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Topic: Kanjira

In the News (Thu 17 Jan 19)

  The Hindu : Soothing notes from the kanjira
He emphasised that the kanjira artiste should play softly and in unison with the mridangam - the kanjira ideally should not be heard separately from the mridangam.
The artiste gave some technical details of the construction of the kanjira, using animal skins, different types of the instrument for varying pitches and how separate sets of kanjiras have to be used for different seasons.
Ramachar regretted that of late the kanjira was being given lesser and lesser importance.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2000/12/29/stories/0929070q.htm   (309 words)

 Ganesh Kumar-kanjira artist
The Kanjira (South Indian Frame Drum) is one of the most popular instrument in the family of tambourines.
Kanjira is mostly used for the South Indian Classical concerts (the carnatic music system in India) as a supporting instrument for the Mridangam (the double headed barrel shaped drum)..
Kanjira is a recent innovation (less than 100 years) and added to the classical concerts during 1930's.
www.ganeshkanjira.com /kanjira.php   (388 words)

 N. Scott Robinson-World Music and Percussion, Frame Drums, Riq, Tambourines
He plays kanjira right handed but mridangam left handed (it is said that he did so to prove that playing mridangam was not as hard as kanjira so he switched to playing mridangam left handed).
Born in 1859 and died in 1922, Manpoondia Pillai is considered to be the father of the Pudukottai school of percussion.
He also redesigned the kanjira of his time by reducing the number of jingles from 3 pairs to a single pair and replaced the ghungroo pellet bells that were common as jingles at that time with coins as the pellet bells made too much sound that distracted singers and other musicians.
www.nscottrobinson.com /southindiaperc.php   (7235 words)

The shell of the kanjira is approximately 2” deep and the diameter of the shell approximately 7” – 8”.
Kanjira is probably the most difficult Indian drum to be effective on because it is played with only one hand (the right), the role of the other hand (the left) being to support the drum and to bend the pitch with the fingertips.
Drums such as the kanjira are more recent to the tradition and are of completely different construction but have employed the same phonetic language.
www.drumdojo.com /world/india/kanjira.htm   (940 words)

 Kanjira (Indian Tambourine)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This Indian Tambourine, called the Kanjira, has a unique sound because the snake-skin head can be made very loose by wetting it.
The Kanjira has a wooden frame and two metal cymbals mounted on top of each other in the frame.
Although this percussion instrument only measures seven inches in diameter and two and 1/8 inches in depth the open sound of this tambourine can be very low - approximating the sound of a bass drum at its lowest and a much higher pitch when pressed.
yellowbellmusic.com /instruments/percussion/kanjira.php   (125 words)

 Kanjira (Khanjira, Kanjeera) and DVD Course for Kanjira
Kanjira is a small south indian frame drum which is very much related to the family of tambourines.
The diameter of the wooden rim is appx.
Kanjira is mostly used in the south indian classical music (carnatic music system of south india).
www.indian-instruments.com /percussion/kanjira.htm   (332 words)

 Ganesh Kumar Kanjira and Frame Drum Workshop
Internationally renowned frame drummer and Kanjira exponent Ganesh Kumar is leading a workshop on Indian rhythms on Hand Drum on Sunday Nov 9th at Family Tree Music in Springboro, Ohio.
Born in a music loving family, Ganesh is one of the few percussionists, with an aesthetic sense of approach in playing this traditional classical instrument.
During this period he was teaching Kanjira to the students at the Queens College, NY.
home.cinci.rr.com /terryblankenship/ganesh_kumar_workshop.html   (920 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Taking ghatam and kanjira to the West
"The ghatam, kanjira and konnakkol (vocal percussion) have become an integral part of fusion music because they provide the right kind of bass sound that fuses well with Western instruments like the sax, bass guitar and banjo," Subhash Chandran says.
Ganesh has also recently participated in the International Convention organised by the Percussive Arts Society at Columbus, Ohio, and launched a synthetic version of the kanjira under the Artists innovation series.
He also released a two and a half hour instructional DVD on `The Art of Kanjira' marketing it as the South Indian Tambourine.
www.hindu.com /2005/12/31/stories/2005123118410300.htm   (501 words)

