Artist Highlight

T H Vinayakaram

Songs featuring the ghatam maestro in connection with his birthday on August 11.

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RJ: Srividya

T H Vinayakaram

Songs featuring the ghatam maestro in connection with his birthday on August 11.

Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram, popularly known as Vikku Vinayakram, has transformed himself into an international celebrity with his imaginative playing on the ghatam. Vikku is renowned for his crisp play and deep knowledge of rhythm. He plays the ghatam and morsing. Vikku's foray into the international music scene was in the early 1970's when he joined the group Shakti to play along with John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain. The Western bands of which T.H.Vinayakaram was a part found it easy to call him Vikku -- a name suggested by MS's daughter Radha Viswanathan during the 1966 tour of the US when MS sang the memorable and historic concert at the United Nations. Vinayakram has two sons - V Selvaganesh and THV Umashankar, who are also percussionists.

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Songs in this Program