raga Interviews 2021

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My guruji is a compassionate and genial artist, says Ghatam Suresh
 Chennai  09-06-2021 

Guruji is, undoubtedly, a purist having been born and brought up in a deep-rooted traditional atmosphere.

TVG is a gifted musician, says Rajkumar Bharathi
 Chennai  09-06-2021 

He will go the full distance to bring out the best in a student and also provide the necessary opportunities.

Guru TVG lives the life of a nada yogi, says Devie Neithiyar
 Chennai  09-06-2021 

His openness and inclusiveness of anything that is musical without any bias or predilection, his deep sensitivity and allegiance to aesthetics, his ever-flowing desire to share his knowledge to all and his ability to see any and all his disciples as his gifts him a pedestal much higher than his peers.

Bharathanatyam is a form of prayer, says Pooja Kumar
 Malaysia  16-06-2021 

Pooja has been presenting thematic concerts, collaborative presentations, innovative workshops and lecture demonstrations on this art form. She obtains continuing education from illustrious gurus in India. Pooja is also a dedicated teacher who is conveying this art form to aspiring students.

Carnatic music can only be understood through the experience of bliss within, says Chong Chiu Sen
 Chennai  16-06-2021 

``To cut the story short, the moment she asked me to visit her and the moment I stepped in to her house, I felt a strong love as if I know her for many life times. It was a blessing that she agreed to teach me and showered so much love upon me. I owe every swaras to her. Every single note belongs to her,’’ he says

There is no short-cut to learn music, says Bombay T. R. Balamani
 Chennai  16-06-2021 

. It is the responsibility of a teacher to teach students according to their ability and help them in understanding the nuances of Carnatic music. Sangeetham should have Sukham and Sowkhyam. There should be Azutham (depth) in sangeetham.

The arrival of young brigades
 Chennai  16-06-2021 

What is the most essential quality of a professional musician? Sense of proportion, integrity, sincerity, conviction … Well, their answers reflect a sense of genuineness and feeling of responsibility. Indeed, they are a refreshing breed of youngsters. They have secular views on other forms of music.

Music is meditation, says Bombay Jayashri
 Chennai  16-06-2021 

In this modern day when `stressed-out' youngsters and `tired-out' elders make a beeline for yoga classes, Bombay Jayashri feels music can come in handy to play the `ache-reliever' act to perfection.

Music makes you more sensitive, says Aruna Sairam
 Chennai  17-06-2021 

Through my music, I want to show to the world at large a new world. The idea is to reach out to people in so many ways and mould the sensibilities of a whole new generation. Music makes you more sensitive to the people around you, Aruna says.

Practice a must for good musician, say Bombay sisters
 Chennai  17-06-2021 

There should at least be one new kiriti in a concert. Introduce a new one and make it old. Concert full of rare ragas will not appeal to the audience. A judicious combination of all should be there in a concert.

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