Author: ludwig

Doordarshan television 07/10/2019T.R.Sundaresan Mridangam & Konnakkol, M.A.Sundareswaran Violin, Papanasam Sethuraman Kanjira, Trichy Murali Ghatam, A.S.Krishnan Morsing, Rama Sundareswaran Tampura. | More about T.R.Sundaresan >>

Interview with filmmaker Beeban Kidron, plus exclusive clips from her new film. Sex, Death and the Gods explores the complex world of India’s devadasi, girls devoted to a goddess and then sold for sex at puberty | Lindsay Poulton and Joanna …

Video | “There is more than one form of being a devadasi”: The complex world of India’s devadasis – Interview with filmmaker (Lady) Beeban Kidron Read More »

The Goddess Mariyamman in Music and in Sociology of Religion by Pia Srinivasan Buonomo & S. A. Srinivasan >>

Jesudas and his son Edwin are skilled craftsmen, known in the Carnatic music universe of Chennai and elsewhere for the mridangams they give life to, though they still face occasional communal biases | Read the full article with more images …

The mridangam makers of Mylapore Read More »

Vocal with vina accompaniment: Sreevidhya & Chandramouli (Karaikudi Bani) To listen and view photos on youtube, click here >> Find the lyrics* sung in the tribute by Dhvani in the search window seen below or click here >> Visit Dhvani’s homepage >> Dhvani was formed to Preserve, …

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

Tips for viewing: first watch 16 slides appear in their serial order, then stop anywhere (hold any image with the help of the cursor); and resume by mouse click or right swipe on touchscreens; left swipe for scrolling back. Source …

Melakarta raga application Read More »

Gouri Dange, The Hindu, 11 May 2019 | Read the full article here >> Every kind of music has a protocol for ‘beginners’ or ‘learners’. Students must practise paltay, alankaras, scales, études, tonalisation exercises, depending on the kind of music …

There really is no such thing as a ‘learner’ raga Read More »

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Wie kaum einem anderen deutsch-stämmigen Musiker ist es Ludwig Pesch gelungen, tief in das Wesen der südindischen „klassischen“ Musik einzutauchen. Der Autor lebt heute in Amsterdam und ist als freischaffender Musiker, Sachbuchautor und Dozent tätig. Seine Erfahrung befähigt ihn, die karnatische Musiktradition …

Was die südindische Musik immer interessanter macht Read More »

Read the full report in The Hindu (13 December 2018) >> Vainika K. G. Vijayakrishnan’s determination to get the younger generation interested in Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music resulted in a documentary on the legend. The documentary, conceptualised by Vijayakrishnan and …

Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music Read More »