 Music of South India - Page 155   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Kanjira is one of the most ancient percussion instruments.
There are three or four slits in the frame which contain small metal discs which jingle when the kanjira is played.
The kanjira is held in the left hand and played with the palm and fingers of the right hand.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /m345/Music_of_India3e.html   (158 words)

 Karaikudi R. Mani: Mridangam Maestro
TVV: "Kanjira (frame drum) is just like a tambourine, it's covered with Varanus, a monitor lizard, you know, it's a big lizard, and you can find it in the tropical areas.
It is covered with that skin only on one side, and it has small jingles, like metals pieces attached to the right side of the circular wooden frame, they used to be copper, but now they are brass.
In this Carnatic tradition there is also the kanjira (frame drum), ghatam (claypot) and morsing (jew’s harp), which are the side accompaniments.
www.users.bigpond.com /apertout/Karaikudi1.htm   (2552 words)

 Pudukottai Manpundiya Pillai — the man who brought status to kanjira - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History reveals that he was the one who brought kanjira to the status of a concert instrument with his skillful handling of the instrument.
He was able to produce all rhythmic strokes in Kanjira, which are usually produced in double-faced drums with both hands.
Mamundiya pillai’s another service to the music world was his collection of the available repertoire of Tirupugazh songs.These compositions are known for their difficult and diversity of rhythmic patterns.
sify.com /cities/chennai/fullstory.php?id=13895966   (211 words)

 Kanjira artistes lose a father figure - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was responsible for creating a female Percussionist Ensemble known as “Karnataka Mahila Laya Madhuri.” Ramachar became famous for introducing higher levels of speed in kanjira in the 70’s.
He was lauded for his ability to manage the instrument at all temperatures sans any ambiguity.
One of his daughters is also a kanjira artiste.
sify.com /carnaticmusic/fullstory.php?id=14238957   (257 words)

 Terry Blankenship Diary
He will be doing a kanjira clinic at Family Tree Music in Springboro, Ohio on Sun Nov 9th from 4pm - 6pm, and will be staying with me that weekend and doing some recording.
I have been taking tabla lessons and also learning the kanjira, so it was a thrill to talk to two of the best players in the world on those instruments.
I bought a kanjira recently and have been playing it for hours every night since I got it.
home.cinci.rr.com /terryblankenship/diary.html   (1502 words)

 Welcome to KutcheriBuzz.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Even Palghat Mani Iyer himself has applauded Harishankar and once said that there was none to equal him in Kanjira.
Anyway may he come back to this world in his next birth and continue playing kanjira and let the mortals listen to his "dhom" again.
Yes, it is no doubt that Sri.Harishankar’s demise as a Kanjira maestro is a great loss for the carnatic music field.
www.kutcheribuzz.com /news/20020220/kanjira.asp   (917 words)

 Facing East - World Class World Music - John Wubbenhorst - Subash Chandran - Ganesh Kumar - Steve Zerlin
During this period he was teaching Kanjira at the Queens College to the percussion music students of The Aaron Copland School of Music, New York.
He has received the "Yuva Kala Bharathi", Best Kanjira Artist, He has also played with Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin is part of the Facing East Family and has played in many albums and CDs.
In his Kanjira Clinic, Ganesh teaches the intricacies of the kanjira to many students world wide.
www.facingeast.com /ganeshkumar.php   (440 words)

