//Ad libs: A taste of carnatic music

Monday, August 07, 2006

A taste of carnatic music

So you can use a passel of flowery verbs and scribble adjectives all over the page, but you can only do so much in words to describe a song.

Fortunately, Surya Nagarajan, the young carnatic music singer I profiled in Friday's Weekly, was kind enough to give me a sample of her art. Here you can listen to a short .mp3 file of Surya performing.

Carnatic music is classical music from Southern India, sung in such languages as Telugu and Hindi. This is just a taste of it; Surya will also hold a solo concert this Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.