Trichy Carnatic Musicians

For centuries, the banks of Cauvery have served and have been serving as cradle of Carnatic music, a significant place where traditional music instruments such as Thavil and Nathaswaram took massive avatars. Even now the Carnatic music continuous to resonate its rhythm in Cauvery banks, and also in social media, thanks to a dedicated Facebook group, a confluence of cub musicians and seasoned artists in the same field helping people staying away but having their roots in Cauvery delta to learn Carnatic music skills online. Though the platform has changed, learning and sharing the Carnatic music considered as a medium that bridge humans and divinity through the Facebook group is gaining ground in social networking sites.

Trichy Carnatic Musicians’ (TCM) group was started in the most popular social networking site Facebook with an objective to link the accomplished and grooming Carnatic musicians in the rhythmic Cauvery delta and also to serve as an interactive forum. Since its inception on January 20, 2011 with handful members, the group has now grown with around 500 members in six years considering the group being choosy on adding people exclusive based at Cauvery delta districts. Trichy Carnatic Musicians group comprises members of all ages irrespective of their achievements in the arena of Carnatic Music. With a wider perspective, the budding artists with the help of seniors organised an annual meet consecutively for the fifth year which was attended by the Carnatic enthusiasts of Trichy and nearby areas to further up the ladder of TCM.  

"Started by youths, TCM has now transcended age and experience. Today the group has become a platform for learning and sharing the divine music that leads to eternity. Healthy discussions on Carnatic music make the group discussion fascinating and sharing the schedules of the music concerts in Cauvery delta helps the enthusiasts to know the happenings in and around Tiruchy at ease.” R Kashyapmahesh, group member and Carnatic vocalist. The congregation of group members was recently held here with its venue ironically at Ponni Delta (Ponni, other name for Cauvery) close to the Cauvery banks where hundreds of group members and Carnatic music enthusiasts discussed the progress of Facebook group in promoting the arts. During the meeting, Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ Dr Trichy Sankaran (Veteran Mridangam Exponent) received the TCM Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2017.

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