Bharat Sangeet Utsav is an impressive prelude to the Music Season! The zeal and energy of the organizers is something to appreciate. Continuing the utsav in different cities is yet another achievement.So far Bharat Sangeet Utsav is going strong and the event has been conducted in New Delhi,Bangalore,Chennai and now Coimbatore.
Famous musicians like Vijay Siva,Anooradha Sriram,Sriram Parasuram,Nithyasree Mahadevan,Sangita Kalanidhi prof T.N.Krishnan and Viji Krishnan,Udayalur Kalyanaraman performed at the Utsav.
Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2010, Coimbatore
Venue: Kikani Matriculation School, Coimbatore
5:30 PM: Invocation by Girija Hariharan and party (Devotional music)
6:00 PM: Inauguration by Pujyasri Dayananda Saraswathi Swamiji
Any one who is zealous about Indian music, they should be familiar about the religion of Hindu, hallucination and philosophy as it is hypothetical that Indian music instigated from the creed of Hinduism. Indian music is one of the traditional and trendy forms of music in any custom in the world. Conceived from the Vedas, Indian classical music has been considered as the most genius form of Indian music. Indian music is pervasive globally for its fundamental nature. A perfect blend of vocal, music, instrumental music and dance, Indian music has ability to show musical excellence. Music in India has diversity; therefore culture, history and innovations come together for making songs impressing. Raga and Tal have been considered as two pillars of Indian music.
In realism, Indian music is classified into three types as below:
Classical music is a whole music structures with 12 tones and 7 basic swaras such as Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa. And the music has two basic forms including:
1. Hindustani classical music
2. Carnatic music
Songs like Kirtans and Bhajans devoted to God come under devotional music. Kirtans derived from the Vedic traditions; while Bhajans express devotion to God. If you want to know about music, musicians or music concerts, you can browse www.in.com as the portal offers all latest updates in the music industry from the comfort of your home.
Other Musical Genres
Folk music, Regional music, Tribal music etc. come under the other musical genres. The regional music is performed across the different states of India in different languages. They are played with different types of musical instruments.
One of the oldest and traditional musical instruments in the world is ‘Veena’. It is dying a slow death. The instrument is an integral part of the rich Carnatic music. Popularly known as Veena, Veenai bears relics to the rich religious and cultural history of the place.
The traditional instrument of Veenai plays an important role in the rich and unique musical history of Tamil Nadu. Veenai is popularly referred to as Yaazh among the local indigenous population of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
According to mythological legends, Goddess Saraswati is always seen to play musical. It is considered to be a part of the celestial world because of its association with Goddess Saraswati.
The trained performers play the indigenous musical instrument of Veenai with great enthusiasm and vigor which is reflected in their flawless performance. The musical instrument of Veenai is an essential part of the social, cultural and religious festivals of Tamil nadu.
Vanika Jayanthi Kumaresh Enlivening The Traditional Veena
In the midst of the cultural revolution on not only veena but many traditional instruments like thavil, Vanika Jayanthi Kumaresh is intent on reviving it. If you thought the veena needs different accompaniments to sound good, she has just proved you wrong with her album, Mysterious Duality – Just me.
Music lovers, connoisseurs and well-wishers of Jayanthi Kumaresh, all had gathered at TAG Centre, Mylapore, where the album was officially launched. “Some time back, she had sent one of her CDs to a foreigner on request. After listening to it, the foreigner responded saying, ‘I like the music, but I couldn’t figure out which is the sound of the veena’. That is when she realised the status of veena and the need to do something to promote it,” said Jayanthi. What is unbelivable is that she took just 10 days to compose all four streams.
Each track comprises different layers and every layer has the music of a different veena. Totally, seven veenas have been used to make each track of this album. “Though we’ve a single mind, there’re so many thoughts popping out each second that we are not the same soul throughout a day. So the different layers of music represent different levels of our mind. It’s the voice of the human mind,” she said.
In the below space a video of Jayanthi Kumaresh giving a veena performance
Carnatic Music in Thanjavur signifies the affluent musical inheritance of the very old city of Tamil Nadu state. The ethnically enhanced native people of Thanjavur focused in the customary Carnatic song which is sung by means of the supplement of the musical instruments of Veenai and Thavil.
The prosperous Carnatic music is one type of established music of the very old Thanjavur city. Thanjavur has numerous music schools with the aim to impart prescribed guidance in the classical music of Carnatic. The singers of the Carnatic music chant on days of exceptional religious, social and cultural events. Accompanied with traditional musical instruments of Veenai and Thavil, the artists sing with great fervor and zeal and fill the air with music, joy and mirth.
The enchanting melodies of the Carnatic music relieve the audience from the stress and strains of regular life.
In the below space we share a piece of Tanjore music accompanied with a “Doll Dance”
Carnatic Music the name is also and well-known as Karnataka Sangitam, is a very old conventional piece of music that has a relationship nearly 2500 years before. Carnatic music is exceptionally easy on the ear. The most important accomplishment is primarily vocal; however instrumental concerts are equally a vital component. The ethnically wealthy nation is as well the base of south Indian traditional music and dances and for that reason Chennaiis an ideal city to organize the Carnatic Music carnival during the months of December and January. The extensive music season in Chennai is renowned at various locations of the metropolis by numerous charitable association and music intellectuals.
The Carnatic Music Festival in Chennai was commenced in the year 1927 to celebrate the splendid opening of the Madras Music Academyalso distinguished as ‘Music Academy’ in Chennai. From that time Carnatic Music has remained as a significant element of the cultural set-up of Chennai. At the outset merely vocal performances stayed as the foremost recital nevertheless with time, dance and play have as well been established in the program.