Kalai Vizha – is a flagship cultural event of Abbas Cultural for the last 25 years. When it was started, Dr.K.J.Yesudas, who is the mentor of this kalai vizha, has aptly suggested to have this classical cultural event towards the conclusion of the Margazi music season and towards the beginning of the new year. Also, he has been singing for Kalai Vizha right from the very first year, on the Day of Pongal festival.
As every year, This year’s Kalai vizha includes top Carnatic singers like padmasri Aruna Sairam, leading Harikatha exponent Smt.Vishakha Hari, Padmabushan Sudha Ragunathan, Kalaimamani Nithyashree Mahadevan, Kalaimamani O.S.Arun, Smt.Ranjani Gayatri, T.M.Krishna, Abhishek Raguram, Rajesh Vaidhya to name a few along with Padmavibhushan Dr.K.J.Yesudas and Padmabushan Dr.S.P.Balasubramanyam. It is happening at Kamarajar Hall, Teyampet, Chennai, which is one of the hall with largest seating capacity & ample car parking space.
Kalaivizha 2018 is from Jan 7th to Jan 16th . Daily 2 concerts, one at 4.p.m and another at 7p.m.