Jannal Oram - Classicism extended

A unique concert curated by Sikkil Gurucharan, Kalaimamani and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar awardee, that takes classicism from different sources around us - nature, philosophy, movies, soundtrack in Tamil movies, ringtones and more. A spin-off of the much-acclaimed YouTube series called Jannal Oram, this interactive event will have something for everyone in the audience. 

About the artists:  

Sikkil Gurucharan   

Sikkil C. Gurucharan is a leading musician and a youth ambassador for Carnatic music. A prime time artist during the Chennai music season and a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar Award, Kalaimamani and Tchaikovsky Award for the best musician of the year among many, Gurucharan has not only made a mark in the traditional concert paddhati style but also worked to broaden audience appeal by creating collaborative projects with world renowned musicians while retaining the spirit of the art form. In 2015, Gurucharan received a Nehru-Fulbright Excellence Award, and was in residence at UC Davis between January and April 2015.

The album “Miles from India”, a collaborative effort, was nominated for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. The magazine India Today featured him among 35 Game Changers under the age of 35 in India. The Tamil Nadu Government conferred its highest honour of Kalaimamani on Gurucharan in 2020. He has also acted in two Tamil movies, Sarvam Thala Mayam and Putham Pudhu Kaalai.  

Sayee Rakshith- Violin  

Sayee Rakshith, a remarkable musician, embarked on his journey as a performer at the tender age of 10. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with renowned Carnatic artistes, as well as collaborating with his guru Kumari A. Kanyakumari in captivating duet concerts. Notably, he played a vital role in the esteemed "Dharti Ma" initiative by Earth Day Network, showcasing his exceptional skills alongside leading musicians from India. As a member of the band 'Staccato' since 2018, Sayee continually explores diverse musical genres and collaborates with esteemed artists. His versatility extends to the film industry, where he has played for renowned music directors.  

Sumesh Narayanan - Percussion   

One of the most gifted and sought after Carnatic percussionists of the current generation, Sumesh Narayanan has trained with Mridangam Maestro Dr Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam for two decades and continues to learn from him. Sumesh is a rare combination of a musician who aspires to master the rich traditions of the mridangam oeuvre in the Carnatic style while retaining an open and larger world view which allows him to be part of many innovative and cross disciplinary ventures to which he is a vital contributor and much admired for his ideas and energetic playing.

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