Instrumental Music – Multi-Instrument

I came across an amazing performance by T. Thuvarakan, playing nine different musical instruments on stage in Colombo. It is definitely god’s gift and he is a highly talented artist who needs a big round of applause. He plays Keytar, Octapad, Mridangam, Tabla, Tavil, Kanjira, Ghatam, Udukku, Morsing during his performance. It is very rare to find such talent and I wish him all the very best to reach the ultimate. Let us watch the amazing performance. Video shared for public entertainment – Credit: T. Thuvarakan. 00

Instrumental Music – Percussion Ensemble – Jugalbandi

Here is a Percussion Ensemble – Jugalbandi of Indian Drums conceived by Durga Jasraj, produced by Durga Jasraj and Neeraj Jaitly. The video is brought to you by Art and Artistes, an Idea Jalsa “Music for the soul” event. The artists and instruments are Tabla – Bickram Ghosh Drums – Satyajeet Mukherjee Ghatam and Morsing – V Suresh Khol – Gopal Bharbando Bangala Dhol – Ronjon Dey Video used for illustration only – Credit: Art And Artistes 00

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari

Instrumental Music – Panchakshari This is the Sthree Thaal Tharang performance at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, titled as Panchakshari, a five musical instruments ensemble. The lead artist is Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal. She is the first woman to play Ghatam and India’s best-known percussionists today. We have Ghatam, Veena, Violin, Morsing, Mridangam on the stage, all played by female artists. Let us watch the video. Video used for illustration only – Credit: Sukanya Ramgopal 00

Instrumental Music – Ghatam Ensemble

We saw about Ghatam already. Let us now watch a very interesting Ghatam Ensemble termed as “Pongal With Ghee”. This is a five Ghatam Ensemble performed by the following artists. Ganesh Murthi Sachin Deviprasad R P Ravi Shankar Srinidhi R Koundinya Sumana Chandrashekhar The composition is an interplay of Chaturasra ( 4 ) and Tisra ( 3 ). The arrangement of notes is an attempt to explore harmony and melody on this instrument. This piece was created for Sankranti. They have chosen the 21st melakarta raga Keeravani as their anchor raga. The Ghatam Ensemble was recorded by Saitejas Chandrashekar. Enjoy this piece and amazing sound of Ghatam. Picture and Video used for illustration only – Credit: Sunaadam Trust 00

Instrumental Music – Flute Concert

Featured today, we have Vidwan J A Jayanth on flute and team performing for the Naada Inbam December Music Festival 2020. The first song rendered here is the Hamsadhwani Ragam. The concert is about 2 hours and you can enjoy various songs. Accompanying him are as follows. Violin: Sri L Ramakrishnan Mridangam: N C Bharadwaj Ghatam: Chandrasekhara Sharma J A Jayant is one of the promising young flautists who started his performance at the age of 7. Flute Maestro Late Sri T S Sankaran is his grand father. He has pefrormed at various Music Sabhas and venues in India and abroad. L Ramakrishnan hails from a musical family. His formal initiation into music was done by his mother when he was 2 years old. After learning Carnatic Vocal for eight years, his Violin classes started when he was 10. He ha...

Instrumental Music – Fusion

Presenting a highly energetic and enjoyable fusion concert. Remember Shakthi – The band led by John McLaughlin (Guitar), U Srinivas (Mandolin), Zakir Hussain (Tabla), V Selvaganesh (Ghatam), S Mahadevan (Vocals). This is their live performance in Vienna. John McLaughlin is a world famous English Guitarist, bandleader, and composer. He is a pioneer of jazz fusion. Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian Singer and Composer who is famous for his Breathless Song. V Selvaganesh is an Indian Percussionist mainly playing Ganjira and Tabla. Ustad Zakir Hussain and U Srinivas do not need any introduction. Together the team have done many performances in the brand name Remember Shakti. So, let us enjoy the fusion concert. Video and Picture used for illustration only – Credit: Mezzo/Ktroxie 00


Ghatam is one of the percussion instruments in India. It is basically a clay pot with a narrow mouth much similar to the one people use to carry water in villages. The composition of the materials used for making the Ghatam is much different from that used for making the local clay pots. In Carnatic Music concerts, Ghatam is an integral part and is played along with Mridangam. Structure and Quality It is made mainly of clay, backed with brass or copper fillings and small quantities of iron fillings to strengthen the structure as well as produce quality sound. The pitch of the sound produced by the Ghatam varies depending upon its size. A Ghatam is made specifically to be used as a musical instrument. The walls of the Ghatam must be of even thickness to produce an even tone. Ghatams are mai...