Carnaticindia.com completes 5 years of service
We are privileged to inform our visitors, well-wishers and all associated personalities that today on 16 th February 2011 , we have completed 5 successful years of service to the carnatic music community around the world. Since 16 th February, 2006 , we have strived to popularize carnatic music and to offer a common platform for all the lovers of this music genre.
As we step into our sixth year we have more commitments bestowed upon us. We take this opportunity to thank all of you who have adorned us with all your support and assistance for the last half a decade.
Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
synonym to violin
Violin Maestro Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, whose royal bowing widened the carnatic music rasikas, is now history. The magic spell of Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is now history. Aged 73, he was the all-time exponent in carnatic music instrumental music. Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan was Born on 2nd March 1935 , his childhood training was under his father Sri.Rama swamy Sasthry. He had the privilege to accompany eminent experts like Sri.Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Sri.Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Sri.Maharajapuram Santhanam and Sri.Chittoor Subramanya Pillai.
He could make carnatic music enjoyable for the layman as well. he also composed music for many films as well. Sri. Vaidyanathan was also the Secretary of the TamilNadu Iyal Isai Nadaga Mandram for many years and has also conducted the renowned Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Utsavam for several years.
He ceased to accompany carnatic vocal artists from 1976 and started focusing more on solo performances. He got acclaim through his various experiments on style of playing violin For him these were new 'fingering techniques' and 'bowing techniques'. The demise of Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is truly the end of a bright episode in the field of carnatic music. His music will keep on enlightening the masses in the years to come
Music - reality shows - is there a logic?
This is an era of reality shows. A term that is familiar with the television viewers of modern times. Reality shows based on music is on its rise in India. Many shows are based on pop – film music and some others based on classical music. The outcome of these shows is that the television channels get a new target audience to tap. Earlier the majority of the TV viewership was to soap operas commonly termed serials. Now the trend is slowly changing to reality shows. The pathetic situation is that, though many young artists get a chance to perform through these shows, often the judgment is funny and in some cases absurd. The reason for this is that, the TV channels have there own priority to push certain candidates to the next levels. Also it is ridiculous to see marks specially allotted to costume and ambiance for a music performance. In extreme cases, judges even make clumsy commends which the candidates and their parents gulp with out the least resistance. All these are in effect deteriorating the capabilities of the participants
The SMS vote system is also yet another matter of concern. Viewers vote for their proffered candidates to save them at the elimination round, whereas in reality, the candidate was eliminated 1 week back in most cases (the programme was most probably taped a week earlier!). The revenue through SMS is the main source of income to the channels and the sponsors. Mostly the main sponsor of the event is a mobile phone company. The channel and the sponsors get cash, the participants get fame..poor viewers…their cellphone bills gets transformed in to true testimonials for their love towards reality show “stars”
Music is divine, but when you start trading with it, it is just noise.
Carnatic music is in fact a synonym to the true cultural heritage of India . It envisages not only a form of music but bears the distinctive mark of India 's varied cultural tradition.
carnaticindia.com aims at providing a common platform to all aspiring rasikas and the performers of carnatic music. Although we mainly concentrate on carnatic music, our area of interest is not limited to that. We aim to bring the whole world of classical performing artists of India under one roof.
To realize this vision we have taken a few humble efforts like including carnatic music lessons, offering free music downloads and providing rasikas with a host of information beneficial to them. We are presently showcasing a number of classical Art forms like classical dance, classical Indian music forms, etc..
We earnestly request all aspiring like minded people to Join hands with us to make this venture a grand success.
Editor in Chief & Publisher