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NOW, CARNATIC MUSIC ON THE IPAD
Posted on 18/04/2015
NOW, CARNATIC MUSIC ON THE IPAD

“Go ahead, try it out,” says Navneeth Sundar, handing me his Apple iPad.

I take it gingerly and gently tap the black-and-white keys that one normally associates with a musical keyboard. “Let me try Hamsadhwani,” I announce, showing off my hazy Carnatic knowledge from music cl

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Jazz Saxophone Joins Bharata Natyam in Tribute to Woman Saint
Posted on 18/04/2015

The original production of “Song of the Jasmine,” where premier jazz saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa accompanies Bharata Natyam performance by the Ragamala team, led by mother-daughter duo Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, debuted here before a mixed audience in the packed auditorium of the Museum of Contemporary Art,

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Ramaseva Mandali to present fusion music
Posted on 18/04/2015

When India’s well-known pianist, Anil Srinivasan, who is credited with bringing the piano onto the Carnatic fold says: “It’s flattering, I didn’t do it with that agenda, I just communicate with my piano,” one can see how modest he is about his mammoth mission to familiarise the government school children with music. Anil cur

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Some fine music, some not quite
Posted on 18/04/2015

A roundup up of Carnatic music concerts held in New Delhi this past week.

Popular Chennai-based vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam was featured by Banyan Tree in a festival of Carnatic music titled “Dakshinayan” this past Sunday at Kamani auditorium in the National Capital.

In a brief session of about an hour and a

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Kanyakumari is the first South Indian female violinist in Carnatic music to receive the Padma Shri
Posted on 18/04/2015

Kanyakumari is the first South Indian female violinist in Carnatic music to receive the Padma Shri.

That Avasarala Kanyakumari was nominated by both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh governments for Padma Shri reflects the greatness of this musician. The first ever South Indian woman to receive this honour in the field of Vi

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Decades-old musical notes find life in new album
Posted on 18/04/2015

Tiruvempavai and Tirupalliezhuchi sung by Saivite minstrel Manickavasagar can be the last religious works one will associate with Srivilliputhur, one of the 108 Vaishnavite shrines, and the birth place of Periyazhwar and his daughter, Andal.

But late K. Sankaranarayanan, a physician by training and who lived all his li

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