Up early this morning for a free concert in the local park (Nageswara Rao park). On the first Sunday of the month, the park hosts a 'kutcheri' - the word for an assembly of musicians and audience for Carnatic music. It kicks off at 7 o'clock - things start early here because of the heat!
And for half-an-hour or so I had the privilege of a gentle, musical start to the day.
Amid the promenading of the morning power-walkers and the sometimes raucous badminton games, some sixty or more music lovers gathered to hear the sort of music that still attracts a powerful resonance in many South Indian homes.
This is an up-market corner of Chennai, and the 'Sunday Kutcheri in the Park' performances are sponsored by a finance company - good on them!
Such a nice way of starting a Sunday -
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