Accompanied by Sri.Mannargudi Easwaran on Mridangam
Rhythm in Carnatic music is accorded a very high status - "tha dEEEEEEEEEEEE ki ta thom", the very heart-beat of carnatic music. Vid. Mannargudi A Easwaran is among the top percussionists of India.Mannargudi Easwaran has accompanied a wide range of artists, right from the maestros of yesteryears to the young stars of today.
"… Mannargudi Easwaran creates the impression all the time that he is a link between the main artiste and percussive melody. What is Kalpana, raga alapana and swara to a vocalist, is the tani avartanam to Easwaran. He is the one who realized that sugam in mridangam deepens as it advances from gross beats to subtle laya patterns…"
- The Hindu 1995
( Thani Avarthanam is simply an occasion when the percussion artists exhibit their skills, imagination and expertise in playing their instruments.)
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