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Sangita Kalanidhi Award

  • 02 Jan 2020
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Recently, S.Sowmya has been conferred with Sangita Kalanidhi Award. The award is conferred by the Madras Music Academy.

  • It is considered the highest award in the field of Carnatic music.
  • The award comprises of a gold medal and a birudu Patra (citation).

Madras Music Academy

  • Music Conference held along with All India Congress Session in Madras (1927) laid the idea of a Madras Music Academy. Thus it is an offshoot of INC madras session, 1927.
  • It plays an important role in promoting Carnatic Music.

Carnatic music

  • Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with southern India including the states Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, but also practised in Sri Lanka.
  • It is one of two main genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions, the other genre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences in northern India.

Source: TH

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