Sangita Kalanidhi: Keeping up with an eight-decade-old tradition

by TCA Ramanujam/TCA Sangeetha

Four artistes, known for their proficiency in different aspects of music, will be honoured with the Sangita Kalanidhi this Season

Every year music aficionados wait with bated breath to know which musician has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi. Since its inception in 1942, the award has been considered the highest accolade for a Carnatic musician. Also, over the decades, the recipients have been stalwart performers with a distinct style and dedicated following. So the Music Academy’s recent announcement about honouring four artistes this Season has infused a new energy into the music world, hit hard by the pandemic. As for the rasikas, they are looking forward to an in-person December Music Season after a two-year gap.

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