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Archive for July 2009


Episode 43: Featured Composition — Maamava Meenakshi Part II

Sunday, July 26th, 2009
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In this segment, we look at the some more of the highlights of this short yet marvelous composition. Vidya uses this composition to showcase some of the salient phrases of this raaga and also illustrates the concept of improvisation known as “Neraval” in Carnatic music.

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Episode 42: Featured Place — Madurai & Featured Composition — Maamava Meenakshi Part I

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
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In this episode, we feature a popular composition "Maamava Meenakshi", by Sri. Muthusamy Dikshithar in the Raaga Varali. We begin this episode by talking about the history of the temple town of Madurai in South India -- known for the Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple. Vidya walks us through the structure and meaning of this brilliant piece.

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