Classical vocalist Radha Viswanathan is no more. A look at the life of the dancer-turned-musician groomed under her step-mother M.S. Subbulakshmi, a Carnatic icon. Also a peek at Bharatanatyam dancer K.J. Sarasa who died on a January 2.
Late Carnatic vocalist Neyyattinkara Vasudevan was born on a Christmas Day in pre-Independence India. His vocals had a distinct influence of his master Ramnad Krishnan. An upstream look at the shishya-guru:
Three years ago on this day, Hindustani classical lost a pioneering sarodiya, while December 20 is the birthday of a veteran Carnatic vocalist. A look at the lives of Zarin Sharma-Daruwala and Suguna Varadachari:
A young nadaswaram maestro from Sri Lanka regales Kerala audiences on the eve of the anniversary of a legend of the wind instrument. Viewing Jaffna’s P.S. Balamurugan alongside 20th-century giant Rajarathinam Pillai
Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of Kirana gharana. The ustad had his Deccan trysts that familiarised him with southern music. A sample of Carnatic renditions by three khayal masters:
If eccentricity was one trait of Flute Mali, then the audiovisuals of a 1985 concert best exemplify it. A look at the unconventional stage conduct of late Carnatic
instrumentalist T.R. Mahalingam on his 91st birthday