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Raga and Tala: introduction to South Indian VocalsTeachers: Suba Sankaran, Dylan Bell (Freeplay Duo)
Get a taste of the basic elements of classical Indian music: raga (melody) and tala (rhythm). This workshop is for individual singers as well as for groups. No advance preparation is needed. No sheet music will be used. In the workshop, Suba Sankaran will introduce you to specific vocal techniques such as gamakas (microtonal inflections), solkattu (vocal drum language), and some songs taught by-rote to demonstrate these techniques..