About Us


The Malaysia International Carnatic Music Festival (MYICMF) had its inaugural year in 2019 and will be hosting the fifth event in 2023.

The event comprises of 3 pillars: Concerts, Conferences and Competitions and focus on 3 outcomes which are Entertainment, Education and Excellence to provide its beneficiaries a privilege to experience the treasures of a profound heritage.

MYICMF 2023 began in February with the launch of Swagatam, a Malaysian Indian Traditional Orchestra under the guidance of Sangita Kalanidhi Vidhwan Shri Neyveli Santanagopalan and a concert by the Vidhwan himself. Culmination will be from 30th June to 2nd July 2023 involving local and foreign artistes.

There are young talents from both Malaysia, India and USA as well as local artistes who will be performing at the festival.
MYICMF strongly feels that art has a pivotal role in the creation of healthy minds, and hence through its meaningful activities it is contributing to build a healthy mind, and a healthy peaceful society.


• Bringing together artistes, practitioners and students and lovers of carnatic music in a common platform

• A platform to promote arts and culture as a meaningful asset in the community

• Encourage the younger generation to learn the tradition and culture as well as intercultural respect which will help maintain unity in the community.



• Creation of healthy minds, and hence through its meaningful activities it is contributing to build a healthy mind, and a healthy peaceful society.

• Creating an esteemed identity of Malaysian Indians on an international platform.


• Creation of a well-balanced community of Malaysians who have intercultural respect and appreciation towards arts and culture.

• Malaysia as a destination for Indian traditional music from the Asian diaspora.

Program Concept

About the Organiser ​

SUGAM is a non-profit organization formed in 2003, aimed at societal transformation through arts and culture.

​SUGAM believes in long-term sustainable growth and giving back to society. Its initiatives are aimed at empowering communities in a transparent, measurable and accountable way to enable them to be independent and enhance development.

​We strive to create real and lasting positive social changes for Malaysia through our work in the focus areas of Arts and Culture. Apart from promoting arts and culture and carrying out outreach programmes for the underprivileged, SUGAM also realises its mission through its teaching schools, Sugam Karnatica and Sugam Samskhaaraa.

 For more information on us, please visit our website www.sugam.org


The Secretariat

The Festival Working Committee comprise of many individuals who work selflessly for the
love of the art and wish to see the community benefit from this glorious rich heritage.

Sujietra Jayaseelan

Festival Director

Vicneswari Singam


Kavita Veturi

Programme Director - Concerts

Jeyasakthi Jeyasingham

Programme Director - Competitions

Sasikala Sandiran

Ruban Mohana Kumar

Production Director

Thevekaa Sivagurunathan

Event Coordinator

Narendran Chandran

Support Us

As a growing organisation with limited resources, the Festival Committee depends on your generosity to sustain the MYCIMF to allow more people to appreciate this rich and diverse art form that we love.

There are various ways to contribute to the Festival. You can contribute cash through bank transfer or cheque. Any amount is accepted with a warm heart.

For Companies who sponsor, you will be eligible for tax exemption under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia.

How to sponsor?

Step 1: Fill in the Sponsorship Form below

Step 2: Make payments via bank transfer or by cheque to:

Bank: Maybank
Account Name: Sugam Culture & Heritage Berhad
Account Number: 5641 6443 6231

Step 3: Email the bank-in slip to admin@sugam.org with your FULL NAME as reference.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, feedback, or suggestions, get in touch with us and let's have a chat.




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