Monday, May 07, 2007


I am not a big fan of Carnatic Music. I have no reservations in saying that I hardly understand its nuances and won't be able to name 5 great artists associated. All the same, I can name one top artist, and she is none other than MS Subbalakshmi. Until I listened to her voice, I had an impression that Carnatic Music was soporific and unduly vibrant. Although there are many parallel raagaas between Hindustani and Carnatic, I have enjoyed the Hindustani counterpart much better.

If you're wondering what made me write so many words about a class of music which I don't much understand, and enjoy even lesser, here is the answer: I came across a marvelous piece by MSS: Bhaj-Govindam. You can listen it here. I am sure you'd take a liking too (if you're not a fan already!).

For a complete listing of tracks I recommend, look up here.

1 comment:

Shantanu said...

This one is wonderful and so soothing to listen to.