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13 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MUSIC ACADEMY 2017

Music Rain also going to start at chennai December 15th Music Academy events.             Annual Conference and Concerts 2017 _ Music Academy Courtesy :Music Academy Chennai

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14 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The aesthetics of Carnatic concert music

Although the word “aesthetic” may immediately evoke a fuzzy idea, most musical genres have a well-defined and well-orchestrated aesthetic that is readily understood by the initiated. For example, a rock concert is charged by an atmosphere of raw power, high volume, a deep rumbling bass and the wailing of intentionally distorted electric strings, not to […]

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15 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

High Five

The five constructive members of Remember Shakti — John MacLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Mandolin U. Shrinivas, Shankar Mahadevan and Selva Ganesh built musical ramps, bridges and pathways by melding and straddling genres to convey the message of a barrier-free world for the physically challenged at Shakti Foundation’s 21st annual fundraiser held at The Music Academy […]

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15 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Variety of composers

Aishwarya is equally adept at handling fast and slow paced numbers. This was evident in her presentation of the Mukhari raga kriti Karu baru seya (Tyagaraja) in chowka kala, the fast items ‘Ika naina na’ in Pushpalatika (Tirupati Narayanaswamy) and ‘Anupama gunambudhi’ in Atana (Tyagaraja). Grounding herself firm with perfectly aligned sruti right from the […]

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03 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Recalling Ariyakkudi’s art

The legendary Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar was remembered at a programme titled ‘Homage to Guru,’ put together by Alepey Venkatesan and his disciples at the Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall. R. Krishnaswamy, secretary, Narada Gana Sabha mentioned that it was the first time Ariyakkudi was recalled on the 45th year of his demise. Krishnaswami explained how […]

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03 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Music, sublime and tranquil

Surrounded by tall, leafy trees, the simple stage was set right under the canopy of the clear blue sky. Panduranga stood on the pedestal with his divine consort, overlooking the whole scene in front. Aruna Sairam sat in the middle, surrounded by her team of expert accompanists. She was singing for Vasantha Panchami Kala Utsav, […]

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