Why Chennai’s famous music festival pulls few young rasikas11 min read . Updated: 01 Jan 2023, 09:26 AM IST
- Chennai’s Margazhi music and dance season, held during the ninth month of the Tamil calendar, generally runs from 16 December to 14 January.
CHENNAI : The buzz of soft, animated conversations makes way for applause as the curtain rises at Vani Mahal, venue of the ‘43rd Isai, Iyal, Nataka Vizha’ (music, dance, drama festival), in Chennai’s T. Nagar locality. On this pleasant evening in the middle of December, the 800-seat hall is packed with grey-haired ‘rasikas’, connoisseurs of carnatic music. They have descended on Vani Mahal to attend a kutchery—a concert—featuring vocal duo Ranjani and Gayatri, among the most sought-after Carnatic singers today.
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