Shashank Subramanyan | Raga Charukeshi
Filmed on location • 9m 12s
Shashank Subramanyam substitutes a tanpura for the sounds of the ocean for an outdoor take of Raga Charukeshi.
Born to a biochemist father in the extraordinarily musical village of Rudrapatna, Shashank Subramanyam started learning early in life. He mastered all 72 Melakarta scales by the age of two-and-a-half, prompting a research team to study his prodigious talent. His first musical immersions were with singing and violin, but he fell in love with the venu flute as soon as he picked it up, focusing on it from that point onwards.
Recorded at Darbar in 2017, at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu:
-Shashank Subramanyam (bansuri)
-Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam)
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