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About 40 results for "syama sastri"

On a confident note

K. Gayathri, one of the promising artists, is endowed with a resonant voice and musical wisdom. As a prime student of Suguna Purshothaman, she acquired extraordinary competence in laya. This aspect came through in her concert for The Music Academy. ... The Hindu, 5 days ago

Never a dull moment

Kutcheri formatting, profound alapanas, inspired rendering of kritis, raga lakshanas, clear diction and grip over talam and layam — all these and more enhanced the concert of Malladi Brothers, Sreeram Prasad and Ravi Kumar. They were ...
 The Hindu5 days ago

With bhakti as the vehicle

S ongs usually reflect the concerns of the period in which they are written. Interestingly, in India, the overarching theme through the centuries and in all languages, has been bhakti, and this was brought out in Dr. Rama Kausalya's lec-dem. But ...
 The Hindu5 days ago

On a different plane

W as it poetry set to soulful music? Or a dialogue with the starsthat were gazing down? Was it a passionate effort to redefine music? Or was it to realise the Unity of Creation? It was as if the saptaswara devatas had descended on the stage and the ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Penchant for the uncommon

Prema Rangarajan needs to be lauded for staying off-the-beaten track. Whether it was a conscious choice or by happenstance, the remarkable feature of the concert was that at least one aspect was rare — raga, composition or tala. The concert, ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Soaked in tradition

Ramakrishnan Murthy seems to have a penchant for Ragamalika. His RTP in Harikhambodi had in it tanam as well as the swaras for the pallavi, many of which were janyas of the main raga. The alapana of Harikhambodi was crisp and appealing but the tanam ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Rising up to challenges

T.N.S. Krishna's brand of music is powerful and scores high on effort and self-challenge. Yet, the sparse audience seems to suggest that this style of music is considered an outlier. This is beyond explanation. In manodharma segments constructed ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Pleasing notes

Sangeetha Ksheerasagaram organised a vocal concert by Padmavati Saranathan, popularly known as Calcutta Padma last week at Saptaparni. She was accompanied by B.S. Narayanan on violin, Karra Srinivas on mridangam and Bachu Janardan on ghatam.
 The Hindu1 week ago

What does a raga mean to you ?

T he heart and soul of Indian classical music is the raga, comprising the variants of the seven swaras, and derived from the 72 Melakartha or parent seven note scales, thus enabling composers and performers to provide music lovers with a vastly ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Sangita Kalanidhi for violin maestro

Renowned Carnatic violinist A. Kanyakumari on Sunday became the first woman violinist to receive The Music Academy's Sangita Kalanidhi award. Presenting the award at the Sadas of the Academy, former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan said that ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago
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