Purandara Jayanti - Daasotsava 2013

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Place: Berlin Hindu Temple, 25 East Taunton, Ave, Berlin, NJ 08009.

Although there are stylistic differences, the basic elements of śruti (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), rāga (the mode or melodic formulæ), and tala (the rhythmic cycles) form the foundation of improvisation and composition in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. Although improvisation plays an important role, Carnatic music is mainly sung through compositions, especially the kriti (or kirtanam) – a form developed between the 14th and 20th centuries by composers such as Purandara Dasa and the Trinity of Carnatic music. Carnatic music is also usually taught and learnt through compositions.
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We at Triveni Kannada Sanga celebrate this wonderful gift from our venerated Daasa's on Daasotsava.