Double Carnatic Music debut for youngster in Chennai

Double Carnatic Music debut for youngster in Chennai

Venkat Raman We have long held the view that while there are professional organisations such as the New Zealand Carnatic Music Society, Sangeetha Bharathi School of Music and Rasikas New Zealand promoting Carnatic Music and budding singers and instrumentalists, and while there are parents encouraging them, the success of our young men and women depend on their own commitment and…

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Chaos of Indian film industry of 1970s comes to Theatre

My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak at Q Theatre from November 21 Supplied Content In the lead up to the silly season, audiences will get a chance to become extras in a boisterous new play from visionary writer and director Ahi Karunaharan. Playing at Q Theatre from November 21 to December 14, 2019, ‘My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak’ channels the controlled…

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Singer from Canada takes Tamil Karaoke Star Title

Venkat Raman Ramya Ramachandran, a Resident of Toronto, Canada won the ‘Tamil Karaoke Star 2019’ title at the finals of the contest held in Auckland on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Her winning songs (with $1000 cash prize and a Trophy) were ‘En Mel Vizhunthal’ and ‘Kaatre En Vaasal Vanthaai’ (composed by A R Rahman respectively for  Tamil films ‘May Matham’…

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First Collection of local poetry launched

Staff Reporter The Auckland based Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand launched its first book containing a collection of poems written by local bards. Association Patron and National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi released the Book, called, ‘Safed Badlon Ke Desh Mein,’ (‘Aotearoa’ or ‘In the Land of the Long White Cloud’) on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in West Auckland.…

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Confluence of Urdu, Hindi poetry with communities

Venkat Raman Urdu and Hindi poetry enthusiasts of the Indian Sub-Continent and of Fijian origin are set to meet in Auckland next week for an evening of ‘serious fun.’ Auckland based Urdu and Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand is organising a ‘literary engagement’ on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Fickling Convention Centre, located at 546 Mount Albert Road, Three…

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