TM Krishna Carnatic vocal 2022


Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic vocal concert by TM Krishna as part of their 2022 Fall Concert Series.

T.M. Krishna (Thodur Madabusi Krishna) is a Carnatic music vocalist, author, speaker, and public intellectual. Born in Chennai on January 22, 1976. His performing career began at the age of 12 with his debut concert at the Spirit of Youth series organized by the Music Academy, Chennai (India). He has since performed widely at various festivals and venues across the world, including the Madras Music Academy, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, to name a few.

Krishna speaks and writes about issues affecting the human condition and cultural matters and has been published in most leading print and online publications. He has started and is involved in many organizations whose work is spread across the spectrum of music and culture. He has co-authored Voices Within: Carnatic Music – Passing on an Inheritance, a book dedicated to the past masters of Karnatik music. His book A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story, published by Harper Collins in 2013, was said to be a first-of-its-kind philosophical, aesthetic, and socio-political exploration of Karnatik Music, and for this, he was awarded the 2014 Tata Literature Award for Best First Book in the non-fiction category. His long-form essay MS understood, for The Caravan was featured in The Caravan Book of Profiles as one of their “twelve definitive profiles” and has been translated into Tamil and published as a book ‘Katrinile Karainda Tuyar’ by Kalachuvadu Publications.

He is part of the team of activists that started the Urur-Olcott Kuppam Festival and the Svanubhava initiative and has been part of inspiring collaborations, such as the Chennai Poromboke Paadal with environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman, performances with the Jogappas (transgender musicians) and bringing on to the concert stage the poetry of Perumal Murugan. He also speaks at various conferences and academic institutions, including Harvard University, Chennai Mathematical Institute, the Indian Institutes of Technology, and the Indian Institutes of Management.

Among his awards are the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (2016) in recognition of ‘his forceful commitment as an artist and advocate of art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration (2017) for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country, and the Professor V. Aravindakshan Memorial Award (2017) for connecting Carnatic music with the common man.

Friday, October 14th, 2022, Time 6:30 PM

J Sargeant Reynolds CC Auditorium
1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

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