Women Make Music: Mithila Sarma
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ONE by Mithila Sarma featuring Shyla Shanmugalingam and Pradeepa Sivasanthiran with percussion by Abhiram Sahathevan
The veena is a South Indian stringed lute and one of the oldest instruments within South Asian music. Each individual veena is known to have its own tonal quality, style and timbre. In One, Mithila Sarma experiments with an ensemble of vainikas (veena players) exploring and pushing the limits of the instrument’s unique bass tones, multi-octave sounds and rich gamakas (ornamented notes) in a programme of new work.