Carnatic music has a very ancient and traditional background. The very word carnatic means traditional or ancient. However the application of the term Carnatic to this form of music is more recent than the music itself? Here we discuss the elements of change and continuity in this traditional form of classical music in India. Carnatic music is a melody based system. Melody in the context of Carnatic music may be explained as the production of any musical tone or succession of such tones or semitones with definite frequencies within certain parameters whether rendered independently or in conjunction with rhythm and or lyrics. Rhythm can be defined as a process in which the nuclei of attention are separated by individual parts of time. In carnatic music the other important and unique feature is the prosody (Lyrics) known as Sahitya. The Sahitya has always been the effective means to communicate man’s moods. Some of the key terms you will come acroos when dealing with Carnatic music are Raga, Tala, Kriti, Varnam, Padam, Javali, Alapana, Tanam, Neraval, Kalpananswara and Tani Avartnam.
A Carnatic musician by profession Sowmya’s has been a life soaked in melody from the very beginning. Growing up in a traditional South Indian family, Sowmya’s had her initial tutelage in music from father Dr. Srinivasam a Chemical Engineer with an enduring passion for Karnataka Sangeetham. Later she was singularly fortunate to be taken under the wings of Sangita extraordinary Dr. S. Ramanathan exemplary musician esteemed musicologist and extraordinary human being. She received further training from Smt. T. Muktha of the legendary Brinda Muktha duo. She owes all her success and achievements till today to these individuals and to the bountiful blessings of her beloved Ambal, the Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchipuram Sowmya’s desire to propagate the traditions of South Indian Music worldwide led her to establish Carnatica an institution dedicated to music & dance instruction, archival, talent search and other related activities.
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Concept & Direction: B. Sivaramakrishna Rao & B. Arunasivaramakrishna Rao
Students: Deepthi & Sankrith
Cinematography: Gopi Sabapathy (Sica)
Asst Cameraman: Swetha Shree
Editing & MixingL Vinodh Khanna
Art Director: Babu
Live Audio Mixing: Kishor Srivathsa
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