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Come January 26th, we will be celebrating one of the most legendary Mrudangam artises of all time, Padma Vibhushan Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman who has completed 80 years. A plethora of contemporary stars from various spectrums of the art field gather to perform and celebrate this momentous occasion and pay tribute to the living legend. Featuring Malladi Brothers, Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Maa Zila Khan, Fabrizio Cassol, Shwetha Mohan, Stephen Devassy, Rajiv Menon, Roja Kannan, Priya Murle and many more in a star-studded lineup…

Straight From The Heart

. . .While pursuing this path, among the many attributes, I have tried to focus on one primary aspect, which in my mind is the prime differentiator in Carnatic music. – “Nadhaa”. This is the core aspect of our divine music that elevates the artistes and listeners. I have been personally experiencing this phenomenon. My revered gurus have shown me this fantastic and wonderful, yet novel way, to dive deep into the ocean of bliss, known as ‘Sangeetha Saagara’ and ‘Taala samudhra’. With great reverence, I know full well how my gurus appreciate the new approach that I have strived to create, with my original contributions being built on the strong platform of their inimitable pedagogy. . .

Overtone – a documentary on Dr UKS by Rajiv Menon

A documentary by the ace Cinematographer and cine Director, Mr Rajiv Menon, ‘Overtone’ is a film on Umayalpuram K Sivaraman. The film traces the origin of carnatic music, paints a vivid picture on the early days of Sri Sivaraman, his bani, the highlights of his style as he accompanies legends of Carnatic music and fusion music. Importantly, the film conveys the personality of Sri Sivaraman through some beautiful visuals and narratives that makes the viewer glued to the screen, as is customary by Mr Rajiv Menon.


Throughout his unparalleled journey in the world of Carnatic music, Dr. UKS has accompanied almost every stalwart, spanning several generations. Kalakendra is proud to present ‘Dr.UKS with the legends’, a compilation of products involving UKS in performance with some of the biggest names.

Be there on Jan 26th to watch the Audio Visual show, showcasing his journey along with such illustrious contemporaries. This unique show is written and directed by Mr S B Kanthan and sponsored by Swathi Soft Solutions.

Experiences with the maestro

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