Chitravina N. Ravikiran's
Level 2 of `Perfecting Carnatic Music', published by the International
Foundation for Carnatic Music (IFCM), was released in Chennai on July 14th, by
N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu. The first copy was received by V. V.
Sundaram, arts patron & organizer of the Cleveland Tyagaraja Festival, the
largest Carnatic music festival outside India. The book is a sequel to
'Perfecting Carnatic Music - Level 1', published in 1999.
Satya Prabhakar, CEO of
Sulekha.com released two CDs — 'The Exquisite Bhairavi', presented by N.
Ravikiran and 'Arpanam', by Savita Narasimhan. Both CDs have been produced by
At the function, Ravikiran
introduced Aditya Kanukurthy, an 11-year-old from Austin, Texas, who
has been taking lessons through tele-teaching and in person from him. Aditya's
first performance has been arranged by IFCM at Raga Sudha Hall in Mylapore on
Interacting with the media later,
Ravikiran said that teaching music lessons in the conventional way caused
psychological stress in students who often found many excuses to stop
learning. The two books he has authored introduce melody and rhythm
separately. The books have information about ragas, profiles of a few
prominent composers and ideas on how to approach and appreciate the art.
Those interested in procuring the