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Milapfest cancels UK events featuring U Rajesh, mandolin player named in #MeToo allegations
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Milapfest cancels UK events featuring U Rajesh, mandolin player named in #MeToo allegations

Singer Chinmayi Sripaada put out the account of a girl who was allegedly harassed by Mandolin player and carnatic musician U Rajesh

#MeToo: Federation of City Sabhas sets up committee to investigate allegations against Carnatic music artists
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#MeToo: Federation of City Sabhas sets up committee to investigate allegations against Carnatic music artists

This Internal Complaints Committee will look into allegations made against Carnatic musicians and take appropriate disciplinary action, says the Federation of City Sabhas

Chitravina N Ravikiran issues another detailed denial of #MeToo allegation after Margazhi ouster
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Chitravina N Ravikiran issues another detailed denial of #MeToo allegation after Margazhi ouster

Chitravina Ravikiran, who was the Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi award recipient for 2017, was among seven ousted musicians, all of whom are facing sexual harassment allegations in this ongoing #MeTooIndia movement.

#MeToo in Carnatic music: Madras Music Academy's N Murali on addressing sexual harassment allegations against artists
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#MeToo in Carnatic music: Madras Music Academy's N Murali on addressing sexual harassment allegations against artists

In an interview with Firstpost, N Murali, the Madras Music Academy’s president, spoke about the decision to drop seven musicians from the Margazhi line-up in the wake of #MeToo allegations

Madras Music Academy drops seven artists from Margazhi lineup following #MeToo allegations
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Madras Music Academy drops seven artists from Margazhi lineup following #MeToo allegations

The seven artists dropped by the Madras Music Academy include N Ravikiran, OS Thyagarajan, Mannargudi A Easwaran, Srimushnam V Raja Rao, Nagai Sriram, R Ramesh and Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan.

Annapurna Devi's life and #MeToo reflect patriarchy's stranglehold on the world of Indian classical music
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Annapurna Devi's life and #MeToo reflect patriarchy's stranglehold on the world of Indian classical music

If Annapurna Devi's was the story of a musician who turned away from the world of performance, the other event of the week in the sphere of classical music, was the surfacing of a wave of #MeToo stories

TM Krishna, Bombay Jayashree among artistes to sign open letter against sexual harassment in Carnatic music community
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TM Krishna, Bombay Jayashree among artistes to sign open letter against sexual harassment in Carnatic music community

The #MeToo letter went public on 13 October at 10 pm (IST), with 62 signatures, and in less than 12 hours it had 150 additional signatures, including highly reputable artists such as Bombay Jayashree, Ranjani and Gayatri, Abhishek Raghuram, and Sikkil C Gurucharan, to name a few.

TM Krishna on #MeToo in Indian classical arts: Halo around artists has given them licence to abuse
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TM Krishna on #MeToo in Indian classical arts: Halo around artists has given them licence to abuse

Discussing #MeToo and the world of Indian classical arts, TM Krishna says, 'While there are some wonderful aspects to the guru-shishya parampara, if we do not accept that it is also a convenient platform for abuse of various forms, we are failing students'

Why Meera is loved across India: Her story captures the imagination, while her songs encapsulate the human condition
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Why Meera is loved across India: Her story captures the imagination, while her songs encapsulate the human condition

Meera's songs, unlike those of Surdas or Tulsidas, are simple, straightforward, directly from the heart, not remarkable for any use of poetic devices like alliteration or complex metaphors.

Celebrating Carnatic music's pluralism: A playlist of artistes, songs fighting hegemony with creativity
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Celebrating Carnatic music's pluralism: A playlist of artistes, songs fighting hegemony with creativity

Following trouble in the world of Carnatic music over who can sing and perform the art form, and which religion can lay claim to it, it becomes pertinent to go back to the basics. To listen to music. To recognise the little acts of resistance and solidarity, of pushing the envelope further, that may have seemed natural when they were done, but feel revolutionary today.

Aruna Chandaraju's Forgotten Composers sheds light on yesteryear Carnatic musicians relegated to oblivion
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Aruna Chandaraju's Forgotten Composers sheds light on yesteryear Carnatic musicians relegated to oblivion

Journalist and photographer Aruna Chandaraju’s debut book, Forgotten Composers: Carnatic Music: The Lives and Contributions of Forgotten and Lesser Known Composers unearths 15 composers in the last few centuries whose redoubtable skills failed to lend immortality to their verses.

Kuldeep Pai, the Carnatic musician who found an audience on YouTube, talks spirituality, struggles and students
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Kuldeep Pai, the Carnatic musician who found an audience on YouTube, talks spirituality, struggles and students

Kuldeep Pai is a popular YouTube Carnatic singer and has uploaded over fifty songs as of now. His channel has nearly six lakh subscribers

Carnatic artistes targeted for choosing Christian songs: On the difference between art and devotional music
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Carnatic artistes targeted for choosing Christian songs: On the difference between art and devotional music

Though most of its compositions are religious in content and in praise of Hindu deities, Carnatic music is not religious music. It has an appeal beyond its religious association

TM Krishna on fighting communal forces in Carnatic music: 'If you buckle to goondaism, it's all over'
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TM Krishna on fighting communal forces in Carnatic music: 'If you buckle to goondaism, it's all over'

The noted Carnatic singer and social commentator TM Krishna took everyone with surprise, also with a bit of an awe, after he tweeted on 9 August, saying that he would now be releasing, every month, a Carnatic song on Allah and Jesus.

TM Krishna hits back at attempts to communalise Carnatic music; promises to release songs about Allah, Jesus
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TM Krishna hits back at attempts to communalise Carnatic music; promises to release songs about Allah, Jesus

In wake of attempts to communalise Carnatic music and confine it to Hindu artists and themes, TM Krishna has announced that he will regularly release songs which speak about Allah and Jesus

Boycotts and bans are not enough, we must problematise the work of artists who disturb us
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Boycotts and bans are not enough, we must problematise the work of artists who disturb us

Is there and should there be a line that separates the artist from his/her creation?

Adventures in clay: How the ghatam got a second chance to survive
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Adventures in clay: How the ghatam got a second chance to survive

The ghatam's revival is the story of an extraordinary global campaign to rescue a musical instrument

Violin maestro Dr N Rajam, daughter Sangeeta Shankar, granddaughters Ragini and Nandini on their three generation-spanning art
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Violin maestro Dr N Rajam, daughter Sangeeta Shankar, granddaughters Ragini and Nandini on their three generation-spanning art

With a women-shouldered lineage, the N Rajam school of music (of gayaki ang) continues with her daughter Sangeeta Shankar and granddaughters Nandini and Ragini Shankar.

On Kishori Amonkar's 86th birth anniversary, a student looks back on the legendary singer's career, teaching
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On Kishori Amonkar's 86th birth anniversary, a student looks back on the legendary singer's career, teaching

A student remembers what it was like to watch Kishori Amonkar perform speak about her divine relationship with music | #FirstCulture

SubraMania's Bindu and Ambi on drawing from traditional legacy and introducing their own musical innovation
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SubraMania's Bindu and Ambi on drawing from traditional legacy and introducing their own musical innovation

SubraMania's Ambi and Bindu on their musical style, refining performances based on the composition of the audience, and being violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam's children