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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 »

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 »

Listen to more concerts on the Sannidi Academy YouTube channel >>

Martin Spaink (Amsterdam) has earned a name for himself as a leading tanpura expert. Read more on the finer points of tanpura playing, stringing, tuning, maintenance, restoration and playing techniques: fine-tuning of a tanpura Debate on “Meta Tuning Of Tanpura“ e-mail: martinspaink@yahoo.com

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 …

Why Carnatic Music Matters More Than Ever Read More »

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 …

Tip | Online research library: Musicresearchlibrary.net Read More »

View Carnaticstudent.org in a larger map Tips To familiarize yourself with the world of Carnatic music, click on any “pin” on the interactive map for more information check the textbook entries for all the names and musical forms mentioned in the accompanying text boxes …

Musical map | Familiarize yourself with the world of South Indian classical music Read More »