Instrumental Music – Fusion – Nagumomu

Here we have a Fusion performance by Late Sri. Balabhaskar on Violin with Drums, Chenda, Mridangam, Ganjira and Guitars. On stage we have the main performers – Balabhaskar: Violin Mridangam: Cherthala G Krishnakumar Drums: Sivamani Chenda: Mattannur Shankarankutty Marar Enjoy this excellent Fusion. Video provided only for illustration – Credit: G K Music Official 00

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 – 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 – 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...


Mridangam, a percussion instrument, is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in Carnatic Music ensemble. According to Hindu Mythology, the origin of Mridangam is connected with Lord Nandi the escort of Mahadeva. During the Tandava dance by Lord Shiva (Mahadeva) Nandi seemed to have played Mridangam. It is also connected with Lord Ganesha the remover of obstacles. The earliest versions of Mridangam were made of hardened clay, suggesting the origin of its name from the Sanskrit words “Mrttika” and “Angam”. Mrttika means Clay or Earth and Angam means Body or Limb. Hence Mridangam means a body made out of clay. Structure A double-headed barrel-shaped drum, the present Mridangams are made out of single hollowed-out piece of wood. Normally the wood of Jack tree or Rosewood i...