Sunday, January 20, 2008

Carnatic Music Festival

I'll never forget my winters as a young child attending the Carnatic Music concerts in mid December, in my silk pavadai, all decked up and pretty, holding my grandparents and parents hands and listening to some of the greatest stalwarts of carnatic music, watching some of the best Indian dancers perform, enjoying the best of tamil dramas and theater. The music (or fine art)festival is a cultural phenomenon. The breaks between the concerts and the hot mouthwatering tiffins from the makeshift cafeterias were a divine treat.

NPR did a recent story on this festival. Listen to it at --

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