Dominated by bhakti

The kritis showcased the variety in the compositions of Tyagaraja. B. Ramadevi writes.
Devotion and nostalgia were the hallmarks of the 63rd Thyagabrahma Gananjali, held at Sarojini Nataraj Auditorium, Coimbatore.

B. Ramadevi
The Hindu, Coimbatore – 09 Feb 2017

Sankranti Festival: Looking within and beyond

The Sankranti Festival played sturdy notes of classicism
There is always a counter to every trend. In the case of Carnatic music – as opposed to the flamboyance and glamour of the mainstream – there is a quieter and remarkably self-assured stream that holds together its richness and diversity.

The Hindu, Bengaluru – 12 Jan 2017

An interesting line-up of kritis

Padma Sugavanam’s information on songs lent an edge.
When an artist punctuates her concert with informative snippets, she bridges the gap between the performer and the audience.

The Hindu, Chennai – 03 Nov 2016

Padma Sugavanam

When music is offered with strict practice, in measured levels and coupled with a sweet voice, it naturally impresses. Padma Sugavanam, a disciple of vidushi Seetha Rajan, showcased her commitment to the school’s style.

G. Swaminathan
The Hindu, Chennai – 30 Dec 2014