இசையோடு சரியான உச்சரிப்பில் மொழியும் இணையும் போதுதான் அது அழகு இசையமைப்பாளர் D.இமான் பேச்சு
இசைக்கு தேசங்கள் மாநிலங்கள் என்ற பேதம் கிடையாது. இசையால் எந்தத்தேசத்தில் இருக்கும் இதயங்களையும் ஒரு புள்ளியில் இணைக்க முடியும். அப்படியான இசையால் பலரையும் கவர்ந்திழுத்த கனடா இசைக்கலைஞர்கள் சப்தஸ்வரங்கள் 2 என்ற இசை ஆல்பத்தை வெளியீட்டார்கள்.
கனடாவில் யுனிவர்செல் வோக்கல் அமைப்பை நிறுவி தமிழ் கலைஞர்களை ஊக்குவித்து வருபவர் ரூபன்ராம். யுனிவர்செல் வோக்கலின் இந்திய ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளர் துஷ்யந்தன் மற்றும் பாடகர் மகாலிங்கம் விழாவிற்கான அனைத்தையும் ஏற்பாடு செய்தனர்.
இந்த விழா சென்னையில் மிகப்பிரம்மாண்டமாக நடைபெற்றது. விழாவில் டி.இமான், தினா, பாடலாசிரியர் அருண்பாரதி உள்பட பல பிரபலங்கள் கலந்து கொண்டார்கள்.
விழாவில் இசை அமைப்பாளர் இமான் பேசியதாவது..
இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் பங்கு பெறுவது மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருக்கிறது. முதலில் யுனிவர்செல் வோக்கல் டீமிக்கு எனது வாழ்த்துகள். கனடாவில் நான் இரண்டு இசை ஆல்பம் பண்ணியிருக்கிறேன். கனடா எனக்கு நிறைய கெளரவம் கொடுத்திருக்கிறது. தமிழ் இருக்கை அமைப்பிற்கான அம்பாசிடராக இருக்கும் பெருமையையும் பெற்றிருக்கிறேன். அங்குள்ள திறைமையாளர்கள் இங்குள்ளவர்களோடு இணைந்து இப்படி ஒரு ஆல்பத்தை கொடுத்திருக்கிறார்கள்.இதுபோல் இன்னும் நிறைய ஆல்பங்கள் அவர்கள் பண்ண வேண்டும். மேலும் வேறலெவல் விசயங்கள் நிறைய அவர்கள் செய்யவேண்டும். இந்தவிழா சாதாரண இசை ஆல்ப வெளியீட்டு விழா போல் அல்ல. ஒரு படத்தின் ஆடியோ வெளியீட்டு விழா போன்று இருந்தது. இந்தக் குழந்தைகள் இன்னும் பெரிதாக சாதிக்க வேண்டும். அவர்கள் மொழியை உச்சரிக்கும் விதமும் அவ்வளவு அழகாக இருந்தது. இசையோடு சரியான உச்சரிப்பில் மொழியும் இணையும் போதுதான் அது அழகு” என்று மனதார வாழ்த்த்தினார்
விழாவில் இசை அமைப்பாளர் தீனா பேசியதாவது..
“முதலில் வந்தாரை வாழ வைக்கும் தமிழ்நாடு சார்பாக கனடா தமிழ் இசைக் கலைஞர்களை வருகவருகவென வரவேற்கிறேன். கனடாவில் நம் தமிழர்கள் 300 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பே அங்கு சென்று தங்களது யுக்திகளையும்திறமைகளையும் நிறுவியவர்கள். அவர்களுக்குள் ஒரு பயம் இருந்தது. நம்மால் நம் பூர்வ பூமியான தமிழ்நாட்டில் நம் இசையையும் பாடல்களையும் அரங்கேற்ற முடியுமா என்ற பயம் இருந்தது. அந்தப் பயத்தை இந்த யுனிவெர்செல் வோக்கல் குழுவினர் போக்கி விட்டார்கள். ஒரு நல்ல துவக்கத்தை இங்கு பிரம்மாண்டமாக ஏற்படுத்தி விட்டார்கள்அவர்களுக்கு எங்களின் மனமார்ந்த நன்றி. இங்கு பாடிய அனைவருமே மிகச் சிறப்பாக பாடினார்கள். இந்தத் திறமையாளர்களை இங்கிருக்கும் இசை வல்லுநர்கள் பயன்படுத்துவார்கள் என்ற நம்பிக்கை எனக்கு உள்ளது.
