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Seeing Carnatic Music in a New Light through One
Posted on 07/11/2014

Film director Jayendra Panchapakesan was not always a big fan of carnatic music, like he is today. But after his film One, set to premiere in Los Angeles and San Francisco next week, and New York the week after, the hope is that audiences will experience the genre with some fresh perspective.

“There are no mics, no sta

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Lifetime awards for Carnatic musicians in Chennai
Posted on 23/11/2014

Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and veena exponent E. Gayathri were conferred the P. Obul Reddy and P. Gnanambal Memorial Awards for Lifetime Achievement, respectively, at the Bhavan’s Cultural Festival here, on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul said des

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Guru Karaikudi Mani
Posted on 07/11/2014

Ahead of the Bengal Classical Music Festival--Bangladesh 2014 set to begin on November 27 -- Star Arts & Entertainment introduces readers to the artistes who will be performing at the biggest Classical Music Festival in the world. In the second installment is a true stalwart of Carnatic percussion music.

In 1993, a Carna

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A note of promise
Posted on 07/11/2014

Young, city-based Carnatic vocalist Vivek P. is going places

Carnatic music is an acquired taste that takes a directed effort to acquire it. Very few fall in love with it the first time they listen to it. And then there are those who are pushed into learning it from childhood, some, despite, making it their subject of

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Creative cocktail
Posted on 07/11/2014

Saxophonist George Brooks talks about his love for Indian classical music, the new album, and more to Kunal Ray.

Saxophonist, composer, arranger George Brooks is a cultural ambassador. Acclaimed for successfully bridging the seemingly antithetical worlds of jazz and Indian classical music, Brooks’ diverse felicity

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