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    High notetm krishna
    Taking us back to a more organic expression of music, sans mics and technology, Orisai is an experiment in taking Carnatic music back to its roots. A musical dialogue between vocalist TM Krishnan and violinist L Ramakrishnan, mridangist J Vaidyanathan and BS Purushotham on the kanjira, this morning concert can set the mood for entire day. Sunday, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore. From 10 am. Details: allevents.in

    Past forward
    Ashvita Bistro is celebrating the Chola dynasty. Chapter two (of the three-part series) will have historian Pradeep Chakravarthy and Carnatic vocalist V Shankar Narayanan discussing the history, art and architecture of Kapaleeswara, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram temples. There will also be a storytelling session by Sudha Umashankar. Tomorrow, from 5.30 pm to 7 pm, at Ashvita Bistro. Free entry. Details: events@ashvita.com

    Divine theory
    Temples have not only inspired devotion, but music, too. And paying tribute to this is Kshetra Sangeetam –  Thanjavur. The first of a series of eight books on kshetras (temple centres), by Jayashrree S Mani, it explores the temples and the music of the town. The launch is today, at Gallery Veda, at 5 pm. Details: kshetrasangeetam.com

    Sound of music
    With an aim of giving youngsters a strong grounding in music, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music is organising a five-day Music Production and Performance Camp. With names like Spanish singer Mili Vizcaino, US guitarist Sid Jacobs and Argentinian pianist Pablo Lapidusas, the workshop will also include masterclasses. Registrations, at Rs 20,000, are open now. From March 22. Details: info@sam.org.in

    Taking aim
    Mumbai-based comedy ensemble,  East India Company, is taking on Bollywood and its onscreen absurdities with their 2016 edition of the Ghanta Awards. Titled, EIC vs Bollywood, expect comedian Sorabh Pant to take on stars, movies, controversies and even Prabhudeva. Sunday, at the Chettinad Vidyashram School, MRC Nagar, from 7 pm. Rs 500 onwards. Details:in.bookmyshow.com

    Follow the beatAlarmel Valli
    The fourth edition of Bani—the arts festival that celebrates growth, change and legacy—is back. A six-day conference and festival, it will include talks by experts like Dr Nagaswamy and dance recitals by Alarmel Valli, Vyjayantimala Bali and others. Conferences from 9 am to 3 pm, and performances from 7 pm. From today till March 16, at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra. Details: 24524057

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