- Sanskrit मृदंग (Wiktionary)
“But Carnatic music features singers -- vocalists make up more than half the festival bookings in Chennai -- and replaces the North's small tabla drums with a two-sided barrel called the mridangam, and the North's harmonium (a small reed organ) with the violin (a version of the instrument adapted from the West 200 years ago).”
“Lalgudi Jayaraman, who first performed with Raghu in 1947 at Madurai, said his mridangam was a perfect combination of brilliance and tradition.”
“Eminent theatre personalities Zohra Segal and Ebrahim Alkazi and noted 'mridangam' Carnatic artist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman are the other three chosen for Padma Vibhushan award by the government which, in all, named 130 people, including 13 in the category of foreigners, NRIs and PIOs. 43 are Padma Bhushan and 83 are Padma Shri.”
“Frank attributes his groundingin 'mridangam' to his gurus Ramnad V. Raghavan, T. Ranganathan, and Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer.”
“Frank has accompanied his wife Geetha on 'mridangam' during concerts in India, Hong Kong, Canada and many venues in the U.S.”
“Ramnad V. Raghavan, a widely respected performer of the Karnatak (south Indian classical music, also known as mridangam and long-time member of the Wesleyan University music faculty, died in Chennai,”
“I am basically a percussionist and attracted to 'mridangam' more.”
“Swaminathan on mridangam, a two-headed barrel drum, and B.”
“Remember Shakti is an Indi-jazz fusion quintet, composed of legendary English guitarists Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Grammy-winning Indian tabla player, Zakir Hussain, and Indian musicians, Shrinivas Uppalapu on mandolin, Selvaganesh Vinayakaram playing the kanjira, ghatam, and mridangam, and singer Shankar Mahadevan.”
“The mridangam Southern equivalent of the Northern pakhavaj is the principal drum in South Indian Carnatic music.”
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