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* Carnatic Music Festival commemorating composer Thyagaraja in Colombo
Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 12:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Indian Cultural Centre in Colombo is organizing Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana, an annual musical festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer Thyagaraja.

The music festival will be held at 6:00 p.m. February on 15 at New Kathireshan Hall (Hall II), in Bambalapitiya, Colombo 04.

Musicians, vocalists as well as instrumentalists and percussionists from all over Sri Lanka will come together and render Pancharatna Keerthanas (five songs) of Thyagaraja on this occasion.

The choral rendition of the five songs is an integral feature of the Aradhana. All Carnatic musicians consider Thyagaraja as their inspiration, source and touchstone of their musical creativity.

Thyagaraja, one among the Trinity of Carnatic Music, composed nearly 700 compositions, two musical plays in Telugu, the Prahalada Bhakti Vijayam and the Nauka Charitam.

The commemorative weeklong music festival "Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana" is held in the months of January to February every year at Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, in honor of Thyagaraja. A large number of leading exponents and lovers of Carnatic music converge at his Samadhi on the banks of the river Cauvery in Thanjavur district to pay homage to him.

Musicians who would like to join the Aradhana may approach the Indian Cultural Centre, 16/2, Gregory's Road, Colombo.

For further details please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698 and Email: iccrcolombo @gmail.com.



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