More than just music: A Margazhi in Madras

During Margazhi music season, there’s a palpable excitement in the air — the expectation of soul-stirring concerts, ladies dressed in Kanjeevarams wafting from venue to venue. | Image - Eunice Dhivya

In less than a month from now, Chennai will usher in yet another year of its famous music season also known as Margazhi music festival. Held in the Tamil month of Margazhi, which runs from mid-December to mid-January, the relatively cooler and balmy weather of the city is welcomed with strains of Carnatic music. Enthusiasts are seen sabha (music hall) hopping in droves, and one would find them busy following their favourite artistes with their concert schedule.

Sabhas or venues that host artistes from across categories such as debutants, juniors and seniors, come alive with......