News Article :
Mrs. Valli Arun, Trustee of the Tamil Isai Sangam conveyed that the 78th annual Isai Vizha of the Tamil Isai Sangam will begin on Dec 21, 2020. COVID-19 has necessitated for the conversion of Isai Vizha to a virtual event.
Mrs. Arun has said "In a way, it has offered us an opportunity to experiment with technology. The festival will be held for five days and we cannot have events throughout the day. Instead, we will webcast two concerts."
Thiru. E. Sundaramurthy, President - Tamil Isai Sangam & Former Vice-Chancellor, Thanjavur Tamil University will inaugurate the festival. Every day the first concert will be between 5.30pm & 6.30pm and the second concert will be between 7pm & 8.30pm. The first day will feature a concert by Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, but there will be no concerts on Dec 22nd.
Tamil Isai Sangam has revamped its Website to facilitate the webcasting of the music festival.
Mrs. Valli Arun had also said that "We are the cultural partners of the Yaadhum Oore - Global Conclave-2020 and it is a learning experience. We are seeking to create a sabha experience through the webcast." She also said that "We are setting up a permanent canteen on the premises of Tamil Isai Sangam, since the organization is in the midst of a commercial hub, it will benefit the floating population".
Mrs. Arun have been instrumental in setting up a permanent exhibition "Thol Isai Kalanjiyam" - a Museum of Ancient Musical instruments which also includes instruments used by famous artists. She said that in the future, the recordings of the great musicians in the archives of the Tamil Isai Sangam would be digitized.
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