Folk & Classical
Art in India, being rich in tradition finds expression not only in Classical form but also in varied folk forms
peculiar to local culture. In this context Tamil folk has a special place in the musical scheme of things.
Tamil folk music has an age-old tradition that vents emotional expression relevant to both day-to-day
life and entertainment. There is a school of thought that opines that classical music has evolved from
folk music. In this regard, Brhaddhvani has been in the forefront of research in finding empirical
evidence for this school of thought. Sankari having got a flair for folk music, has led many ensembles
featuring the theme of 'Folk to Classical'. Doordharshan has telecast some of these programmes.
Cross Cultural Mosaic
Sankari Krishnan has performed with Mr. Steve Coleman (Saxophone), one of the famous and prominent
jazz musicians from U.S.A. She has made interactive performances with Ramesh Shotham (Percussion),
Norbert Scholly (Guitar), Carl-Ludwig Hiibsch (Tuba), Jorgos Psirakis (Saxaphone), Zoltan Lantos (violin)
and Cristopher Deu (Vibraphone), Holger Mantey (Piano).
• SANDIPOM SINDIPOM.
• HELLO UNGALUDAN - Interactive Live Interview with
• ISAIYODU NAAN - Interactive Live Interview with Public
• NAIYANDI DARBAR.
• MUSIC QUIZ.