Carnatic Instrumentalism

When Mint Lounge’s new editor, Sanjukta Sharma, contacted me with the idea of doing a cover story on the Chennai December Season, I had no hesitation about what I wanted to write: instrumentalists. My previous columns on singers had produced so much ire from instrumentalists for writing “vocal centric columns,” that I thought it was…

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Evolution of Music 3

LOUNGE FIRST PUBLISHED: SAT, MAR 22 2014. 12 08 AM ISTHOME» LEISURE» THE GOOD LIFE Carnatic music: what’s the way ahead? Can dramatic changes of the sort that happened in Western classical music in the 18th century happen in today’s Indian music? Vrinda Acharya believes Carnatic music is dynamic. Photo courtesy: Vrinda Acharya The thing…

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