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R K Srikantan

Music of Sangitha Kalanidhi R K Srikantan

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RJ: Srividya

R K Srikantan

Music of Sangitha Kalanidhi R K Srikantan

R K Srikantan hails from Rudrapatnam, the cradle of music in Karnataka. He belongs to a family which has been steeped in music for nearly two centuries, and the music of this nonagenarian reflects the weight of his tradition. Even in his nineties, R K Srikantan's voice retains its captivating sonority. The meticulousness of his personality permeates his music in both the compositions and in the improvisations. R K Srikantan has also been at the forefront of a movement to popularize the compositions of the Haridasas, and he has tuned quite a few of their compositions, which have come to be accepted as the standard versions.

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