Folk Music

  Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
13.5.2010  Thursday   6.30p.m.


Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is a name to reckon with in Tamil music world. A man who gave identity to Tamil folk music is multi-faceted person, who is a singer, composer, lyricist, writer and above all a great entertainer. Pushpavanam Kuppusamy has completed his masters and M Phil in music at the University of Madras, Chennai. And, that's where he met Anitha, also a student of music. The couple started off as folk song singers in competitions and concerts. He was accorded a honorary doctorate for his contribution towards Tamil music by Sathyabhama University, Chennai. His penchant for folk songs is evident as he has released a host of music albums which are popular across the globe, wherever Tamil community live.Pushpavanam Kuppusamy has to his credit over 200 devotional albums besides a host of Thamizhisai Padalgal. A thought-provoking author, Pushpavanam has come out with a series of books which includes Makkalisaippadalgal, Siruvar Padalgal, Pazhamozhikkadhaigal and Kuzhandhaippadalgal. Besides hosting several programmes and appearing in many special events in various satellitte channels, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy has performed in over 3000 stage concerts. He has travelled far and wide across the globe and sung in almost all countries. A man of many awards including Kalaimamani from Tamilnadu government, Keenly interested in gardening besides writing stories, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy has done extensive research on the topic "Folk Music is the basis for the development of Classical Music". His ultimate aim is create a folk arts Center at Chennai....

 

Performing Artistes

Kala Master

Nithyashri Mahadevan

 Raja

 P.M.Mithra

 Lakshman Sruthi

 Shobana

 Institute of Design

 S.Ve.Sekar