Lecture/Demonstration: Karaikudi S. Subramanian, Veena
Karaikudi S. Subramanian is a 9th-generation veena vidwan and considered the primary heir of the famous Karaikudi tradition of veena playing, inheriting the mantle from his grandfather, Karaikudi Sembasiva Iyer, widely considered one of the best veena players of all time. After coming to acclaim as one of the world's best veena players, K.S.S. came to the United States to pursue scholarly interests, earning the Ph.D. in musicology at Wesleyan University. In recent years, he has largely given up concertizing to focus on education; his Brhaddhvani program has developed music curricula that have been spread all over South India and through which he hopes to expand Karnatak music, once the province of primarily rich or priestly castes, into poorer villages.
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