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

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, Explore & Disseminate Indian art and cultural heritage. As a grassroots organization devoted to expanding knowledge in our community, Dhvani […]

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

Image © The Hindu 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 they pursue.  […] However, here’s the rub: for many learners, these ‘early’ […]

Veena Dhanammal’s soulful music

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 directed by Avinash Prakash, was recently launched at the Music Academy. […]Vijayakrishnan’s father had all seventeen […]

Why Carnatic Music Matters More Than Ever

Sruti 35th anniversary issue (October 2018) >> by Ludwig Pesch For this musicologist and author, there are good reasons to believe that Carnatic music matters, perhaps more than ever and almost anywhere in the world. So why not perform and teach it in the service of better education for all, for ecological awareness or in […]

Tip | Online research library: Musicresearchlibrary.net

Merger of websites: The two sites www.musicresearch.in and www.musicresearchlibrary.net have now merged! We have closed www.musicresearch.in and moved its contents to www.musicresearchlibrary.net. In the ‘musicresearchlibrary.net’ site, a menu ‘musicresearch.in‘ has been created which will house some of the earlier contributions of senior scholars. Please like and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Musicresearchlibraryadmin/ for latest news and updates. […]

The tambura’s role in perfect alignment to pitch: “The most beautiful way to discover music” – T.M. Krishna

To sing just with the tanpura has been revealing: TM Krishna M Suganth | TNN | Nov 27, 2014 | To read the full article, click here >> They had collaborated earlier for Margazhi Raagam, which was a first-of-its-kind Carnatic concert film and now, singer TM Krishna and filmmaker Jayendra have come together for One, […]

Subbulakshmi and contemporary feminism: Sunil Khilnani on BBC Radio 4 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives

Listen to this programme on BBC Radio 4 (15 minutes) >> M.S. Subbulakshmi Tracks >> Find song lyrics, translations and more (type “M.S. Subbulakshmi”) >> M.S. Subbulakshmi Born 16 September 1916. Died 11 December 2004 Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப்புலட்சுமி, Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi ? 16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S., was a Carnatic […]

Tip | Nagasvaram Festival recital by Karukuruchi P Arunachalam: High pitch with rarely heard “ottu” drone

Karukuruchi P Arunachalam- Adivel Festival Concert circa 1961 Published on Feb 4, 2015 Karukuruchi P Arunachalam- Adivel Festival Concert circa 1961 Gnanavinayakane-Gambeera Nattai Sadinchane-Arabhi Sarasaksha-Panthuvarali Vel Festival organized by Sammangod Sri Kathir Velautha Swami Temple and Manicavinayagak Temple. More tips Find more information on the above musicians, instruments and compositions here: Custom search – press and […]