Karnatik Music On English Proms

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Karnatik Music On English Proms

Post by trippy monkey » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:18 pm

Here's a link to the folder that has several performances from Chennai vocalist Aruna Sairam & a veena player. The proms one was on last night, 27th. Lovely stuff!!!!



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Re: Karnatik Music On English Proms

Post by jonnymark » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:22 am

LONDON: The lilting strains of the veena will reverberate in the Royal Albert Hall when young virtuoso Hari Sivanesan and noted singer Aruna Sairam deliver the first Carnatic music performance in the 116-year history of BBC Proms on 27 July.

Considered the world's largest classical music festival, BBC Proms, founded in 1895, features top musicians performing over an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually in London.
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Re: Karnatik Music On English Proms

Post by ragamala » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:07 am

Thanks Nick for the posting - what's the other stuff?

Folks may like to know the Proms concert is posted through eztorrents as a flac for torrent for download,
Also there' sfor the finding (for those who can't d/l from BBC Radio 3) amongst other goodies (search Indian in world music) -

1 Hari Sivanesan (veena) and Aruna Sairam (vocalist) embark on a journey of musical and emotional discovery in Tamil Nadu in South India playing location recordings, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 "World Routes" 2011.07.16 FLAC master

2 Hari Sivanesan (veena)and Soumik Datta (sarod) - Bhavan Centre London, England 2011.05.30 broadcast on BBC Radio 3 "World Routes" 2011.06.11 FLAC master

3 Aruna Sairam in concert in Chennai, South India 2011.03.04 broadcast on BBC Radio 3 "World on 3" 2011.06.03 FLAC master

4 World Routes Academy protégé Hari Sivanesan travels to the Indian city of Chennai exploring roots of South Indian music with sessions recorded for BBC Radio 3 FM "World Routes" broadcast 2011.04.30 master FLAC

The BBC's new interest in Carnatic is all very commendable BUT it seems we are stuck in the Ravi Shankar syndrome, ie this duo of the veena player and his guruess are totally dominating the airwaves. When will the BBC realise that breadth is as good as depth???

See also
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio3/2011/ ... orld.shtml

Brilliant isn't it! The BBC has finally discovered Carnatic music after some forty years of claiming an involvement with Indian Classical.

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