Raga TriKaala Sangeetham - 3 Eras of Carnatic Music by Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society


22 Sep 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


World Music


The carnatic faculty of SIFAS pays tribute to three distinguished vaggeyakaras (singer-composers), Arunagirinathar, Syama Sastri and Harikesanellur Muthiah Bhagavatar, who represent the pre-trinity, trinity and post-trinity eras of the South Indian medieval classical music, respectively.

Arunagirinathar, a 15th century pre-trinity Tamil poet, contributed largely to chanda talas, a unique system of South Indian Tamil music, by creating poems called tiruppugazh which praises Lord Murugan.

The eldest among the trinity of carnatic music was Syama Sastri, whose contribution to the intricate laya (rhythm) system and rakthi raga compositions stands as a testimony to his remarkable stature as a prominent composer.

In the post-trinity period, one could consider 20th century composer Muthiah Bhagavatar as a colossal contributor to carnatic. He had to his credit, the innovation of 20 new ragas and a hundreds of compositions.

Carnatic Composers is a series of concerts that explore the rich diversity of carnatic music through the works of composers who have defined the genre from the 15th century to the present.

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Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981