Featuring V. Sriram and musical excerpts by Bharat Sundar
Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Supported by Bharat Sundar’s vocal music
Live Q&A session following the talk
Sruti is proud to present a Virtual Talk by V. Sriram on “The Life and Times of Gopalakrishna Bharathi” . He will be accompanied by Bharat Sundar who will render snippets in Carnatic music to support the talk. Live Q&A session will follow after the talk to answer the questions from the audience.
This event is free for Sruti Sponsors who will also be able to join the Zoom session and participate in the Live Q&A session for asking questions.
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Gopalakrishna Bharathi (1810–1896) is one of the earliest Carnatic music stars of whose life we have full details. This talk will highlight what it was to be a performing artiste in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and what lessons it holds for the Carnatic Music world of today.
Sriram Venkatakrishnan is a music historian, heritage activist and columnist. He pioneered the concept of heritage walks in Chennai in 1999, when he led a heritage walk in Mylapore. Since then, his monthly heritage tours in different areas of the city and his quarterly heritage tours in other parts of India have attracted a wide audience. Sriram is a regular columnist with The Hindu and is Associate Writer of Madras Musings. He is currently one of the four Secretaries of the Music Academy, Madras. Sriram’s blog Madras Heritage and Carnatic Music (website) is a popular site for trivia on the two subjects that he writes on. Sriram is a popular invited speaker on the subjects of music history and heritage.
“Can a historical account of Chennai Sabhas evoke surprise, shock, laughter, unease and worry in a matter of 45 minutes? It can, if the storyteller is V. Sriram, historian, entrepreneur, writer, blogger and witty raconteur” – The Hindu
Bharat Sundar (website) is one of the most sought after Carnatic vocalists in the world. An A grade artist of All India Radio, he is the winner of multiple awards including the Best Concert Award in Senior Category in 2018 and 2019 at the Music Academy, Chennai and Kalki Sri. Krishnamurthy Award. Bharat Sundar is popular for his adherence to the tradition while balancing it with unbridled creativity.