Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri performed at the Sarojini Nataraj Auditorium as part of the inauguration of the Coimbatore Music Academy (CMA).
The CMA is an initiative that will enable the people to interact and savour the music of well known musicians.
Manju Kumaran, one of its core members said that CMA would promote various forms of Indian classical art, organise performances and lecture demonstrations, encourage research and support upcoming talents.
CMA has drawn a lot of support from the Coimbatoreans. Its patrons include D. Balasundaram, M. Krishnan, C.S.K. Prabhu, Ravi Sam and dancer-industrialist Jayanthi Ramachandra. The latter hoped, “The Academy would focus on sampradaya, and at the same time maintain newness in these changing times.”
Another CMA member, Vasudevan Uppili said that the Academy planned to organise at least one performance a month. “We want to keep the classical Indian arts alive. Such events will help local talents fine tune their skills. They will also help people learnt to appreciate the classical arts better.”
Ranjani and Gayatri kept the audience enthralled with their performance that included Raaga Vasantha which they dedicated to CMA as it was a raaga of spring and therefore a new life.They also sang several kritis in various ragas. They were accompanied on the violin by Charumathi, the ghatam by Guruprasad and mridangam by Manoj Shiva.
To know more about the CMA’s activities, log on to www.coimbatoremusicacademy.com