KONNAKOL – South Indian Classical music Vocal Percussion


Masterclass with B.C. Manjunath

Within the Fabrica Creative Labs, on Wednesday February 3, 2021 from 15:00 to 16:00 CET B.C. Manjunath, Indian musician, will give an online lecture on KONNAKOL-South Indian Classical music Vocal Percussion.

As the title says, literally anybody who has interest can konnakol. Konnakol is an Indian Traditional Classical Ancient Artform of reciting or orally articulating Carnatic Music Percussion Syllables.

This Masterclass is for people who are, first of all, interested in learning this art form, interested in rhythms generally or in Karnatik music rhythms. A person with absolutely no clue about this art form can also participate to get a little insight into this amazing world. Of course this might interest musicians who are professionals, who are amateurs, who are in their beginning stages of learning music. Also composers might find some ideas in doing some rhythmic compositions. Dancers, be it Indian classical or contemporary, will absolutely love this.

In this session attendees will dive into learning some basic syllables of Konnakol and try to put it into a rhythmic sequence and maybe make our own little compositions; it will be possible to look into how to pronounce, articulate, modulate these amazing syllables and finally learn how to exhibit one or two Talas/Rhythmic cycles.

This 5000 years old South Indian Rhythmic Language is perhaps the most complex, intricate and aesthetically designed vocal rhythmic system in the world, which is unsurpassed, unrivalled, unparalleled unmatched in stature, complexity, depth and in range. With its routes deep seated in India, Konnakol has journeyed across the globe, deeply influencing many aspirants. Today musicians and dancers of varied backgrounds across the world, come forward to India to learn Konnakol primarily to gain mastery, by exploring newer and exciting facets in rhythm. Learning Konnakol positively impacts us in physical, psychological and spiritual planes. It helps us improve speech, gain control of thoughts and emotions, sharpens our intellect, provides peace of mind and enlivens the soul. In simple, Konnakol is most ancient and most modern art, which equally appeals and attracts musicians, dancers, art lovers, aspirants, children and common men.

Registration required, submit here
Free event, in English
Platform Zoom