இந்த அவையை மறக்க முடியாத அவையாக மாற்றி இருக்கிறீர்கள். இதில் பங்குபெற்ற இசை அமைப்பாளர்கள்,பாடலாசிரியர்கள், பாடகர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் நெஞ்சார்ந்த நன்றியும் வாழ்த்துகளும்” என்றார்
விழாவில் கன்னட ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளர் டொனால்ட் ஜே அனைவரையும் வரவேற்று பேசினார். யுனிவர்செல் வோக்கல் நிறுவனர் ரூபன்ராம் அனைவருக்கும் நன்றி தெரிவித்தார்.
Chennai Photo Biennale 2019 presents an International Conference on Photography Light Writing The Photographic Image Reloaded
16 – 17 March 2019 12 March 2019:
Chennai Photo Biennale 2019 is pleased to present its first International Conference on Photography titled Light Writing – The Photographic Image Reloaded curated by their artistic director Pushpamala N. The conference will be held on 16-17 March 2019 at the Museum Theatre, Government Museum, Egmore in Chennai between 10 am – 6 pm. The conference is presented by The Savera and supported by the Shergil-Sundaram Arts Foundation, and will include a dynamic program of curators, critics and scholars from different parts of the world who will present papers and discuss the state of photography today. “The conference is a platform created to question. We are questioning the practice in its past, present and future forms, prodding one to think and join the dialogue around photography – Does the photograph stand as a witness or does it spread fake news? Is the photograph evidence? Is the photograph a document or is it somehow a strange and surreal version of our world? Why are photographers getting arrested and killed? Overall, this is going to be a cutting edge conference exploring various contemporary concerns about photography as it evolves.“ – Pushpamala N., Artistic Director, Chennai Photo Biennale 2019 Speakers and their titles include: Image and reality, in the age of Artificial Intelligence by Ashwini Asokan (India), Archive as Agency: Possible Histories from the Margins by Diwas Raja (Nepal), Seeing in The Eye: On Photography and The Gaze by Emeka Okereke (Nigeria), Writing with Numbers: Images, Computation and Subjectivity in the Digital Imaginary by Kristoffer Gansing (Germany), Selfies and Citizenship: The Reflections of a User by M.K. Raghavendra (India), The Visual Retreat of the Rural by P. Sainath (India), Photography and Cinema by Rashmi Sawhney (India), The Partition in a Digital Age: An Archeology of Personal Photographs through Absence and Presence by Sabeena Gadihoke (India), Imaging the Imagined by Satyajit Mayor (India), The Aesthetics of the Earth; Or, Nature Represents Itself by Shela Sheikh (UK), Archive of the difficult past: violence, memory, resistance and photography in Sri Lanka by T Shanaathanan (Sri Lanka), Unfolding the Image of the Invisible: Making sense of being ‘What?’ by Y.S. Alone (India) and For further information, hi-res images & interview requests, contact : Kelsang Dolma at Flint Culture : email@example.com T: +91 9870141924 | Shriya Pant : firstname.lastname@example.org T: +91 8433039712 PRESS RELEASE Photographing the Vietnam War: A Comparative Reading of Two Photo books from Vietnam by Zhuang Wubin (Singapore). The title of the conference derives its premise from the very origin of the word ‘photography’ itself which comes from the Greek roots photos ‘light’ and graphe ‘writing’ or ‘drawing’, literally meaning ‘light writing’. Themes that will be explored in this conference include the anthropocene, land and environment; photography and the body; celebrity culture; the digital age; social media and surveillance; human rights and citizenship; photography as witness; forensic architecture; photography as memory; the archive as resistance; activism and politics; artificial intelligence; non-human photography. The second edition of Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB), an international biennale of photography that opened on 22 February and will be on until 24 March 2019 with large scale exhibitions in a variety of public spaces, showing works by over 50 artists in print from 13 countries across the city of Chennai. Alongside the exhibitions, the Biennale includes an extensive programme of artist talks, workshops, films, projections, residencies, skill development in photography and much more. Notes to the editor About Chennai Photo Biennale CPB is an international Biennale of photography, which takes place in Chennai across several historical, art and public venues in the city co-founded and co-organized by the CPB Foundation, a non-profit trust and Goethe-Institut Chennai. Besides exhibitions, there will be an international seminar, workshops, film screenings, talks and performances. The city will be immersed in photography in various forms during the course of the Biennale. This will be a premier visual art event and a benchmark in the cultural scene of Chennai and India. While the first edition was modest, the 2nd edition will be more ambitious in content and engagement. About Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation The CPB Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust engaged in promoting photographic art, meaningful socio-cultural discussion and educational activities. Active around the year, the Chennai Photo Biennale is its primary activity. About Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It encourages international cultural exchange