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Gayathri Venkatraghavan on the experience of performing in Latvia

I was seeing them after almost a fortnight. I would usually meet them during my early morning walk. So I stopped to enquire why they were not to be seen. “I was away at Latvia for a music festival,” said Carnatic vocalist GayathriVenkatraghavan as I looked quizzically at her husband…read[…]

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A Soulful Jugal Sangeeth

A Soulful Jugal Sangeeth!!

by Aakash Narayan As we Indians are diversified by our language, religion, caste, creed and many other factors, Culture and Patriotism are the two bonding energies which provide us the spirit of Unity. Indian Music being a epitome of the Indian culture always fascinates people and inculcates the idea of[…]

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US TOUR 2016

The tour for Indo American Academy of Classical Music (IAACM) based in Virginia, USA was an enriching experience for me, both as an artist and as a person. I was accompanied by Vidwan Sri Mysore Srikanth on the Violin and Vidwan Sri Neyveli Skandasubramanian on the Mridangam for this tour.[…]

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The Confluence Of The Performer And The Rasika

This article has not been written by me as a musician. It has been written by me as a girl sitting in the last row of sabhas (where my father had purchased a season ticket) trying to analyse the ragam and the different styles of various musicians and dancers who[…]

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On A Musical Plane with the Wright Brothers

On A Musical Plane with the Wright Brothers

Baltimore to Colombus From Baltimore we flew to Columbus . Columbus Carnatic Music Association CCMA is run by a band of dedicated arst enthusiasts. Shankar Ramachandran and his team were wonderful hosts. We were fortunate to sing before Smt. Trivandrum Seethalakshmi, senior disciple of Semmangudi mama. On request we sang[…]

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Maharaja Swathi Tirunal concert at SSVT Baltimore on 20 Sept 2014

Maharaja Swathi Tirunal Concert at SSVT Baltimore on 20 Sept 2014

Concert dedicated to the genuis Mandolin Sri.U.Srinivas Pondering about Maharaja Swathi Tirunal and his prolific compositions made me wonder ,if the Lord meant for such genuises to just bring a downpour of their ideas and take them away quickly, before the world can fully wake up to their greatness. Maharaja[…]

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