Indian Music : A personal selection of images

" Naadha loludai bramhanandha mandhave o manasa ... "

attain supreme happiness through the love of music, o mind of mine....

- Thyagabrahmam

Please click on the names for the corresponding pictures

The late Dr. M. L. Vasanthakumari : a gifted Vocalist, intellectual.

Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao : Film music, theatrical renderings, noted for his rendition of traditional poetry.

Ganakaladhara Madurai Mani Iyer : probably the most creative vocalist of Indian music this century.

M. D. Ramanathan : Vocalist

Pandit Ravi Shankar : Sitarist, famed interpreter of Indian music in the west.

Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna : The enfant terrible of south Indian music. Eminent vocalist, also plays Viola and mridangam. Noted for compositions in rare ragas, and experimentations with music-therapy, lyrics using swaraksharas.

Veena S. Balachander : The celebrated king of controversy in south Indian Music. Much talked about regarding his stand in the Swathi Tirunal Debate. Click here for a letter he published in the Indian Express targeting the "perpetrators" of Swathi Tirunal.

Sangeetha Kalanidhi M.S. Subbulakshmi : Vocalist

Ustad Alla Rakha : Percussionist, Tabla.

Ustad Zakir Hussain : Percussionist, Tabla. A master entertainer. The son of Alla Rakha.

Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. V. Sankaranarayanan : Vocalist, nephew of the great Madurai Mani Iyer.

Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe : Vocalist.

Other Sites of interest:

Indian Music Home Page

Texas A&M Carnatic Music Home Page

A homing device:

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