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Nagaswaram Gets its Due with a Exclusive Festival

The nagaswaram, which is usually sidelined at most sabhas during the December music season, seems to be making a comeback. This year sabhas are giving chance  to nagaswaram artists apart from organising exclusive festival in January 2012, right after the music season winds up. “There is more demand for nagaswaram performances in the last five years probably because more listeners are developing a taste for it,” says S Kasim, nagaswaram artist.
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December Music Season – Comprehensive List of Concerts in Chennai

Given below is a list of carnatic music concerts in Chennai. I will keep updating the list as frequently as possible. The list is as per information received from different sources. Some of the programs might change without my getting to know about the same, in which case, I will not be able to update this page with the changes. I have put a ? wherever I am not sure of the timings (mostly these concerts should be in the evening). A list of sabhas with address and phone no is given at the bottom of this page.

Source: Artist websites, newspapers (The Hindu), schedules released by sabhas, word of mouth etc
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Music For and By Differently Abled

Carnatic Music, A classical music form of southern India and one of the world’s oldest and richest musical traditions. During the month of December in Chennai many proficient  singers and instrument players of Carnatic Music perform in various venues of the city. Music lovers of all over the world attend these programs.
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Madras Music Season 2011

Madras Music Season is an event hosted every December–January in the present-day south Indian metropol of Chennai. Spanning some six weeks, a number of large and small kutcheris (Carnatic music concerts) are performed by highly competent musicians. The traditional role of the Music Season is to allow aficionados of Carnatic music to appreciate performances by renowned artists, and to allow promising young artists to display their talent and skill. Audiences and artists come from across India and from the international Indian diaspora to be part of the event. The Music Season has grown over the years, and has been described as one of the world’s largest cultural events.

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