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TUKKADA FESTIVAL-1999
Karnatic concerts can be broadly divided into two parts-

The pre-tani avartanam session & the post-tani avartanam session. The part before the tani is generally of a more classical degree focusing on serious music. Most of the improvisatory music like alapana, niraval, svaram and the tani avartanam are completed within this section and after this follows the Tukkadas which are music of a lighter variety. They offer great relief after the heavy music preceding it.

The most striking feature of earlier concerts is the relative smallness of the number of pieces constituting it. Apart from the Pallavi, only two or three pieces were sung in a full length concert while the modern tendency has been to include more number of compositions. The lilting pieces which come towards the end of a concert are lively and appealing to everybody.

The Tukkada forms in Karnatic music are numerous. Tukkadas thus have a very distinct role to play in concerts and their contribution can in no way be underestimated.
 
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Prayer by Chinmaya Sisters Dr.P.B.Sreenivos inaugurated the Tukkada Festival Dignitaries on the dias
Prayer by Chinmaya Sisters Dr.P.B.Sreenivos inaugurated
the Tukkada Festival
Dignitaries on the dias
     
Radha Bhaskar describes the idea of Tukkada Festival Smt.Saroja Smt.Lalitha
Radha Bhaskar describes
the idea of Tukkada Festival
Smt.Saroja Smt.Lalitha
     
Dr.P.B. Sreenivos speaks Vote of thanks by Mudhra Bhaskar Rajkumar Bharati(Vocal)-Madurai Balasubramaniam(Violin)-Arjun Bharati(Mrudangam)-A.S.Krishnan(Moharsing)
Dr.P.B. Sreenivos speaks Vote of thanks by Mudhra
Bhaskar
Rajkumar Bharati(Vocal)-
Madurai Balasubramaniam(Violin)-
Arjun Bharati(Mrudangam)-
A.S.Krishnan(Moharsing)
     
For the first time Mudhra introduced Ghazal in Tamil - Live concert by O.S. Arun - Written by Dr. P.B.Sreenivas O.S.Arun singing Tamil Ghazal Veteran Kannada Actor Rajkumar,
Mrs.Y.G.P, Charuhasan,
Veteran Play back singer
S.Janaki are among the 
audience for the
Tamil Ghazal concert.
For the first time Mudhra
introduced Ghazal in Tamil -
Live concert by O.S. Arun -
Written by Dr. P.B.Sreenivas
O.S.Arun singing
Tamil Ghazal
Veteran Kannada Actor Rajkumar,
Mrs.Y.G.P, Charuhasan,
Veteran Play back singer
S.Janaki are among the
audience for the
Tamil Ghazal concert.
     
O.S.Arun -Mullaivasal Chandramouli - Kamalakannan - Venkat Mudhra Bhaskar honouring Dr.P.B.Sreenivos for his excellent contribution by writing Tamil Ghazal. Dr.P.B.S. explains the 
form of Ghazal
O.S.Arun -
Mullaivasal Chandramouli -
Kamalakannan -
Venkat
Mudhra Bhaskar honouring
Dr.P.B.Sreenivos
for his excellent contribution
by writing Tamil Ghazal.
Dr.P.B.S. explains the
form of Ghazal
     
Dr.P.B.S. wrote a poem on 
the spot and presented
it to O.S.Arun Va.Ve.Su., M.S.V's son and Veteran Music Director
M.S.Viswanathan enjoy 
the live singing of
Tamil Ghazal by O.S.Arun S.Janaki and Dr.P.B.S.
Dr.P.B.S. wrote a poem on
the spot and presented
it to O.S.Arun
Va.Ve.Su., M.S.V's son and
Veteran Music Director
M.S.Viswanathan enjoy
the live singing of
Tamil Ghazal by O.S.Arun
S.Janaki and Dr.P.B.S.
   
O.S.Arun and S.Janaki P.B.S. and O.S.Arun Radha Bhaskar and S.Janaki
O.S.Arun and S.Janaki P.B.S. and O.S.Arun Radha Bhaskar and S.Janaki
A group photo after the successful show of world's first Tamil Ghazal. O.S.Arun, PBS,       S. Janaki, Radha Bhaskar & Mudhra Bhaskar Tukkada Concert :Vijay Siva(Vocal) - R.K.Sriram Kumar(Violin) - ManojSiva(Mrudangam) - B.S.Purushotham(Kanjira) Vijay Siva
A group photo after the
successful show of world's
first Tamil Ghazal.
O.S.Arun, PBS,
S. Janaki, Radha Bhaskar &
Mudhra Bhaskar
Tukkada Concert :Vijay Siva(Vocal)
- R.K.Sriram Kumar(Violin) -
ManojSiva(Mrudangam) -
B.S.Purushotham(Kanjira)
Vijay Siva
     
Smt.Saroja Smt.Lalitha Tukkada Concert : Bombay Sisters(Vocal)-H.N.Baskar(Violin)-Tanjore Subramaniam(Mrudangam)-N.Govindarajan(Ghatam)
Smt.Saroja Smt.Lalitha Tukkada Concert :
Bombay Sisters(Vocal)-
H.N.Baskar(Violin)-
Tanjore Subramaniam(Mrudangam)-
N.Govindarajan(Ghatam)
     
Tukkada Concert : Sriram Gangadharan(Vocal)-M.Narmada(Violin)- Thiruvarur Vaidhyanathan(Mrudangam)- Raman (Moharsing) Tukkada Concert : Maharajapuram Ramachandran(Vocal)- M.A.Sundaresan(Violin)- Mannargudi Easwaran(Mrudangam) V.Suresh(Ghatam)
Tukkada Concert : Sriram
Gangadharan(Vocal)-
M.Narmada(Violin)-
Thiruvarur Vaidhyanathan
(Mrudangam)-
Raman (Moharsing)
Tukkada Concert :
Maharajapuram Ramachandran(Vocal)
- M.A.Sundaresan(Violin)-
Mannargudi Easwaran(Mrudangam)
V.Suresh(Ghatam)