Symphony may be a musical form of Western music. But in Kerala its equivalent is the myriad chenda melams, generally described as percussion ensembles. Though basically anchored on rhythms of ascending tempos, they have a strong musical side. This ... The Hindu, 1 month ago
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Kalamandalam Kesava Poduval, 83, repositioned the high-decibel chenda in Kathakali and Thayambaka with his sensitive style. A highly respected guru with a legion of shishyas, he was honoured with the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi award (2013) and, ...The Hindu, 3 weeks ago
CHENNAI: 'Chenda' was always known for its loud noise, but when he created peaceful sounds from it, many couldn't believe it. It was a bold step without deviating much from tradition. With his perfect rhythmic calculations and practice, Mattannoor ...Times of India, 3 weeks ago
A hundred years ago, the District Judge of Kozhikode was an Englishman named Davids. During the proceedings in his court, he insisted on silence so absolute that not even the whisper of a breeze was allowed. This stringent rule caused many an ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
When it comes to Kathakali, solo performances are relatively rare as most of the plays require multiple actors doing different roles. The shortened versions of Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma's 'Poothanamoksham' and Kallekkulangara Raghava Pisharody's ...The Hindu, 4 days ago
Poster of "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha:" Facebook/ Sapthamashree Thaskaraha: The teaser of upcoming film "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha", directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon is released. The teaser, which begins with the background score of "Chenda ...International Business Times India, 1 week ago
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Traditional music that was confined to the four walls of temples in Kerala would soon reverberate across the country. A group of artists would travel the length and breadth of the country in a specially-designed Rath to promote ...New Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
Padi Pooja of Holy 18 Steps ST LOUIS: The Hindu Temple of St. Louis celebrated Prana Prathista Mahotsavam of Sri Ayyappa, Sri Kanyaka Pramesweri and Sri Veera Anjaneya (Sri Hanumanji) from June 6 to 8. Around 2000 devotees from the states of ...IndiaPost, 3 weeks ago
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The venue is a church in Thiruvanathapuram. The air is sanctimonious and the bride and the groom have just exchanged their wedding vows. The pretty bride clad in a pristine white gown along with her man steps out of the church to ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Chennai: The saffron party members celebrated the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as 15th Prime Minister of India by generously distributing 282 fish packets — marking the BJP's landslide victory in securing 282 Lok Sabha seats and sweets besides ...Deccan Chronicle, 2 months ago
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