New Delhi, Mar. 3 & 4, 2006

Carnatica Products             Rasika Forum          News-Views-Reviews          Special Features      Events Calendar

HomeNews - Views - Reviews


Kutcheri, Raga, Tala, Sahitya
Artistes, Composers, Lyrics
Tributes, Tidbits, Quizzes
Dance, Harikatha, Folk Music


Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts and Carnatica


A Tribute to Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi

An Audio-Visual, Music-and-Dance Confluence as a tribute to the legendary nightingale of India. This tribute will be held on March 3rd and 4th at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts.

M. S. Subbulakshmi was a unifying force of India, bringing together old and young, North and South, with her music transcending all boundaries. National treasure that she is, it is only fit that a tribute of this caliber occurs in the National Capital. The artists of this festival realize the magnitude and importance of this celebration and have come together to make sure the music of M.S. is forever remembered.

Concerts by Carnatic vocalists S. Sowmya and Carnatica Brothers and Hindustani Vocalist Shubha Mudgal highlight the event. Special Felicitations by Art Patron Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty and Padma Bhushan K. Parasaran as well as the felicitation of Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. K. Murthy will be other highlights of this distinguished assembly of Artists, Patrons and Statesmen.

A special profile of the Legend by Gowri Ramnarayan, disciple of M.S. and grandniece of T. Sadasivam brings a very personal note to this tribute. This will be followed by a concert by S. Sowmya, one of today’s leading vocalists. She will be presenting vintage M.S. hits. A Hindustani vocal concert by Shubha Mudgal follows.

The second day of the festival, March 4 2006, begins at 5 pm with an Audio Visual presentation of rare music and photos of M.S., followed by a Carnatic Vocal concert dedicated to M.S. by Radha Venkatachalam and a presentation of popular Classical Compositions of M.S. by the Carnatica Brothers. There will also be a special thematic Dance presentation highlighting the life of M.S. by Nitya Venkateswaran. A photo gallery of M.S. as well as a collection of M.S.’s numerous CDs and audio tapes will be displayed.

Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, (IGNCA) is a premier national institution engaged in the pursuit of knowledge on arts and culture. Carnatica’s mission is the promotion and production of Classical art forms, especially South Indian classical music and dance. It has a cultural club, a cyber vidyalaya to promote music education worldwide and organizes unique events such as this homage. This very special tribute to the legendary artist is a joint effort by the two organizations. All music lovers are welcome to pay tribute to the great musical legend of India with their presence.

Programme Details

Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts and Carnatica


A Tribute to Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi

3rd March 2006

5.00 pm Inauguration

6.00 pm Profile by Gowri Ramnarayan, a disciple of M.S. Subbulakshmi

6.30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by S. Sowmya

8.00 pm Hindustani Vocal and Bhajans by Shubha Mudgal

4th March 2006

5.00 pm Audio Visual Presentation on MS by Ramanathan N. Iyer (Director, Carnatica)

5.30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by Radha Venkatachalam

6.45 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by Carnatica Brothers (K. N. Shashikiran & P. Ganesh)

8.00 pm Thematic Dance Presentation by Nitya Venkateswaran


Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,

No.5, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi

(Entry from Mansingh Road)

Phone: 011-23386345 & 23385481


Questions or comments? Send us E-mail.
Copyright: Srishti's Carnatica Private Limited