The foundation has been promoting young talent from time to time by providing them a platform to perform every month. One day in the month for over 6 years the foundation has identified young talent and promoted them on a regular basis. Most of them have now performing as top ranking artistes and are steadily growing in the industry. The unique feature of this program is to provide senior accompaniments to support the main upcoming and budding singers.
Krithika Natarajan with M Vijay on the Violin, Vijay Natesan on the Mrudangam, and Sunil Kumar on the Kanjira
Concert on 28 Sept 2018, 6 to 8 PM at Narada Gana Sabha (mini hall)
As part of the program the foundation is conducts a 3 - 4 day music festival in Chennai in July / Aug. This event features artistes who have dedicated their lives to Carnatic music. The great legends in Carnatic music as performer, teachers and contributors. The event also features the top ranking artistes of today as a contrast in popularity and fame. This event is a great opportunity to be a part of the program for the cause of promoting Carnatic music.
This year's theme is "antarkatha" - inner story through Music. Presenting seasoned vocal artists as lead, inspired by the story of the composer or his compositions, music is presented on stage.
Foundation works with known artistes and musicologists to showcase thematic concerts and talks. As a part of the research work, the foundation presents rare content in the concert and talks related to great composers, performers, ksetras and more. These concerts and talks are made available to listeners, music students as a reference material.
Foundation presents ‘Music of MAYURAM and around - a talk by Sriram V on 15th August 2018 - 6:30 PM at “Indra Ranganathan Trust” 52 C P Ramasamy Road, Alwarpet Chennai 600018.
December Season Music Festival
The foundation has been conducting a 14 day music festival featuring 18 artistes in December during the peak Music Season. The unique feature of this program is to provide senior accompaniments to support the main upcoming and popular artistes.
CAF December Season Music Festival 2017 this year presents TAMIZH ISAI Featuring Tamizh composers
Sangitaka Grha - chamber concerts, is yet another initiative by Charsur Arts Foundation to promote Carnatic music to an invited audience.
Sangitaka Grha is an opportunity to encourage Carnatic Music lovers to host chamber concerts in their space. Seated in close proximity with the performing artistes, a Sangitaka Grha concert offers a different listening experience.
Warm sound, retaining original tonal quality of vocal and other musical instruments and minimum amplification are some of the salient features. This experience by itself enhances the listening pleasure of the performance.
Charsur Arts Foundation works with the performing artistes to present a unique and a well thought out concert. The foundation welcomes earnest listeners to this musical experience.
If you are interested in hosting a concert, Kindly email us at email@example.com
Eligibility for Main Artiste: Recommendation by Guru, Should have completed 15 years of learning under a competent guru. Show commitment to music.
Process : Send in your detailed music profile with audio samplers to the Foundation - Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon selection, an opportunity will be provided to perform under the monthly concert - Young talent promotion.
Archiving & Reviving
Foundation has been archiving and reviving some of the rare concerts from 50's 60's and so on, sung by the legends. Foundation collects these from the artiste families and private collectors who have these concerts in tape formats. The recordings are carefully digitized, cleaned and enhanced. The cleaning process removes the hum noise, Hiss and other crackling noise, bringing out the clear sound quality of the concert.
The best musical content from all festivals conducted by the foundation is also recorded and archived for posterity. All these recordings form reference material to an ardent student pursuing music.
The foundation supports these performing artistes and their legal heirs.
Gurus & Students
Foundation identifies Gurus who teach Carnatic music as full time profession and also aspiring music students who learn form these Gurus, foundation provides financial support to the Gurus and Students
Support the Foundation in preserving and promoting Carnatic Music - Traditional Classical Music of South India for centuries
Charsur Arts Foundation (CAF) is a not-for-profit organization which strives to preserve Carnatic music using digital technology and make them available to posterity, promote and encourage young talent by providing them opportunities and support musicians
CAF has conducted over 230 concerts so far featuring nearly 800 artistes. It conducts annual festival every December featuring leading musicians, besides regular monthly concerts, workshops and demonstrations. The foundation has also planned to provide scholarships to deserving students belonging to economically weaker sections. Also provides financial assistance to senior musicians.
The Foundation has been working closely with scholars, musicologists and performing artistes in archiving and publishing content including rare compositions, works of trinity and other composers.
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