Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram also known as Vikku Vinayakram is a Grammy Award–winning Indian percussionist. He plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularizing the ghatam.
why i posted this entry Experience with Mahaperiava – Sri Vikku Vinayakaram
Alapana has organized a series of concerts to celebrate their tenth anniversary and also in memory of Dr S. Ramanathan, a great scholar musician and musicologist
R. Banumathy, Daughter & disciple of Dr S. Ramanathan is the Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore
Today is by Neyveli Santhanagopalan accompanied by T.R.Vijayakumar on Violin, V.Raghuraman on Mridangam and S.Selvapandian on the Kanjira.
Venue: SAM Glass Hall • 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm • $10 (at the door) • Sunday, 23 August 2009
‘Soul Cleansing’ is the word that one reminiscences when one hears the melodious strains of Neyveli Santhanagopalan’s music that is drenched in bhakti and bhava. This has come with his concerted and dedicated efforts to go back to his roots, empathise with the feelings of composers, emulate their lives for brief spells, gain from the music of the great yester-year artistes and then internalise to sing, as it may seem, with the tremendous well-wishes of all these ancestors hailing from the grand music lineage.
We look forward to the places he will take us today
btw – Neyveli Santhanam’s home is named “Periyava Pichai” (Kanchi Periyava is his spiritual guru)