Carnatic music: the need for reinvention5 min read . Updated: 29 Mar 2014, 12:03 AM IST
How do you make classical music relevant to a global audience? How can you expand its reach?
How do you make classical music relevant to a global audience? Should you even try? Today’s audience for Carnatic music ranges from Cleveland in the US to Chennai, and these are the hard-core ones. How can you expand its reach? Is it by removing the bhakti-rasa or devotional tone that some believe to be its core? Is it by changing the concert format, as some are doing? Or is it by developing a smartphone app?
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