India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio

New directions in the kutcheri format?

Being a firm believer in diversity, my reaction to the range of names of performers during the music season in Chennai is the exclamation (a borrowed quotation from a great English poet) “here’s God’s plenty”, a rich diversity to suit every palate. Of course, I am very picky when it comes to taking in concerts, my choice restricted to a rather narrow range being a performer from a fairly orthodox background. A few concerts I had enjoyed this season along with the discussions on the format of the Carnatic music concert at the Madras Music Academy set me thinking. read more…

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