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Lalitha presents programme on Tutari and Kombu

Updated by admin on Friday, September 19, 2014 04:55 PM IST

Violinist M Lalitha presents a programme on music instruments Tutari, Sringa, Kombu and  Jewish Shofar at the Arkay Convention Centre in Chennai on September 19, 2014, as part of the series on Musical Instruments In Divinity.
The programmes are being held under the production grant, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Violinist M Lalitha, Senior Violinist, Musician and Fulbright Fellow, (of the Duo M. Nandini), has been presenting a series of episodes on `Musical Instruments in Divinity’- a thematic Multimedia presentation featuring different instruments each month. 
This series involves extensive research and in depth study since Lalitha deals about the History, evolution of the instrument, Mythological, Sculptural evidences, its usage in temple rituals, similarities in global musical cultures, references in Literature and some in musical compositions. 

Lalitha is currently the Director of the MS (Muthuswamy- Subbulakshmi) Academy of Global Music that fosters training not only in Carnatic Music but also world music aspects. This month as part of the sixth episode on Friday September 19th 2014, the instruments to be featured will be `Tutari / Sringa / Kombu / Jewish Shofar’ at the Arkay Convention Centre, 146/3 R.H.Road, 3rd floor, OMS Lakshana, Chennai 600004.from 6.30 PM.  
Malathi Rangaswami, Vice President, The Music Academy, will be the Chief Guest. This episode will deal with how the Tutari is used in the Maharastrian Palkhi tradition, the Kombu and its usage in the temple rituals of Kerala and Tulu Nadu. Similarlyt, it will dwell on the Shofar from the Jewish culture and how it is used in their rituals connected with divinity.


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