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  • Venue
    Godrej Dance Theatre
  • Date Time
    6 April 2024 | 6:30 pm
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Event Details

M. Sivakumar (nadaswaram)
Manish Pingle (slide guitar)

Having been trained by his father, M. L. Srinivasan, Mambalam S. Sivakumar had a debut on the concert platform at the tender age of 10. He also trained with the renowned nadaswaram maestro, Mylai S. Rajendran and went on to perform in several prominent music festivals. Sivakumar has had an opportunity to work under the baton of many distinguished music directors and earn prestigious awards and accolades for his service to music.
In this recital, Gudur  D Prathap (nadaswaram), Veliyambakkam V M Ganapathy (thavil) and Thiruneermalai B Mani (thavil) will accompany Sivakumar.

Manish Pingle received initial training in Indian slide guitar under Vishnu Walivadekar, and thereafter he sought advanced training with sitar maestro Shahid Parvez. Besides performing in major festivals across India and overseas, he has had the privilege of collaborating in several fusion projects with international maestros like George Brooks (saxophone), Michael Messer (Blues), French composer Hector Zazou and African Kora player Lamine Cissokho. A qualified sound engineer, he is a recipient of many prestigious awards.


At 6.00 pm, Dr. Suvarnalata Rao will present a pre-event talk on specific instruments presented on the respective days.


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