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An early example of "glocalisation"

I have been singing since the age of 4, and have trained in Carnatic classical vocal music for over 15 years. But it wasn’t until this evening in Chennai when I begun to think about the how the violin, an instrument of European descent, has transformed itself into being a mainstay in orthodox Carnatic classical music over the years!! Come to think of it, it is not the first and has not been the last…

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Innocence in music- revisited…

I was in Chennai a few days back. After a rather hectic day at work (and some very stressful meetings), it seemed divine to be at a nice carnatic music concert in a temple close to where I was staying. It was a 2-hr concert by Soumya, a pretty famous “star performer” in carnatic music circles. While I had heard her before, what I wasn’t prepared for was the ambience created by the powerful voice,…