August 2020 – Patriotic Songs, Royal Composers, Carnatic Anthakshari features a playlist of patriotic songs from classical to folk across India, an article on three royal composers Kulasekhara Alwar, Swati Tirunal and Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar spanning a millennia and a game of carnatic anthakshari played by well known musicians.

July 2020 – Annamacharya, Anandabhairavi, Adi Tala talks about how Annamacharya packs the essence of Advaita in his songs, the joyous effects of raga Anandabhairavi and a simple 8-beat Adi Tala creating a powerful impact. The newsletter features Trichur Brothers rendering Nanati Badhuku, Ranjani-Gayatri singing Marivere Gathi and Ramana Balachandran presenting Neeke Teliyaka.

June 2020 – Love poems, Raga nuances, Tamil poems features padams and javalis with Brinda and Mukta rendering Ososi, raga nuances of Thodi with MLV’s demonstration and a musical playlist of Tamil poems from early Sangam era to the 20th century.

May 2020 – Demystifying Classical Music features Jayanthy Kumaresh demonstrating the Pink Panther tune on the Saraswathi Veena, Gouri Dange’s article on why classical musicians need to attend concerts of their peers, the benefits of raga playlists, and the video series created for pandemic times Carnatic in Corona Times.

April 2020 – Songs of Comfort features Kabir’s doha of listening to our inner voices, songs of comfort during pandemic times, and Basavanna’s vachana that talks about how work not birth is what elevates us.

March 2020 – Wedding songs of India features wedding songs in different genres from classical to folk and film, Basavanna’s vachana on how actions are as important as prayers’, and why children learning carnatic music in the US need to be rasikas first performers later.


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