Bhava enables the transmission of experience of thoughts and emotions – Narayana Vishwanath

 CHENNAI: We are aware that the ultimate aim of every composer and musician is to achieve the coalescence, the essential factors of classical music namely bhava, raga and tala. We know bhava literally means, expression, the expression of existence. In

Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered

“Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered” by Ludwig Pesch (Amsterdam) in Music – Politics – Identity published by Goettingen University Music always mirrors and acts as a focal point for social paradigms and discourses surrounding political

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

A storm of songs: India and the idea of the bhakti movement

by John Stratton Hawley Interview in The Hindu (January 10, 2016): “A Storm of Songs examines how devotional songs such as padams mingled with the abhangs, how the Dalit narrative and Sufi music found an outlet in creating the network called the Bhakti movement.

“Sri Saraswathi Chakra”: Understanding the melodic concepts of Carnatic, Hindustani and Western with the help of an innovative 72 Melakarta wheel

Many Carnatic ragas have their counterparts in western Music […] L.S.Ramesh, a Post Graduate from the reputed Indian Institute of Technology-I.I.T.Madras, has designed an Innovative Carnatic Music chakra (Sri Saraswathi 72 Melakarta chakra). […] This chakra requires no prior knowledge and

“What Ragam Are You?” Absorbing the essence of ragas with a personal touch, literally! – YouTube

Nagasvaram (nadaswaram): The “auspicious” wind instrument without which no festive occasion is ever complete

Aparna Karthikeyan, The Hindu, April 11, 2015 | To read the full story and view more photographs, click here >>  It takes many days to make a block of wood sing. And it takes exceptionally talented craftsmen to do it. The four

The Oxford Illustrated Companion available again – extra service

The 3nd impression of The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music (2009 ed.) is now available. Service and suppliers Recent and former course participants may avail of a not-for-profit service: copies of this book can also be sent as a present

“Useful chapter on voice training” – A History of Singing

Ludwig Pesch, The Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999) is a lengthy introduction to Carnatic music, with a useful chapter on voice training. John Potter and Neil Sorrell, A History of Singing. New York: Cambridge University

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

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