Malayali rock band Avial ready to light a spark in Singapore, says Rex Vijayan

The pathfinders of Malayali rock, Avial, seem to have a fated connection with the Lion City. They will play their first Singapore gig during the Kalaa Utsavam festival at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Friday – something that guitarist Rex Vijayan has been looking forward to for quite a while.

Sharul enthrals in all Superwomen avatars

Two things came to my mind and a wish slipped out as I saw Sharul in and as Disco Sheela and other superwomen.

She is a powerhouse performer. In complete control of her craft. Brings in a physicality of what seems to be an element in younger stand-up comics, a la, Hasan Minaj or a Trevor Noah. Fu

Niladri Kumar: Jolly good fellow, musician par excellence

Performing at Kalaa Utsavam 2018, Niladari Kumar mesmerised the audiences in Esplanade’s Concert Hall with effortless fast-moving, agile and magical fingers playing popular raags, including raag ‘Jhinjhoti’, taught to him by his late Grandfather when he was 15 years old. On occasions smoothly mixin

Vishaal Sapuram: Master of mesmerising smooth tones of Chitravina

Kalaa Utsavam has become a confluence of great Indian artistes, musicians and dancers. One such maestro is Texas-born Vishaal Sapuram, a prodigious chitravina (fretless lute) artiste from the south Indian classical (Carnatic) music tradition who will perform in Singapore on November 16.

Leela Samson: River of life must be navigated to touch new shores

Singaporeans are going to enjoy the magnificence of the Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam during the Kalaa Utsavam performed by none other than leading exponent Leela Samson and her troupe.

Kalaa Utsavam: ‘Bali’ explores varied layers of right and wrong

Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the various events that led up to the battle between Bali, the ruler of Kishkindha and Ram, the King of Ayodhya and eventually, the death of Bali.

About Category: Kalaa Utsavam 2018

Kalaa Utsavam is the celebration of Indian arts in Singapore. Hosted at the magnificent Esplanade Theatre. An opportunity for art, music and folk culture lovers to enjoy performances under one roof for 10-days. Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts will be held from November 16 to 25, 2018.