Taking Carnatic music to the US – Interview with Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan

Gayathri Sundaresan

Lalgudi G.J.R.KrishnanI could say that the first Carnatic music concert tour of the U.S.A. worth its name was done by my father in 1971. He took N. Ramani Sir along with him – this was a novel idea of combining flute and violin in concert! Ramnad Raghavan accompanied them on the mridanga; Trichy Sankaran too played for some of the concerts, while some had double mridanga! They did some 33 concerts on that tour. Travel was not quite as convenient as now, and communication …read more