The musical instrument mandolin became synonymous with the prodigy U. Shrinivas as he emerged a star within a few years of his appearance on stage. He adapted the Western instrument with a few modifications to play classical Carnatic music with ease. He later collaborated with musicians across the world.
The trust SIOWM (Srinivas Institute of World Music), founded by the Mandolin Shrinivas and SS International Live will be celebrating the birth anniversary of the mandolin maestro on Feb. 28, 2020 at the Music Academy, Chennai. This tribute show will feature artistes who had collaborated with the musician.
On the occasion, the Trust will felicitate Carnatic vocalist Sudha Raghunathan and renowned Sufi and playback singer Kailash Kher. The artistes who will perform on the day are Kailash Kher, Sudha Raghunathan, Hindustani flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, film music director Devi Sriprasad, mandolin U. Rajesh, Harmeet Mansetta (Keyboard), Anil Srinivasan (Piano), Greg Ellis, Steven Samuel Devassy and Krishna Kishore (Drums), Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam), Aalap Raju (bass guitar) and Praveen Narayan (Tabla).
The event will be held from 6.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission free.