Soothing Notes, 30 June 2003 "Music hath
charms to soothe a savage breast. To soften rocks or bend a knotted oak"
- Congreve. Nithyashree Mahadevan, an exponent of Carnatic music,
concurs with him. "Music knows no religion. No language. It has no
barriers and reaches all masses," she says. "Classical music, once the
forte of a particular community, has earned acclaim far and wide. It is
now being enjoyed in countries like the US, the UK, Australia and in the
Middle East. There is tremendous following among the French and the
Germans," avers Nithyashree, granddaughter of the doyen of carnatic
music D K Pattammal"
Nithyasree Mahadevan Granddaughter of the legendary
D K Pattammal (paternal) and mridangam maestro Palghat Mani Iyer
(maternal), Nithyasree Mahadevan trained under D K Pattammal and Lalitha
Sivakumar. She has received many awards notably Yuva Kala Bharathi,
Sangeetha Sikhamani, Ugadi Puraskar, Nadabhushanam, and Kalaimamani.
Nithya Sree Mahadevan in Concert...
Papanasam Sivan's "Muladhara"
in 2006, Ragam: Hamsadvani, Talam: Adi, Violin: M.
A. Krishnaswamy; Mridangam: I. Sivakumar; Moorsing:
Dheenadhayalan; Tambura: Pallavi Prasanna