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Wednesday, 1 December 2010



Carnatic entertainment

Colombo’s music lovers were entertained by world renowned carnatic music artiste Nithiyashree Mahadevan’s vibrant vocal recital at the New Kathiresan Hall, Bambalapitiya, recently.

Dr Nithiyashree Mahadevan performing on the stage

Nithyashree’s recital was the highlight of the program organized by the Hindu Educational Society.

Nithiyashree is gifted, not just with a scintillating voice, but also with a family that has enriched Carnatic Music in many ways, Nithiyashree is modest about her achievements. Preceding Nithyashree’s recital there was an absorbing vocal rendering by her niece Thamil Isai Kuyil Lavanya Sunderaraman.

Instrumentalists Thirupugal Mamani, Thiru I Sivakumar on Mirudangam, Violinist Thiru Ramachandran Sivakumar, Thiru Madangopal Naidu Deenadayalu and Thiru P Prammanayagam on Kanchira were the accompanists.

The vocal recitals were preceded Nrithiyanubhava and excellent Bharatha Natyam event performed by Kalavithagar Thivya Sivanesan and her pupils Sinthu Rajasekeram, Ahalya Sundaraj, Sugeetha Supaiah and Praveena Pushparajah.

Mayurapathy Amman Temple President P Sunderalingam graced the occasion as the chief guest. Instrumentalist R Sevaskandan, Dr A Kandasamy, New Kathiresan Temple Trustee S Subramaniam Chettiar and Express Newspapers Limited Managing Director Kumar Nadesan and All Ceylon Hindu Congress President V Kailashapillai were the guests of honour.

Nithiyashree said that she was very proud and happy to be performed in a beautiful country like Sri Lanka with her group and thanked Hindu Educational Society President S Ramachandran and its management committee for organizing the colourful event at the Kathiresan Hall.

K Arbhinathan and K S Sridhara were responsible for organizing the mega classical event. In appreciation of her remarkable contribution in Music Nithiyashree was honoured by the prestigious Sasas in India and abroad.


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