and promotes the study of German abroad. In Chennai, it has been deeply entrenched in public engagement projects. About Pushpamala N., Artistic Director, Chennai Photo Biennale Often known as “the most entertaining artist-iconoclast of contemporary Indian art”, Pushpamala is one of the pioneers of conceptual art in India and a renowned photo and video-performance artist, sculptor, writer, curator and provocateur. She is known especially for her sharp feminist work, her rejection of authenticity and embracing of multiple realities. In her collaborations with writers, theatre directors and filmmakers, she seeks to subvert the dominant discourse. Starting her career as a narrative sculptor, she began working in staged photography and photo-performance in the mid-1990s and has been a major influence on the photography scene in the country. Her richly layered and inventive work uses the idea of cultural memory to explore contemporary society with irony and wit. She exhibits widely in India and abroad in solo shows, Biennales and museum shows. In 1996 she created a fictional institute in Bengaluru named Somberikatte (Idler’s Platform in Kannada) through which she conducts talks and seminars. Pushpamala N. lives in Bangalore and her work can be seen at www.pushpamala.com Website: chennaiphotobiennale.com Instagram: @chennaiphotobiennale | @cpbphotocamps | Facebook: @ChennaiPhotoBiennale | Twitter: @chnpb For further information, hi-res images & interview requests, contact : Kelsang Dolma at Flint Culture : email@example.com T: +91 9870141924 | Shriya Pant : firstname.lastname@example.org T: +91 8433039712
KM Music Conservatory student Lydian Nadhaswaram wins One Million US Dollars on The World’s Best and is Honoured by A.R. Rahman
KM Music Conservatory, as it celebrates 11 years of bringing international music training to the future generations of kaman students, hosted a special function this Thursday to honour Lydian’s achievements. The event was made all the more special with his inspirational win on the international CBS show ‘The World’s Best’.
Lydian Nadhaswram, the child prodigy musician from Chennai has been making waves the world over with his brilliance and vivacity at the keys. With signature performances including playing blindfolded, playing two pianos, and dazzling at breath-taking speeds, this young talent has already become a household name with viral Youtube videos and appearances on the likes of ‘The Ellen Show’. Now with his success on the US show The World’s Best, winning the title and one million US dollar prize, the future path of this rising celebratory seems assured.
Lydian is well known to music teachers and aficionados in Chennai, having worked with many notable experts in the city and having spent four-years training on a full-scholarship at AR Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory under Surojeet Chatterji in the Russian Piano School.
Principal and Founder A.R. Rahman said ‘Lydian’s success is India’s success, in a world with so much negativity and restlessness, this has brought hope, love and happiness to our lives. Who knew that, KMMC, a seed sown 11 years ago, would bring such inspiration to so many, such is the extraordinary power of music‘, and executive director Fathima Rafiq noted ‘ I still remember when Lydian first came to KM during our cultural festival Rangrezza on drums. After joining KM he quickly shifted to studying piano in our Russian Piano studio where his performance flair was further developed. Even from that time it was clear he would reach international platforms. We hope that KM will continue to be a platform to nurture new talents of the future.
Actress Priya Anand Grabs Dindigul Thalappakatti Super Women 2019 Awards Images, Press Release English & Tamil Attached With This Mail
Dindigul Thalappakatti would like to announce their annual Superwoman Felicitation Ceremony honouring the unsung heroes in our everyday lives.
This is the second such event to be hosted by the restaurant chain, taking place at their Velachery restaurant on the evening of the 9th of March, and will play host to some of the most inspiring role models for women everywhere.
The announced invitees for the event include and are not limited to Priya Anand (Prominent Actress), Amrita Samant (Founder, Mommy Shots), Suguna Elumai (Teacher, Mahindra World School), Nancy Satish (Renowned Interior Designer), Veena Kumaravel (Founder, Naturals), and Rakshana Suresh (Acclaimed NCC Cadet).
The felicitation ceremony is a conclusion to the Thalappakatti Superwoman contest that was run, from with a few of the inspiring women will be felicitated. Mrs. Sasikala, Mrs. Seethalakshmi, Mrs. Mangayar, Mr.s Arshiya, Dr. Srimathy, Ms. Abhinaya will be felicitated.
With the ever-growing popularity of the now-worldwide brand, Dindigul Thalappakatti would like to use this platform to throw light on some of the highest achievers who dared to defy and rise to the top in their respective fields this Women’s Day as an ode to the founder, Mr. Nagasamy’s wife Mrs. Kannammal, who’s recipe continues to receive accolades all around the world.
An event laden with a cast of stars from all walks of life, together with a platform to showcase their stories to inspire all those around them, this is set up to be the glorification of the glorious. Oh, and there’s great food to boot!
