Thursday, September 8, 2016

Surtarang's Latest Playlist for M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary

Dear All,

As you are aware of Surtarang (Wave of Melody) has been giving enchanting Indian classical music through its musical programme. To mark the Birth Centenary of the Great Carnatic Legend, M.S. Subbulakshmi (Madurai Shanmugavadivu Subbulakshmi), they have finalized the playlist for the week 11th to 16th September and the link is given below.

Those who are unaware of much about M.S. can read the below-mentioned short profile

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S., was a Carnatic vocalist. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magasaysay Award, often considered Asia's Nobel Prize, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical songs in the carnatic tradition of South India.

A commemorative postage stamp on her was issued on 18-December-2005. United Nations decided to issue stamp to mark birth centenary M.S. Subbulakshmi,She was bestowed with enormous prize moneys with these awards, most of which she donated to charity. She has given more than 200 charity concerts and raised well over Rs. 10,000,000. She was awarded honorary degrees from several Universities. She was an ardent devotee of Kanchi Mahaswamigal and she rendered his composition Maithreem Bhajatha (O World! Cultivate peace) in her concert at the UN in 1966. She made a 20-minute recording of Venkatesa Suprabhatam for HMV, the royalty from which goes to the Veda Patasala run by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam.She donated many of the royalties on several best sold records to many charity organisations.

Let's enjoy the everlasting music of M.S. from Surtarang...

Surtarang's Playlist for 11th to 16th September 2016

Surtarang's Playlist of 11th to 16th September

You can also visit Surtarang's blog by clicking below-mentioned link

Surtarang Waves of Raga Blog.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Srinivasan ji,

    Many thanks for explaining about M S, the Legend.

    I am very grateful to you for your exclusive support. I feel I am very close to realising my vision!

    Thanking you once again,

    With warmest regards,

    Culturally/musically yours,

    Maitreyee Sarcar HF FRSA,
    Surtarang Broadcast, UK.