Chennai’s music season will soon begin with the Santhathi Festival this month.
What’s it about? The Brahma Gana Sabha will organise a special Santhathi Festival from December 12 to 19. The festival will have a mix of veteran artists and newcomers. The festival will also have performers from well-known musical families.
- Among the performers are Carnatic vocalist Nityasree Mahadevan, granddaughter of DK Pattammal, and S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya, granddaughters of MS Subbulakshmi.
Venues: The Margazhi concerts will be at different venues since the usual ones are cut off due to metro rail work. The new venues will be TAG Centre, RR Sabha, RK Swami Hall, and the Narada Gana Sabha Hall.
Performers speak: Nithyasree said it’s a blessing to be able to listen to her grandmother’s music, but it’ll be her talent that appeals to the audience. She said the expectations are higher, given her family lineage.