Percussion in Classical Indian Music – Lecture Demostration by Poovalur Sriji

Topic : Function of Percussion in Classical Indian Music – Lecture Demostration by Poovalur Sriji. Date: Jan 15 2011 Venue : Frisco I recently attended a lecture demonstration by Poovalur Sriji, reknowned “Mridangam” player , musicologist and faculty University of north Texas Denton. My sincere thanks to IGMAA Dallas ( www.igmaa.org ), for thinking of…

G.S.Mani – Lecture Demonstration

I enjoy attending lecture demonstrations. Not only, does this give me an opportunity to peek into the artist’s intellect, but I always come back home with the feeling of having found a timeless treasure. This happened to me recently when I attended the lecture demonstration by Madhurai GS Mani. It was a very close knit…

Sri. Rajesh Vaidya Concert Moments

Veena concert by Sri.Rajhesh Vaidhya Venue: Garland, TX Date: April 22nd 2011 Let me begin with the ending. “It was electrifying”. Now I will launch into the details. Sri.Rajhesh Vaidhya was accompanied by Sri.Karaikurichi Mohanram on “Mridangam”, Sri.Sivaramakrishnan on “Ghatam” and Shyam Murali on “Kanjeera”. The concert began with a composition by Dr.Bala Murali Krishna…

Chitraveena Ravikiran – Concert Moments

Chitraveena Concert by Chitraveena Ravikiran Date: Jan 15 2011 Venue : Allen This concert came up as an unexpected bonus on my calendar or events. The innovative “Chitraveena” Ravikiran was featured in the maestro series concert conducted by “Sa re ga ma” in association with the Kikkeri family in the Dallas area. In the maestro’s…

Priya Sisters – Concert moments

Vocal Concert by Priya Sisters Venue: Dallas Date: April 3rd 2011 I had the immense pleasure of attending Priya Sisters’ concert last spring. I am very thankful IFAA Dallas ( www.ifaadfw.org ) for arranging this melodious concert. Shanmukha Priya and Hari Priya, popularly known as Priya Sisters  were accompanied by V.Ragavendra Rao on Violin and…

Sri. T M Krishna Concert Moments

I had the immense pleasure of attending a concert by Sri.T.M.Krishna. And Oh My, what a spiritual journey it was for me! Let me get into the details of the concert and make a humble attempt to explain. Sri. T.M Krishna was accompanied by K.Shriram Kumar on Violin and Arun Prakash on “Mridangam” Sri.T.M.Krishna began…

History of Carnatic Music

Thankfully there are many treatises available from history, which shows the evolution of Carnatic music in India. Indian music was referenced in the Vedas, which date back to > 1000 BC. Sama Veda is dedicated to music. It consists of Rig Vedic hymns, set to music.  Vedic sacrifices also featured musical hymns using 3 –…

Why learn Carnatic music?

You may wonder as to what’s in it for you to learn Carnatic music? How does it help you or our kids? If you are a parent and if you love Carnatic music, you might have considered sending your kid for classes. But there are some more reasons why you might consider teaching your child…