The annual Chennai (Madras) Music Season is an exclusive affair. Leading artists of South India, led by T. M. Krishna, have this year attempted to reach out to underserved audiences . . .
To make the festival more inclusive, leading Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna decided to take Carnatic music to more non-traditional venues, such as the fishing village. Krishna, a rare practitioner to openly criticise the unhealthy elitism of Carnatic music, roped in Nityanand Jayaraman, an environmental activist who works in the fishing village. Jayaraman then raised money for the event through crowd-funding.