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Languages in Carnatic Music

A look at the languages that various composers have used in their kritis.

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Languages in Carnatic Music

A look at the languages that various composers have used in their kritis.

Carnatic Music originally was widespread over the four southern states of India - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. These states formed what was once known as the Carnatic region. The main languages of these regions are Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. Composers have used these languages for their kritis, apart from, of course, Sanskrit, which has always been a language used for classical, poetic and devotional works. This programme features some songs by composers in languages that they have not commonly used in their compostions.

Songs in this Program