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Saturday, July 1, 2017

பண்ணிசை தந்த சமூகங்கள், ப.கோலப்பன், 1 ஜூலை 2017

Tamil Heritage Trust
Communities of Music
(பண்ணிசை தந்த சமூகங்கள்)
B. Kolappan
1st July 2017, Saturday 5.30 PM at Arkay Chennai Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic: A few caste communities in Tamil Nadu besides Brahmins and Isai Vellalas have contributed considerably to music. Padayachi, Kambar, Sunnanbu Paravar, Maruthuvar and some dalit castes have contributed immensely to the musical tradition of Tamil Nadu but their contributions are not well known. Their contribution ranges from playing in Carnatic concerts, in temple festivals, village festivals, naiyandi meals performances etc. They have been adept at playing nageswaram, thavil, flute, mridangam and many other instruments. Over the years these traditions are vanishing and the performers have hardly received any recognition. This talk will explore some of these communities and their contributions to music.

About the speaker: The loudspeakers from the Madhusoothana Perumal temple in his village regularly filled the air with music, besides best Nagaswaram players perfoming during summer festivals called Kodai. They fuelled his interest in music. Later as a reporter for Dinamani, The New Indian Express and The Hindu, Kolappan wrote extensively about music. He currently works for The Hindu.

Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration is required. The event will also be available on LIVE thru YouTube. For further details, visit &

S. Swaminathan -; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-padippakam -; 98840-66566
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre -;
S. Kannan -; 98414-47974
R. Gopu -, 98417-24641
T.Sivasubramanian -, 98842-94494

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