Smt. Ranganayaki’s work @Smithsonian

## Sangitha Acharya Smt. Ranganayaki Rajagopalan is the prime disciple of Shri Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer of the Karaikudi Veena tradition.

## Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC was established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. to more about it click link below:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/mission-history/smithsonian

## Smithsonian Folkways has come out with a (2)CD album of Smt. Ranganayaki. This album is a previously-unpublished volume of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music which was transferred to Smithsonian to keep the series publicly available. Click below link to know more about the album:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/south-india-ranganayaki-rajagopalan-continuity-in-the-karaikudi-vina-style/world/music/album/smithsonian

Below is a photo of the CD’s cover:

ranganayaki## Below is the link to a pdf – documentation on the same.

http://media.smithsonianfolkways.org/liner_notes/unesco/UNES08311.pdf

Rajeshwari padmanaban

## Richard K. Wolf, Faculty of Music Ethnomusicology, Harvard Department of Music, Cambridge, MA 02138 had recently been to Brhaddhvani. He presented this album to Dr. Karaikudi Subramanian. He has written the notes for this precious recording.

## To know more on his visit to Brhaddhvani on 13th Dec 2015 click the link below:

https://globemuse.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/the-voice-in-the-drum/

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