Artist Highlight

Sukanya Ramgopal

This programme profiles the senior ghatam artiste in connection with her birthday on September 13.

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Sukanya Ramgopal

This programme profiles the senior ghatam artiste in connection with her birthday on September 13.

Sukanya Ramgopal is one of the leading ghatam artistes today, and one of the very few women to have mastered this instrument. Sukkanya exhibited an inclination towards percussion instruments right from her childhood, and she trained under the maestro TH Vinayakram. She was greatly encouraged in her endeavor by Shri Harihara Sharma, Vidwan Vinayakram's father.

Sukanya has pioneered the concept of the Ghata Tarang. She plays six ghatams of different shruthis, producing patterns and tunes; this concept is a revolution in the Carnatic music field. While it is difficult to handle and play even one ghatam, Sukkanya’s determination to fight against odds and a commitment to do something different has been the driving force for her to handle and play six ghatams simultaneously. This programme is in connection with Sukanya Ramgopal's birthday on September 13.

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