 Artists Profiles : Kanjira V.Nagarajan
Sri Palghat T.S.Mani Iyer taught the traditional methods and techniques of Kanjira playing to me. I gave my first concert at Trichy with Sangeetha Kalanidhis M/s.
I have ac- companied a galaxy of maestros of the past and provide Kanjira accompaniment to artistes of great merit today, both vocal and instrumental.
I had the unique opportunity to introduce the instrument "Kanjira" to the American audience when I joined the faculty at the Wesleyan University as a Visiting Professor in the year 1967.
www.indiamusicinfo.com /profiles/carnatic/nagarajan.html   (318 words)

 ' + titulo + '   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He teaches Kanjira (Frame Drum), Ghatam (Clay Pot), Mridangam (Barrel Shaped Drum) and vocal percussion.
Ganesh is best known for teaching Indian rhythms on the kanjira hand drum.
The kanjira is a frame drum from South India, popularly used for south Indian classical music concerts made with wooden rim and a lizard skin.
www.drumtogether.net /birds/teachers.php   (405 words)

 6IndianMusic : Kanjira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
KANJIRA - The Kanjira is one of the most ancient percussion instruments and is a secondary accompaniment to the mridangam.
It is similar to the Western tambourine and consists of a circular wooden frame covered with lizard skin.
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trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Knowledge_Webs/7Indian_MusicY/Kanjira.htm   (53 words)

 Indian Heritage - Music - Profiles of Artistes - M2
His versatality on that simple instrument, the brilliance and thrill of his play and his supreme fingering techniques to meet the varied demands of a concert, the tone and rhythm he was able to develop on that instrument which lacks facilities for tonal adjustments are proverbial.
Dr.U.Ve.Swaminatha Ayyar mentions about Kanjira Krishnamachariar and Tiruvidaimarudur Kanjira Radhakrishna Ayyar who belonged to a generation earlier tp that of Manpoondia Pillai, whom he describes as 'competent to play for any vidwan'.
Mariappa was born in Sasalu of Nanjappa Upadru.
www.saigan.com /heritage/garlndm2.htm   (2466 words)

 Frame Drums
If you listen to a skilled, Kanjira, Riqq or Pandeiro player you will certainly get your eyes (and ears) opened.
It is also called dapphu, daffali and number of other names.
Kanjira - Kanjira is a small Frame Drum from South India.
www.drumdojo.com /world/framedrum.htm   (1239 words)

 Indian classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The musicians begin by tuning their instruments; this process often blends imperceptibly into the beginning of the music.
Indian musical instruments used in classical music include veena, mridangam, tabla, kanjira, tambura, flute, sitar, gottuvadyam, violin, and sarangi.
The fundamental authoritative book on the subject, Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya was based on years of research carried out by Dr. Lalmani Misra.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_classical_music   (850 words)

 Naxos.com, Your World of Classical Music
Harishankar, kanjira / Chitravina Ravikiran, vina / Poovalur Srinivasan, mridangam / Glen Velez, percussion
Harishankar, kanjira / Chitravina Ravikiran, vina / Chitravina Ravikiran, vocals / Poovalur Srinivasan, mridangam
Harishankar, kanjira / Jovino Santos Neto, piano / Chitravina Ravikiran, vina / Poovalur Srinivasan, mridangam / Glen Velez, percussion
www.naxos.com /mainsite/NaxosCat/Naxos_Cat.asp?item_code=76017-2   (295 words)

 Jason McKenzie - PHOTOS
Playing kanjira with Matt in San Francisco 11/10/05.
Playing kanjira in a recent photo session with photographer Jacqueline Veissid.
Accompanying on kanjira in an Indian vocal concert in Austin.
www.jasonraymckenzie.com /photos.html   (132 words)

 Carnatica: News-Views-Reviews-Cleveland Tygaraja Aradhana 2003
Sri Harish Ganapathy (Vocal) accompanied by Delhi Sri P.Sunderrajan (Violin), Toronto Sri Ganapathy (Mridangam), and Sri Sriram Suryanarayan (Kanjira).
Kalpana Venkat (Violin), Sri K.Arun Prakash (Mridangam), and Cleveland Sri Balu (Kanjira)
Kalpana Venkat (Violin), Sri Venkat (Mridangam), and Cleveland Sri Balu (Kanjira)
www.carnatica.net /nvr/cleveland2003.html   (1167 words)

