2019, 23:42

VVS is a wise choice, Thanjavooran.

I feel Sri Guruvayur Dorai is equally worthy of the recognition. At times, society mistakes humility for weakness. Dorai was/is the torch bearer for the Pudukottai style. Was the chosen pakkavadhyam for most SKs of his time - Musiri, MDR, SSI, MSS, GNB, TVS, TNS, TNK,…). I really hope Dorai is in the radar for 2019.
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#18 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by Sachi_R » 26 Jan 2019, 04:30

I think by now, some 80+ years of SK and 70 years of our Republic, we should be able to see that getting the SK is not merely about musical expertise but keeping the right networks active over the years and getting noticed at the right moments in the right places. There is a saying in Samskrita:
अप्रकटीकृतशक्तिः शक्तोपि जनस्तिरस्क्रियां लभते ।

A hidden or undisplayed talent or power, however mighty it may be, receives disrespect and lack of recognition.
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#19 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by thanjavooran » 26 Jan 2019, 05:55

" I really hope Dorai is in the radar for 2019. "

Yes the most forgotten Guruvayur deserves SK if a percussion Artiste is nominated.
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#20 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by iamsundar » 26 Jan 2019, 08:26

Sachi_R wrote:
26 Jan 2019, 04:30
I think by now, some 80+ years of SK and 70 years of our Republic, we should be able to see that getting the SK is not merely about musical expertise but keeping the right networks active over the years and getting noticed at the right moments in the right places. There is a saying in Samskrita:
अप्रकटीकृशक्तिः शक्तोपि जनस्तिरस्क्रियां लभते ।

A hidden or undisplayed talent or power, however mighty it may be, receives disrespect and lack of recognition.
So true. Right Time, Right Place, Right Networks...

In the case of Dorai, display of talent was so evident (even accompanied MSS on the historic Carnegie Hall concert). Played from ...Chembai to Ravikiran....

It's the right networks, perhaps ;)
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#21 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by masundaram » 01 Feb 2019, 08:50

I hope giving sangeetha kalanidhi to Aruna Sayeeram is no bar to giving the title to a vidushi next year. I think Dr.Sathyavathi should be considered. She is a great scholar, musician, singer and a communicator par excellence Alternatively, I feel that Violin vidushi T. Rukmani richly deserves the recognition. As an accompanist, she is a class by herself.Having accompanied Mali regularly, she is a master of laya. In fact, I remember a performance where the main artist faltered and gave up doing the thisram in a pallavi, Rukmani did it to perfection and got applause from all including the main artist.
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#22 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by arasi » 01 Feb 2019, 22:04

Both deserving artistes, no doubt, but haven't they both been given the Sangeetha acharya title?
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#23 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by maadhu » 05 Feb 2019, 15:48

Even though smt T.Rukmini has been given Sangeetha Kala acharya, she richly deserves Sangeetha Kalanidhi. Word is that she is not doing well :(
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#24 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by gajaa » 25 Mar 2019, 10:46

Being completely realistic and pragmatic, going by the performers list put out by MMA for 2019 dec, there are only a couple of potential Sangeetha Kalanidhi options. Some assumptions (could be presumptions too) are:
SK has been seen to be awarded predominantly an artiste who is

45-60 AGE BRACKET

1. Currently performing in one of the prime evening slots (AND)
2. Has surpassed a certain level of popularity (AND)
3. Is a major crowd puller (AND)
4. is 45-60 years old (AND)
6. Has not alienated the organization in any significant way / has strong lobbying power
Examples: Sudha Ragunathan, Sanjay Subramanian, Chitravina Ravikiran

(OR)
>60 AGE BRACKET
1. Instrumentalist who has been extraordinary for decades and over 60
2. Vocalist who has been consistently great at least for the past 2 decades(though may not have been a major crowd puller) and is beyond 65-70
Examples: Trichur Ramachandran, TVG Sir, TK Murthy, Umayalpuram Sir, A Kanyakumari, Aruna Sairam (though she is a crowd puller)

Now, I do understand that there are some inherent biases in the above categorization but more or less, I have seen this to be true. Of course, there will be some outliers, but that's what they are, outliers.

Now, if the artiste is <45 years old and singing in the prime slot, they clearly need to wait a bit for the SK please :) So, going by this, I see maximum potential for SK being awarded to:
Among Vocalists & Instrumentalists (who perform solo)
1. Bombay Jayashri
2. Ranjani Gaythri (I know the 45 age bracket may not apply exactly but still, we all know they are current hi-fliers)
3. Malladi Brothers
4. Sowmya
5. Lalgudi Siblings
6. Jayanthi Kumaresh

Among accompanying instrumentalists who have a fair chance,
1. Dr Narmada
2. Dr S Karthik
3. Embar Kannan
4. RK Shriram Kumar

Now, if there are 2 or more ppl of more or less the same age group (within 5 years) who score equally on most parameters, it would be fair to assume that relative seniority might tip the balance in their favor. That way, my guess is

SK 2019: BJ / Lalgudi Siblings are prime contenders
SK 2019: RaGa next
SK 2019: RK Shriram Kumar / Dr Narmada next


Let's see what happens!
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#25 Re: Sangita Kalanidhi 2019

Post by ramamatya » 25 Mar 2019, 11:17

Like nota, ma can consider possibility of not giving SK if it finds none deserving that year.
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