Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Summer Treat for a Winter’s Night: Ganesh and Kumaresh

At the beginning of the summer I mentioned attending concerts at London’s annual Darbar festival. In just a few years, this has become a world renowned confluence of some of the greatest artists in classical Indian music today. One of my absolute favourite concerts was that of the dynamic Ganesh and Kumaresh, the Carnatic violin brothers. SkyArts broadcast all of the performances, and you can watch them now on YouTube. Below is the one that stole the show for me. Their playing is simply breathtaking, but seeing them live is a wonderful opportunity to witness their wonderful humility, warmth, humour, as well as their charming interaction with each other as they play such divine music.

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January Haiku

Crunching through fresh snow,
better than putting pen to
an unwritten page

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