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Baithak - an immersive concert with the Akkarai Sisters

Baithak – an immersive concert with the Akkarai Sisters

Akkarai Sisters, S Subhalakshmi and S Sornalatha are among India’s most distinguished musicians today, renowned for their soulful music that has won the hearts of music lovers worldwide. They are the disciples of their father, Akkarai Shri S Swamynathan, as well as Shri V Janakiraman, Shri O V Subramanian, Padmabhushan Shri P S Narayanaswamy, and Chitravina N Ravikiran.

The sisters, esteemed as child prodigies, are globally renowned for their exceptional talent in vocal and violin duets, acclaimed collaborations across diverse genres, and Sornalatha’s prowess as a composer in Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit. They have performed in countless prestigious venues worldwide, earning recognition as leaders in their field. From mesmerizing vocal and violin performances to enriching collaborations with Hindustani, Jazz, Western Classical, and other musicians, their artistry captivates audiences and transcends cultural boundaries.

They have received numerous accolades, including prestigious awards like Subhalakshmi’s Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Puraskar and Sornalatha’s gold medal from the University of Madras. Recognized as top performers, educators, and recipients of the Tamilnadu State Government Award “KALAIMAMANI,” their influence extends worldwide, inspiring countless students with their expertise. Their dedication to music education has made them highly sought-after teachers, enriching the lives of aspiring musicians around the globe.

Accompanying them are:

Jayant Naidu (Tanpura)

Vid. S Sairam (Mridangam)

Vid. B Shree Sundarkumar (Kanjira)

The concert will be hosted at the G5A Black Box which has been carefully designed for a pristine auditory experience.






Baithak, a traditional concert series, creates an intimate space which embraces the subtle, unspoken moments between artist, instrument, and audience.

Please note:

  1. Strictly no late entries will be entertained.
  2. When attending a program at the G5A warehouse, attendees agree to be photographed/videographed/recorded for promotional use by organizers through both print and electronic media channels.
  3. We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the black box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements.


Mar 27 2024


8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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