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On the subcontinent of India there are two major musical systems in the Great Tradition, which musically requires proof of authoritative doctrine and proof of an oral tradition concerning the performance of the music in question. The two major musical systems in India are Hindustani and Carnatic. The Carnatic aspect of the Great Tradition is geographically located on the peninsula with the Dravidian speaking peoples. Both systems entail strict adherence to rules governing melody, rhythm, and metric distinction of role. The specific details concerning these roles is what lucidly separates these two styles in stark contrasts.

Carnatic Album Highlights

World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Vol. 7: India
Alan Lomax
World Library of Folk and ...
Dawn Raga
U. Srinivas
Dawn Raga
Vidwan: Music of South India -- Songs of the Carnatic Tradition
Ramnad Krishnan
Vidwan: Music of South ...
Vijay Iyer / Tirtha
Southern Brothers
Kadri Gopalnath
Southern Brothers
Veena Virtuoso
Sundaram Balachander
Veena Virtuoso

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Carnatic Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Raga Kamavardhani
Satyavolu Madhava Rao
The Search Zakir Hussain / Shankar Mahadevan / John McLaughlin
Siddhivinaayakam U. Srinivas
Duality Vijay Iyer

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