Video | Karaikudi Vina Tradition: Sreevidhya Chandramouli

Bio Sreevidhya Chandramouli | The Kennedy Center Official Karaikudi Voyage App >> Sreevidhya Chandramouli, a faculty member at the University of Oregon at Eugene, is from the illustrious Karaikudi Vina Tradition, the only living tradition from South India with more than ten generations of vina (plucked Indian lute) players. Sreevidhya learnt from her mother Rajeswari Padmanabhan and …

A musical tribute to Prof. S. A. Srinivasan by Karaikudi Voyage – Sreevidhya Chandramouli (vocal & vina)

Vocal with vina accompaniment: Sreevidhya & Chandramouli (Karaikudi Bani) Dr. Srinivasa Ayya Srinivasan, a dear friend of ours, and an Indologist at University of Hamburg, Germany, passed away on May 2nd, 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Pia Srinivasan, who was a student of late Rajeswari Padmanabhan. We pay homage to his …

CD Sambho Mahadeva Vina/South India by Rajeswari Padmanabhan and K.S. Subramanian

Rajeswari Padmanabhan & Karaikudi Sambasivayer Subramanian – vinaTanjore Upendran – mridangam This double-CD edition comes with a booklet in English and German by Dr. Pia Srinivasan. It also contains seven additional tracks from the original recording (not included in the original LP-release) from the archive of the Berlin Museum of Anthropology. Published by Prof. Dr. Arthur Simon, …

Raga Sri | A musical tribute to Dr. Pia Buonomo Srinivasan – Brhaddhvani

Dr. Karaikudi Subramanian and Dr. Meenakshi Subramanian salute Dr. Pia Buonomo Srinivasan (May 15, 1931 – April 8, 2022)1 for her respect and selfless contribution to vina and its tradition. […] We dedicate the raga Sri she loved particularly in her memory. | Read the full tribute posted on the video channel of Brhaddhvani – …

In memoriam Pia Srinivasan Buonomo (15 May 1931 – 8 April 2022)

With the demise of Dr. Pia Srinivasan, the world of Indian music has lost one of its most fervent supporters. For over three decades she and her husband, renowned Indologist Prof. S.A. Srinivasan, spared no effort to acquaint discerning music lovers with the intricacies of South Indian classical music; and this with remarkable success as …

What’s the difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music?

At first, this question seems easy to answer: just watch performers from either strand of Indian music and you’ll know Which is Which, merely going by the instruments in use, or how they dress and watching the body language involved: harmonium or sarangi vs. violin for melodic accompaniment for most vocal recitals, and tabla drums …

Links – courses and tuition

karaikudivoyage.us (Oregon, USA vina & vocal classes and workshops) eambalam.com (Chennai, “teaching arts & culture online integrated with wellness”) kalasangam.org (“South Asian and collaborative arts organisation”, Bradford, UK) Manickam Yogeswaran: Global Music Academy (Berlin, Germany) P. Nandakumar (Kerala percussion idakka and mridangam) K. Sai Shankar (Chennai, vocalist and specialist for the classical dance repertoire known as bharanatyam): karunakaran.saisankar@gmail.com

Rajeswari Padmanabhan: Vainika, teacher, friend – a tribute in Sruti, A Monthly Magazine on Indian Performing Arts

By Dr. Pia Srinivasan (15 May 1931 – 8 April 2022) I joined Kalakshetra in 1968 to learn Carnatic music. It was there that I met Rajeswari. It was a great event in my life as I came to realise more and more. Rajeswari, along with her music, is the central figure in my book titled Il …