Friday, January 6, 2012

L Subramaniam | Shakti | Carnatic Classical

Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam

Dr L Subramaniam: Hamsadhvani
Violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam in a special moment of loving grace during his short exposition of the ragam Hamsadhvani at TFA's Founder's Day celebrations on7th April 2008.

Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born on 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.

L. Subramaniam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


i met Subramaniam many years ago while studying Hindustani classical music with Ali Akbar Khan and Zakir Hussein - he was playing with Zakir in the fusion group Shakti at the time
Shakti was a group which played a novel acoustic fusion music which combined Indian music with elements of jazz; it was perhaps the earliest practitioner of the musical genre world fusion.

Its leading member was the English guitar player John McLaughlin, but it also featured the Indian violin player L. Shankar. It also included Zakir Hussain (on tabla), and Ramnad Raghavan (on the Mridangam) and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram (on Ghatam).

Shakti (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vikku and Zakir - Shakti: Zakir Hussain on tabla and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram on Ghatam of the East West Fusion group Shakti. With John McLaughlin and L. Shankar

Shakti interview: Small interview with Ustad Zakhir Hussain & Brit John McLaughlin, co-founders of the Indo-Jazz group Shakti.

Shakti "Joy" (1/2): From the album "Shakti with John McLaughlin (USA, 1975).

Carnatic Classical

Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. It is one of two main sub-genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions; the other sub-genre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences in North India...

Carnatic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carnatic Classical: L Subramaniam - Violin
On the right side : his son Ambi


see also

Indian Music (Hindustani Classical) playlist on robertcherwink's YouTube Channel

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