SupeRamp 2019 Largest Gathering of Models on a Single Stage attempt with 386 participants to create a new Guinness World Record
11th March 2019: IRIS GLAM, a premier Training School for Models, Actors and Entertainment Professionals, in association with Naturals – India’s No.1 hair and beauty salon, made an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of models performing on a single stage. The record attempt made under the title, SupeRamp – brought together 386 participants from across the country onto the ramp.
Mr. C.K. Kumaravel Co-founder of Naturals had this to say, ‘We are in a business domain that is closely associated with beauty and glamour. We are supporting this event as it is in close synergy with our image and objectives’.
The attempt was aimed at creating awareness about the opportunities available for aspiring Models and Actors in the rapidly evolving entertainment scenario. Dr. Latha A. Krishna of IRIS GLAM was of the opinion that Chennai possessed immense potential with thousands of individuals aspiring to be part of the ‘glamour scene’ and that an event of this nature vindicated her confidence. Asia book of records was also awarded for the maximum number of models on a single fashion show
The event which was held at 5 P.M., on Sunday, March 10 at Spencer Plaza, Chennai, was witnessed by some of the leading stars and celebrities of the City.
In the months leading up to the event, hundreds of participants enthusiastically signed up for special boot camps organised on week-ends. These intensive training sessions were intended to bring them on par with the high quality expected from top entertainment professionals. The training included the perfecting of their pose and poise and working together in synchronised and choreographed moves.
On selection for the final ramp walk, the participants worked with eminent professionals in the field of fashion choreography including Sanjay Asrani, Karun Raman, Sunil Menon, Ganesh Gurung and Priya Manikandan. The initiative had the support of several model co-ordination agencies including Models Only & Crizaze.
SupeRamp was supported by several organisations including: Venue Partners – Ispahani Centre and Spencer Plaza, Design Partner – RAHA SOVRAN, Radio Partner – BIG FM, Photo Partner – Amalraj Photography, Agency Partners – CRIZAZE and ModelsOnly, Social Media Partner – Parampriti and Magazine Partner – PROVOKE. This event also supported ARK INDIA SOCIETY – Home for HIV Girls
Zee Tamil set to strengthen its content offerings; announces the launch of 5 novel shows
Reiterating its commitment to presenting fresh and novel content to its viewers, leading Tamil General Entertainment Channel Zee Tamil has announced the launch of 5 shows – 2 non-fiction shows and 3 fiction shows that is set to transform the channels proposition to strengthen its programming with original content.
Over the channels’ 10-year journey in the General Entertainment Industry, the channel has set a benchmark with its distinct non-fiction shows such as Mr. & Mrs. Khiladies, Junior Superstars, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa & Dance Jodi Dance and novel fiction shows such as Sembaruthi, Yaarade Nee Mohini, OruOorlaOruRajakumari and Poove Poochudava among others.
The new show launches are:
Launch Date: 4th March
The storyline of the show revolves around Sathya – a brave, honest and free-spirited tomboy who gets married to Prabhu under unforeseen circumstances. The journey of acceptance and love that blossoms between the couple and Prabhu’s actions towards supporting her dreams and ambitions forms the crux of the story.
Star Cast – Sayeesha and Vishnu
Junior Super Stars (Non-Fiction)
Launch Date: 10th March
Presented in an exciting format, featuring renowned celebrities, and brimming with the best up-and-coming acting talent, Junior Super Stars is all set to celebrate Zee Tamil’s commitment to providing the best platform for those who aspire to make their dreams come true. The acting hunt for childern aged between 5-13 years will present the best mix of talent, creativity and spontaneity.
Judges – Devayani, Bhagyaraj and Rachita Dinesh
Anchor – Kamal
Weaved along the complexities of tradition and astrology, the story encompasses the journey of love of a young couple who are brought together by the forces of fate and destiny. The story will showcase a unique bond between the grandmother & and her grandson who lives abroad but decides to move to India to care for her. The circumstances that lead to his marriage and the heroines’ power to overcome the challenges in his kundalilead the story.
Star Cast – Seema, Vishnu and Krishnapriya
The show captures a unique love story between a couple that overcomes all odds to come together in the present generation despite the factors that separated them centuries ago. This tale of love and commitment that transcends time is sure to mesmerise viewers with its astonishing visuals and distinct story-telling.
Star Cast – Vimal and Madhumita
Petta Rap (Non-fiction)
The fun-filled musical game show will be the perfect blend of fun and joy for fans of entertainment that is sure to leave audiences at the edge of their seats and wanting more. With unique rounds, the show will bring together leading stars from the Tamil Entertainment Industry in a never-seen-before avatar.
