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  • adj. of or pertaining to the Carnatic coast or Carnatic region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, southeastern Karnataka, and southern Andhra Pradesh.


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  • Our social feeds have been on fire with a mind-bending, gasp-worthy video posted by earlier this week — below — made by the accomplished Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath. He's a master of konnakol -- the Carnatic, or South Indian, art of speaking percussive syllables in rapid-fire, intricate patterns to convey a larger thalam, or rhythmic cycle.
    Anastasia Tsioulcas, Let This Percussionist Blow Your Mind With The Fibonacci Sequence, NPR (Aug. 10, 2018)

    August 15, 2018