This article by Narayana Vishwanath for The New Indian Express, gives a genuine overall review of the artistes, sabhas and audiences of the Margazhi Music festival.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Last December has certainly brought out a host of young talents such as Mohan Santhanam, Rithvik Raja, Prasanna Venkatraman, Nisha Rajagopal, Trichur Brothers, Ramprasad and a few others. Senior vocalists like Nithyasree Mahadevan revealed the ‘eternal truth of music’, Bombay Jayashri, with her out-of-the-world performance, impressed everyone, OS Arun outlined the expression of spirituality of music, and TN Seshagopalan showed his remarkable hold on laya. A meditative appeal by violinists Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Vijayalakshmi and A Kanyakumari, and vocalist TM Krishna, gave us a refreshing musical experience.  Prof Sailaja, one of the renowned kuchipudi and bharathanatyam artistes, with her delicate balance and quick rhythmic style of footwalk impressed each of us.”

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