• Voices of Clay: The Musical Journey of the Ghatam

    Sumana Chandrashekar in conversation with the Indian Cultural Forum

    October 23, 2018

    Sumana Chandrashekar is a Karnatik vocalist and ghatam player. She currently works as Senior Programme Officer responsible for the Arts Practice programme at the India Foundation for the Arts. She learnt to play the ghatam under the tutelage of Sukkanya Ramgopal, the first woman to play the instrument on stage. In this interview, Sumana Chandrashekar talks to the Indian Cultural Forum about the making of the ghatam, its history, and the space it occupies in Karnatik music.


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