Carnatic Music

Showing of 1 - 20 from 85 results
Carnatic Music - Total results - 85
Parassala B Ponnammal, Padma Shri awardee and Carnatic music veteran, passes away at 96
India

Parassala B Ponnammal, Padma Shri awardee and Carnatic music veteran, passes away at 96

Ponnammal was a musician who broke gender stereotypes in classical music, and was the first woman to sing at the Navarathri Mandapam.

The Friday List: From a discussion on eco-tourism to a typography workshop, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a discussion on eco-tourism to a typography workshop, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

India's largest classical music festival adopts hybrid model this year with livestreaming, restricted seating
Arts & Culture

India's largest classical music festival adopts hybrid model this year with livestreaming, restricted seating

In its legacy of about eight decades, Bengaluru's Sree Ramanavami Global Music Festival has hosted around 400 artistes of national and international repute every year and an audience of around 6,000 people.

The 'Friday' List: From the end of Margazhi to a virtual Victorian walkthrough in Kolkata, a pick of events for the first week of the new year
Arts & Culture

The 'Friday' List: From the end of Margazhi to a virtual Victorian walkthrough in Kolkata, a pick of events for the first week of the new year

This week, we bring to you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your calendar for the start of the new year.

2020, a year in Indian classical music: How the pandemic impacted patrons, practitioners and the art itself
Arts & Culture

2020, a year in Indian classical music: How the pandemic impacted patrons, practitioners and the art itself

Cyberspace — the space where most of this new normal is playing out — has never before had so much happening; musicians and audiences approached the space with a mix of hope and misgiving.

The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Lifestyle

The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

How does Kamala Harris, an African American, Tamil brahmin, raise her voice for BLM while staying mute on caste privilege?
World

How does Kamala Harris, an African American, Tamil brahmin, raise her voice for BLM while staying mute on caste privilege?

It would be deeply unsettling to see her flaunt her genetic and cultural connection with India, without making a sincere effort to understand its various truths and perspectives — most especially because she is someone who spoke recently of America’s ‘moral reckoning with racism’.

TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate
Arts & Culture

TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate

Noted violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92, on Monday, 2 November.

TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges
Arts & Culture

TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges

In the stunning Edict Project, TM Krishna has sung the lines that Ashoka engraved in rock and pillar millennia ago.

How event organiser MadRasana migrated online to help Indian classical music thrive in lockdown
Arts & Culture

How event organiser MadRasana migrated online to help Indian classical music thrive in lockdown

MadRasana was launched to take Carnatic music to a contemporary audience in novel ways, which have included organising concerts in cafes, theatres, and screening performances on YouTube that experiment with diverse formats

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From Cavalli's music to touring the world through 80 trees, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Mysore's historic 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival quietly and brilliantly eases into an online edition in COVID-19 era
Arts & Culture

Mysore's historic 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival quietly and brilliantly eases into an online edition in COVID-19 era

On 23 August, when TM Krishna’s mellifluous ‘Endullu Peddala’ in Raga Shankarabharanam filled his fans’ homes, history of a sort was made for Mysuru's 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival. TMK was among the first stalwarts to lead the heritage festival into the digital world.

From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music
Arts & Culture

From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music

The story of Khayal's origin meanders just like the interpretative practice it calls for. The art form is ailed by growing commercialisation and a decrease in innovation, but practitioners are hopeful that a new generation of musicians will expand its scope

Kamal Haasan-Tyagaraja row: Carnatic community's ire is symptomatic of its insularity and excessive conservatism
Lifestyle

Kamal Haasan-Tyagaraja row: Carnatic community's ire is symptomatic of its insularity and excessive conservatism

The response to Kamal Haasan’s remark concerning Tyagarajar could have been more measured. The unbridled uproar is puzzling and reflects on the Carnatic world.

At CUSP festival in Chennai, introspecting on how to make the Carnatic music ecosystem a safe space for women
Life

At CUSP festival in Chennai, introspecting on how to make the Carnatic music ecosystem a safe space for women

More than a year after Carnatic music’s #MeToo reckoning, how much of the promise of a safer space has been achieved isn’t immediately evident.

In his new book, TM Krishna explores how caste oppression invisibilised India's mridangam-makers
Life

In his new book, TM Krishna explores how caste oppression invisibilised India's mridangam-makers

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna's new book Sebastian and Sons: A Brief History of Mrdangam Makers cuts to the chase with a palpable urgency, right from page one. The mridangam is a young instrument, only a century old, that has deftly travelled up the musical ranks to secure its place on the stage of Carnatic music. And yet its makers, many of whom belong to Dalit Christian communities, continue to reside on society's margins.

TM Krishna presents Narayana Guru's poetry set in Carnatic music, underlining the reformer's prevailing relevance
Life

TM Krishna presents Narayana Guru's poetry set in Carnatic music, underlining the reformer's prevailing relevance

Carnatic vocalist and social commentator TM Krishna will be performing to the works of the 20th-century philosopher-poet-saint and social reformer from Kerala, Narayana Guru.

Kadri Gopalnath, noted saxophonist and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 69 in Karnataka
Life

Kadri Gopalnath, noted saxophonist and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 69 in Karnataka

Padma Shri awardee and renowned saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath passed away at a private hospital in Mangaluru, Karnataka on 11 October, 2019.

Music on her brain: Deepti Navaratna on how she brings together her love for classical music and neuroscience
Entertainment

Music on her brain: Deepti Navaratna on how she brings together her love for classical music and neuroscience

Growing up in south Bengaluru, Deepti Navaratna was encouraged to pursue music from a very young age, gaining a certain mastery over the classical art form. Even when she became a neuroscientist and a faculty member at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, music remained Navaratna's love throughout

Article 370 revoked: Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna responds to the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir through poetry, music
Life

Article 370 revoked: Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna responds to the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir through poetry, music

TM Krishna, otherwise known for being a sharp social commentator and activist, chose not to speak or opine on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir but expressed his emotions with the mediums of poetry and music.