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Khanjira – the frame drum

Khanjira – the frame drum

S.Janaki

The khanjira is a popular percussion instrument in Carnatic concerts. A frame drum – with a membrane mounted on a wooden frame – it belongs to the tambourine family. The circular frame is made from the wood o ...

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WAY OF LIFE

WAY OF LIFE

K. K. GOPALAKRISHNAN

PETER PANNKE, a renowned German musician-cum-writer and exponent of dhrupad, was recently in India for Ayurvedatreatment in Kerala and for a few musical interactions in Delhi and Mumbai. It was eight thirty in the evening.At one of the resorts on th ...

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Pioneers and Trendsetters

Pioneers and Trendsetters

S. SANKARANARAYANAN

Jayadeva Jayadeva was an outstanding poet in Sanskrit, composer and musician. He lived in Orissa, circa 1200 AD. His celebrated Geeta Govinda was a landmark in the history of art and literature and the Radha-Krishna cult. An unprecedented philateli ...

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