600 fans turn up to enjoy Carnatic fest


Compiled by C. ARUNO, MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN and R. ARAVINTHAN

ABOUT 100 music students from eight music schools served a Carnatic fest for 600 fans at a special event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Nanban reported.Held at the Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) auditorium in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, it was organised jointly between the TFA, the music schools and the Sugam Foundation.

The students performed for about 90 minutes to a packed house.

Neyveli Santhanagopalan, the patron for the event, said the performance was an example of parents, music teachers and the community working together to harness young talents and continue the Carnatic tradition.

> The daily also reported that a well-known female director from Kerala, India, has been arrested for allegedly forcing a male actor to perform intimate scenes.

Letchumi Deepta, 37, has directed several web series such as Nancy which have adult themes.

A 26-year-old actor made a police report, claiming he approached Letchumi and was promised the lead role in a new web series.

The director asked him to participate in explicit scenes, the actor claimed. When he refused, the director threatened him.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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