 Percussion Instruments - Natraj Khanjari, Khanjari Brass, Khanjari N.P. - ...
Tambourine having nickel plated frame, leather head in assorted sizes.
Khanjari having laminated plastic on the frame with brass jingles sizes 22.4 cms.
Kanjira - Same as model 158 with a pair of jingle.
www.indianmusicals.com /percussion/khanjari/intro.htm   (152 words)

 Vimoksha - Indian classical music and dance portal - Kanjira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Introduction to south Indian Kanjira - Pete Lockett
Ganesh Kumar - A young Kanjira exponent from Chennai.
Mambo is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.
www.vimoksha.com /kanjira.html   (199 words)

Along with Nadakas custom-made, scallop-fretted acoustic guitar, there are bansuri, silver flute, violin, sitar, tabla, mridangam, ghatam, kanjira, tampura and vocals (including bhols-rhythmic syllables).
The epic piece "Chakra," which clocks in at nearly 30 minutes, gives each instrumentalist and percussionist a well-deserved opportunity to shine.
Divided into eight sections, each features various combinations of percussion and melodic instruments (i.e., Index 9, guitar solo with kanjira; Index 10, violin solo with ghatam; Index 12, flute solo with mridangam; etc.).
cdbaby.com /cd/nadaka3   (474 words)

 Mrdangam Vidwan Prof. Trichy Sankaran
Equally as exciting were his solos on the South Indian classical drum, or mrdangam, where the complexity of the rhythmic patterns seemed as abstract and as daunting as advanced mathematics."
His unfailingly inventive handling of rhythm, texture and even pitch and his tireless execution riveted attention throughout the 20-minute span.
Sankaran began the second half of the evening similarly, playing a tambourine (kanjira) unaccompanied and achieving remarkable variety with even more limited means Mr.
www.trichysankaran.com /pressreviews.php   (516 words)

 Tamburisto - kanjira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
De kanjira is een Zuid-Indiase tamboerijn uit de Karnatik traditie met één set schellen.
De trommel wordt bespeeld met één hand (met een zogenaamde split-hand-technique) terwijl de andere hand de trommel vasthoudt en de toonhoogte verandert door druk uit te oefenen op het drumvel.
De hier afgebeelde kanjira van Cooperman heeft een synthetisch mylar/linnen vel.
www.xs4all.nl /~iddinja/tamburisto/kanjira.html   (63 words)

 N. Scott Robinson-World Music and Percussion, Frame Drums, Riq, Tambourines
The type of lizard used to make this drum has been hunted to near extinction, so these drums are getting more and more difficult to find.
Also pictured here is a Cooperman Drums synthetic kanjira, which they call hadjira.
Visit the South Indian Percussionist Page for more on kanjira.
www.nscottrobinson.com /gallery/kanjira.php   (115 words)

 Vimoksha - Indian classical music and dance portal - Cleveland Thyaraja Aradhana 2006 schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ramani, Sri R. Thiagarajan, and Sri Atul Kumar (Flute) accompaned by Sri R.K. Shriram Kumar (violin), Srimushnam Sri V. Raja Rao (mridangam), Sri Ravi Balasubramaniam (ghatam) and Sri KArthik Venkataraman (kanjira)
Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Vocal) accompanied by Nagai Sri R. Muralidharan (violin), Guruvayoor Sri Dorai (mridangam), Neyveli Sri Venkatesh (kanjira)
Papanasam Sri Ashok Ramani (Vocal) accompanied by Sri R.K. Shriram Kumar (violin), Vellore Sri Ramabhadran (mridangam, Sri Karthik Venkataraman (kanjira
www.vimoksha.com /thyagaraja-aradhana-2006.html   (787 words)

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