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    The Vibrance (Fringe 2016)

    On the 15th Nov 2015, the newly elected SHRUTHI COMMITTEE had the first committee meeting. We are indeed pleased to inform you, that we have won a place in FRINGE 2016. As part of the FRINGE 2016, SHRUTHI will have … Continue reading

    Annual General Meeting 2012

    Read the full report of the annual general meeting, President Mr. Ganesh Ananthakrishnan’s report, Treasurer Mr.Arvind Rajagopalan report, our mission, our strength, invigorating programs, our strength, snapshot of Shruti Adelaide, alternate governance models, election of 2013 committee and balance sheet…. … Continue reading

    Ganesh Ananthakrishnan

    I have had the privilege of being part of Shruthi Adelaide for the better part of 18 years, and was honored to lead the organisation as President in 2012. In that time, I have seen it evolve to become the … Continue reading

    Koteeswara Aiyer – Explorer of Vivadi Swaras

    Carnatic music owes its richness and large body of music to her versatile composers. These composers while maintaining traditions, experimented with new concepts like exploring new ragas, talam cycles or even performance techniques. One such innovative composer who belonged to … Continue reading


    The outstanding feature of Indian music is the raga system. Each raga is a distinct musical entity by itself and possesses well defined characteristics. A Raga is a particular combination of swaras and different combination of swaras bring about different … Continue reading

    Musical Instruments

    Instrumental music has played a prominent role in the evolution and embellishment of music. There are innumerable varieties of musical instruments but only some of these are used for the south Indian classical music. Instrumental music has been held in … Continue reading

    Kothavasal Venkatarama Aiyar

    Kothavasal Venkatarama Aiyar has enriched Carnatic music with his beautiful varnams in the ragas Saveri, Hamswadhvani and Sama. He has also written compositions in nine other ragas: Kedaram, Sankarabharanam, Kalyani, Begada, Kambhoji, Yadukula Kambhoji, Bilahari, Mohanam and Sri ragams- all … Continue reading

    Arunachala Kavirayar-(1712-1779)

    Arunachala Kavi, was a Tamil poet and a composer of Carnatic music. He was born in Tillaiyadi in Thanjavur District. The three Tamil composers Arunachala Kavi, MuthuThandavar and MarimuthuPillai are considered the Tamil Trinity who contributed to the evolution of … Continue reading

    The beginnings of Shruthi

    Dr. (Mrs) GunaIenkaran, from Malaysia, started a musical evening at her residence in 1991 or 1992 at which a few women used to sing. Then the group started meeting at the Indian Association Hall on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. … Continue reading

    The Birth of Shruthi Adelaide

    The following is my reflection of the inception and genesis of Shruthi Adelaide in the early 1990’s. Kuna Ingaran and I collaborated on the formation of an organization where lovers of South Indian Art, Music, Dance and Culture, could have … Continue reading

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