Public Research Seminar: Dr Radhika Balakrishnan (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) - The historical journey and significance of Nagaswaram - an introduction
Public Research Seminar Series
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Workshop 2
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
This event is simultaneously taking place online and in person at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Please register if you wish to attend online and you shall be sent a Zoom code shortly before the seminar. There is no need to register in advance if attending in-person.
The historical journey and significance of Nagaswaram - an introduction
The Nagaswaram is one of the most ancient and unique instruments of South India. A double reed woodwind, it is one of the world’s loudest acoustic wind instruments and has the special status of being a "Mangala Vadyam'' or an auspicious instrument born to assist Temple proceedings. From marriages to concerts, Nagaswaram has been a joyous element of the social fabric in South India. This paper is a journey into its unique heritage and sound.
Dr Radhika Balakrishnan is a Carnatic Classical vocalist who has been performing since 2006. She graduated from the University of Mysore with the highest number of awards in 2007 under the guidance of her Guru Dr RN Sreelatha. Currently she is Visiting Professor, The Chair of Indian Mission ICCR, New Delhi at Birmingham City University/Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as well as Associate Professor and Content Creator in the Carnatic Vocal Department at Shankar Mahadevan Academy.
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