Interview with Vidwan D. Balakrishna

An Ambassador to the Mysore baani - Ranjani Govind While Veena  D Balakrishna was conferred the Sangeetha Kalarathna at the 52nd Music Conference of the Bangalore Gayana Samaja in October, the vainika also bagged the Central Sangeet  Natak Akademi Award for 2021...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 7)

Chapter 4 The birth of the star at Rudrapatna Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth This house - in one of the four main streets at Brahmanara Beedi of Rudrapatna, (those were the days when streets were divided based on caste) - though seemed just as...

Kala Samvada – Smt. Padma Chittampalli

Kala Samvada – Smt. Padma Chittampalli : Documenting Legacy -Janani Murali   Padma Chittampalli hails from a musical family in Mysore. Her father was a disciple of Mysore Vasudevachar and Tiger Varadachar. Her mother was a Tamil scholar. Padma and her sister...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 6)

Chapter 3 Kaveri (Cauvery) as a life force for Sanketis Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth For the Telugu musical saint Bhadrachala Ramadas who sang ‘Adigo bhadradri, goutami idigo choodandi’ it must have been an inspiration as he reflected on the...

‘Voice of a generation’ (Part 5)

Chapter 2 (Continued) The Sanketi origin  Ranjani Govind Photos by Rudrapatnam S. Ramakanth The Mysore link….. The reason for music being integral to everyone then was the presence of the Royal Court in Mysore as a great patron of fine arts. As the rulers...