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Episode 80: Featured Composition — Shankari Shankuru — Part IV

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
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In this concluding episode of the sub-series on the composition "Shankari Samkuru" by Shyama Shastri we continue our discussion on how Shyama Shastri has masterfully employed the concept of dual tala. Using examples from various parts of the song, Vidya goes into greater detail and lays out how the tala construct and specific syllables in the lyric connect up in the two talas - Rupaka tala and Adi tala in tisra gati.

Episode 79: Featured Composition — Shankari Shankuru — Part III

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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In this episode we continue our discussions on "Shankari Shankuru", a composition by Shyama Shastri. Vidya introduces the audience to the core tala construct used in this composition. Shyama Shastri has masterfully composed this song such that the rhythm can be kept in either of two talas, the Rupaka tala or the Adi tala in tisra gati. Vidya sings snippets from the Pallavi to demonstrate this interesting aspect of the composition.

Episode 78: Featured Composition - Sankari Sankuru - Part II

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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We continue our analysis of the Shyama Shastri composition: Sankari Sankuru in the raaga Saveri. Using several phrases and snippets from the Anupallavi and Charanam portions of this composition, Vidya illustrates how the composer has skillfully weaved in some of the subtle nuances of this wonderful raaga.