We released our first digital concert in our new “Breaking Barriers” music commission.
On 20th of August 2021, our digital Carnatic concert was performed by Bristol based veena player Durga Ramakrishnan who was accompanied by RN Prakash (mridangam) and Prathap Ramachandra (ghatam).
The veena is an ancient Indian string instrument dating back to the first millennium BC. The veena would traditionally be played at temples to accompany the chanting of hymns. The mridangam is a South Indian classical drum used particularly in South Indian music and dance. The ghatam originates from South India and this unique clay pot is played using the fingers and breath.
The concert was available online for 5 days.
View the event page here.