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Bhavapriya – An Indelible Identity Carved by Tyagaraja

To begin with, Bhavapriya is: A raga relatively lesser known A raga not having many compositions.  Consequently: A raga relatively rare in concerts But, but, BUT… A raga that has *enormous* potential! The potential of a raga isn’t defined by … Continue reading

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Highly Professional & Undiluted Kalyana Cutcheri!

Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar’s concert for brother-in-law Vinu Seshadri’s wedding last Friday (April 18, 2014), was one of the best flute concerts I’ve heard in recent times. She started with a brief shlokam and quickly moved to the traditional Shankarabharanam Adi … Continue reading

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Shyama Sastri & Natakurinji

Natakurinji – Paucity of Kritis Though Natakurinji is a very popular raga with instantaneous appeal, yet it isn’t characterized by a corpus of well-known kritis.  If a musician renders or plays a Chakkani Raja or an Endukupeddala or an O … Continue reading

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