Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jai Sri Sadhguru Thyagaraja (Sangeetha Mummoorthigal)

Author: Smt Pushpavalli Srinivasan

Endharo Mahanubhavulu andhiriki vandanamu- Sadhguru Sri Thyagaraja Swamikal

Sadguru Sri Thyagaraja Swamikal was born at Thiruvarur. He was born on 4th May 1767 corresponding to 25th Chithra,Tamil year Sarvajithu on Pushyam star.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Legends of Carnatic Music Part - 1

Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi (16-Sept-1916 - 11-Dec-2004)

She was born in a Devadasi family (traditional temple dancing & singing girls) in the temple town of Madurai on September 16th, 1916. Their tiny home was close to the Meenakshi temple. Her mother Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Ammal was a Veena player. Her lawyer-father Subramania Iyer lived a few streets away.

Her first guru Madurai Srinivasa Iyengar passed away rather too soon. But she kept practicing on her own

Interview With Smt Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

Author: Nithya Kalyani

"Music should be taught in every school"

One of the younger and rising stars of the Carnatic music world, Bombay Jayashri has instant name recall among the kutcheri crowd and even out of it.

Busy with her travelling and preparations for the forthcoming season - "I am working on presenting a couple of rarer ragas," - Jayashri also found time to sing for the disabled and to introduce children at a Madras children's bookstore to Carnatic music.

KutcheriBuzz caught up with her for a chat on what she thinks of music and the world!

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt R Vedavalli's Interview

Author: K Nithya Kalyani

The most important thing about music is its purity.

We have to preserve it, and it is our duty to pass it on to the next generations.

One word for R. Vedavalli's music and what she stands for: Tradition. It means discipline, it means purity, in fact it means everything to this soft-spoken, gentle scholar and performer of Carnatic Vocal music.

Vedavalli spoke at length about herself and music to KutcheriBuzz.

Monday, July 19, 2010

JATI in a Raga.

Jati - Classification

The number of notes in ascending or descending movements of a Raga is called its Jati. There are three basic Jatis:

1. Sampoorana -containing seven notes,
2. Shaudava - containing six notes, and
3. Audava - containing five notes.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Shri Gurobhyo namaha....

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwaraha Guru Satchath Param Brahma Thasmai Sri Guruwaenamaha

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."