Chennai:
Violinist M Lalitha presents Chenda and Chende in the next episode of `MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN DIVINITY’ – A SERIES OF THEMATIC MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION, in Chennai on August 29, 2014. She will be accompanied by M Nandini, violinist. 
 
Under the Production Grant, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Violinist M Lalitha, Senior Violinist, Musician and Fulbright Fellow, (of the Duo M. Nandini), is presenting a series of episodes on `Musical Instruments in Divinity’- a thematic Multimedia presentation featuring different instruments each month. 
 
The instruments featured so far are Vina, Venu, Gethuvadyam, Mridangam & Mridanga. This series involves extensive research and in depth study since Lalitha deals with the history, evolution of the instrument, mythological, sculptural evidence, its usage in temple rituals, similarities in global musical cultures, references in literature and in musical compositions. 
 
Lalitha has two Fulbright Fellowships -- with a Fulbright Fellowship in Performing Arts, University of Pittsburgh, and Fulbright Nehru Fellowship, University of IOWA along with an OLF Award, University of Florida. 
 
This month as part of the fifth episode on Friday, August 29, 2014, the instrument to be featured will be `Chenda and Chande’ at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mini Hall, Mylapore from 6.30 p.m. SAFE  P Ramabhadran will be the Chief Guest. All are welcome.