Artist Highlight

Sikkil Gurucharan

A highlight presenting the music of Sikkil Gurucharan, in connection with his birthday on June 21.

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RJ: Srividya

Sikkil Gurucharan

A highlight presenting the music of Sikkil Gurucharan, in connection with his birthday on June 21.

Sikkil Gurucharan comes from a family steeped in music, which includes the Sikkil Sisters, Kunjumani and Neela, and Mala Chandrashekhar. He has not only made a mark in the traditional concert paddhati style but also worked to broaden audience appeal by creating collaborative projects with world renowned musicians while retaining the spirit of the art form. The album “Miles from India”, a collaborative effort, was nominated for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. Gurucharan, has also been acclaimed as a partner in an ensemble of contemporary classical music, which includes pianist Anil Srinivasan. The magazine India Today featured him among 35 Game Changers under the age of 35 in India. Gurucharan was a visiting Fulbright Nehru scholar Scholar in Residence, at UC Davis in early 2015, where he taught in the Religious Studies Department.

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