Noon Hour Concert: Music of South India (online)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dr. Trichy Sankaran
This concert will feature world-renowned musician and scholar Trichy Sankaran, along with Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell - well renowned musicians in their own right who have appeared at Grebel before with Autorickshaw.

Indian classical music is the art music of the Indian subcontinent. The origins of this music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition dating back to 1500 BCE. The salient elements of Indian classical music are raga (melody) and tala (rhythm) as well as solkattu (south Indian rhythmic solfege language, not dissimilar to western beatboxing or vocal percussion). Today’s concert features improvised solos, traditional classical compositions and contemporary original works. 

Suba Sankaran
Dylan Bell

Mrdangam, kanjira, solkattu - Trichy Sankaran
Voice and tala - Suba Sankaran
Tamboura - Dylan Bell
Mrdangam - two-headed barrel-shaped drum; primary percussion instrument of south India.
                                                              Kanjira - lizard-skin tambourine.
                                                              Solkattu - vocal percussion from south India
                                                              Tamboura - 4-stringed drone instrument

Our thanks go to Staebler Insurance for their generous sponsorship of this series

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