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Carnatic music


The show must go on: Sanjay Subrahmanyan excels in digital avatar too

August 08, 2021 10:22 am

Sanjay Subrahmanyan's concerts are unique spectacles where he shares quite a part of his life-force with you. On stage, he’s selfless, emotionally naked, uninhibited, and both boisterous and tranquil.

Legendary Carnatic musician Parassala B Ponnammal dies at 96

June 22, 2021 6:15 pm

A doyen of Carnatic music, Ponnammal had broken gender stereotypes in classical music and became the first woman student to enroll in the historic Swathi Thirunal College of Music here during the 1940s

174th Tyagaraja Aradhana fest to be held tomorrow

January 31, 2021 10:09 pm

A Rudrabhishekam puja to Lord Shiva will also be performed during the programme.

TM Krishna: “Artistes are committing suicide due to a lack of income"

June 27, 2020 7:54 pm

The Carnatic musician and author on the need for a programme similar to NREGA for the art community to help them tide over economic hardship due to COVID-19

TM Krishna interview: 'Creating art is an act of activism'

February 16, 2020 5:29 pm

Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna on his new book, Sebastian and Sons, on mrdangam makers and steering through the tricky terrain of caste politics.

Ramakrishnan Murthy Interview: 'Hitting the perfect note, even for a fraction of second, is worth entire struggle'

January 12, 2020 10:42 am

Known for his absolute adherence to classical values and purity of music, Ramakrishnan Murthy is one of the top Carnatic vocalists today who is treated almost on par with his much celebrated seniors.

Abhishek Raghuram interview: ‘There’s no right and wrong in art. For me, it’s about self-expression’

December 24, 2019 2:17 pm

Abhishek Raghuram is one of the few Carnatic musicians who draw large audiences both in Chennai and other cities of India. Despite his strong classicism, he is not a conventional traditionalist and hence doesn’t mind associating himself with other musicians, artists and genres.

Saxophonist, who raised the bar for Carnatic music, dies at 69

October 12, 2019 5:39 am

It is not often that a musician devotes a lifetime integrating a western instrument into an extremely traditional and strict system of classical music. Kadri Gopalnath took along with him the rigid system of Carnatic classical music and improvised alongside.

The Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna Interview: ‘Most of my music happens in my mind’

January 02, 2019 10:30 am

In the third edition of the Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna

The Brindha Manickavasakan Interview: 'Involved singing is an uplifting magical experience'

December 19, 2018 4:56 pm

In the third edition of The Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Brindha Manickavasakan.