|In 1938, the Music Academy
conducted its entire season in the compound of the Woodlands Hotel on Westcott
Road. K Krishna Rao, the founder of the chain, had just embarked on his
first hotel and the season brought him publicity and patronage.
(Sriram V in 'Season of music, and commerce' in The Hindu, Dec 12, 2010)
|The singing tradition
of Thevarams belongs completely to the Odhuvars of Tamizh Nadu. They were
officially appointed and paid to sing these hymns in the Saivaite temples
by Raja Raja Chola in the 12th century, a tradition that still continues.
(TM Krishna in 'Decoding the gramaraga' in The Hindu, Jan 2, 2011)
|In the Sangeeta Darpana
and Sangeeta Muktavali, we come across yati-nritta and raganuga-yati-nritta
and sabda-nritta and the abhinaya of particular types of songs – all of
which brings us to the threshold of the modern period and form really the
forerunners of the jatiswaram and sabdam, the second and third items of
a Bharatanatyam program.
('Uparupakas and Nritya-Prabhandas' by Dr. V Raghavan, Nartanam, May - Aug 2008)