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Listening even as we perform

June 27, 2016 Chitra Srikrishna 0

“Did you see how she did that?” I was lucky enough to attend numerous concerts, most often at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja, with my late guru Seethalakshmi Venkatesan. In every »

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Minstrels Through The Ages

April 22, 2016 Chitra Srikrishna 0

Minstrels and troubadours were travelling musicians of the medieval age. Their songs and ballads reflected themes of love and chivalry. The performance was usually a single voice with a single »

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Musical presentation of Kannada poetry

March 23, 2016 Chitra Srikrishna 0

When British entrepreneur William Seighart founded National Poetry Day his intention was to promote poetry and recognize the works of talented poets. In his words,”They (poets) shouldn’t be embarrassed about reading »

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Ragas in Kannada movie songs

November 24, 2015 Chitra Srikrishna 0

Music from Kannada films continue to be very popular, despite media coverage of the challenged state of the Kannada film industry.Much of the credit has to go to music directors »