Anchors –Deepak and Maheshwari
Speaking on the launch of the new shows, Mr. Siju Prabhakaran, South Cluster Head – Zee Entertainment Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.said, “Over the last 10 years, the strength of Zee Tamil has been in its unique storytelling which encapsulates the ethos, culture and tradition of Tamil Nadu that Tamil audience cherish and hold close to their hearts. The testimonial to our success lies in our strong story-telling that has made our stars members of Tamil households around the world. With the launch of the new shows, we aim to present our viewers with new frontiers of entertainment that will present the channel as the entertainment destination across all age groups.”
The Makers of Saaho releases Chapter 2 of Shades of Saaho presenting guns and goons!
A treat for the Leading lady Shraddha Kapoor on her Birthday, 3rd March 2019
On account of Shraddha Kapoor’s birthday, the makers of Saaho dropped in the chapter 2 of Shades of Saaho as a treat for the leading lady. The 1.2 minutes video chronicles the most fascinating action sequences which begins with begins with guns blazing all over.
The video reveals birthday girl, Shraddha Kapoor’s action packed avatar and Pan-India superstar Prabhas’, uber-stylish look which gives a preview of the high octane action, where the Saaho team shot for one of industry’s most expensive, multi-crore action sequences.
Sharing the video, makers tweeted captioning, “Wishing the leading lady of #Saaho @ShraddhaKapoor a very Happy Birthday! Here’s presenting Chapter 2 of #ShadesOfSaaho showcasing guns and goons!
#Prabhas @sujeethsign @UV_Creations #ShadesOfSaaho2”
Starring Pan India superstar Prabhas and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in leading roles, ‘Saaho’ will also have an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin , Arun Vijay ,Lal, Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Murali Sharma, amongst others. Prabhas’s next big outing Saaho is a high octane action thriller, trilingual film, the shoot for which is currently under progress. An UV Creations production, ‘Saaho’ is produced by Vamsi, Pramod, Vikram and directed by Sujeeth.
The film is being filmed at striking locations in, around and outside the country. Music by the awesome trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by the very talented Amitabh Bhattacharya are sure to jazz up our playlists. You can expect the director of photography Madhie, versatile editor Sreekar Prasad and celebrated production designer Sabu Cyril to do a spectacular job with the film.
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JUNIORS FASHION WEEK SHOWCASES FRESH SPRING SUMMER19 TRENDS WITH INTERNATIONAL KIDS WEAR BRANDS
Chennai, 3rd March 2019: Indias finest edutainment platform, Juniors Fashion Week (JFW) brought a wave of fashion in Chennai on March 03 at Westin Hotel. More than 150 kids will be sashaying the JFW Runway at the age between 4 14 Years will be participated in JFW Spring Summer19.
The JFW Chennai Showcase marked a day of great importance in the realm of kids fashion as it showcased the collection of several international kidswear brands – U. S. Polo Assn. Kids, The Childrens Place, Flying Machine Boyzone Hugo BOSS, DKNY, Little Marc Jacobs, Timberland and Billieblush under the Kids Around umbrella.
The collection of U. S. Polo Assn. Kids spelled a connection with its signature stars and stripes print, and thats what won the hearts of ours and others. The collection has been made keeping in mind fashion-forward kids and their ever-changing closest needs. It proffers a perfect fit for the experimenting and unafraid young minds with stylish mind-blowing shirts and modish party dresses, sporty polo t-shirts and jeans in the store.
Full of, playful flip sequins, bold color palette, and your kids will simply Love, The Childrens Place presented a modern yet stylish wardrobe. The girls sparkled in glitter fashion tops. Their range of hair-bands, hats, bags, sunglasses, and footwear for completing a trendy head-to-toe look. For the boys, there were long & roll-up sleeved woven shirts, conversational graphics, polo tees, and hoodies to pair with cool chinos, stylish denim & pull-on joggers in the latest fashion colors.
Kids Around presented year-rounder apparels which should be in every child’s wardrobe It had a burst of colors with airy silhouettes. The bright patterns are sure to impress one and all. There are clean colors which to the eyes, thoughtfully-decided fabrics which are heavenly for the skin.
The latest collection from Flying Machine Boys shone the spotlight on cool, trendy styles for young boys. The collection draws some of the signature designs of Flying Machine and combines them with catchy, contemporary trends in childrens fashion.
The JFW Runway which encompassed the grooming classes, confidence building sessions, and more. The workshops were helmed by eminent celebrity choreographers and experts whose teachings helped imbibed little one’s lifetime learnings on making a big this world by grooming their personalities.