Ranjani and Gayatri, Poetry of the Saints

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Discover how the practice of music is the path towards moksha or liberation 

Carnatic music is the classical form of music that has been predominantly existent in the southern part of India. The sisters will explore how devotion through music is a spiritual sadhana (practice) which elevates the level of consciousness. They take you through a journey of some of their favourite spiritual composers from Purandara Dasa (1484–1564) to the trinity of composers which include Tyāgarāja (1767-1847), Dikshitar (1775 -1835) and Sastri (1762–1827) whose hymns of praise have wide appeal, in music that is by turn exuberant, intense, serene and dramatic. Saint Thyagaraja showed that Nadopasana, or the practice of music, is the path towards moksha or liberation.  

A special chance to get up close to the world-renowned versatile musicians candidly sharing their spiritual insights. 

The hour talk follows a 30-minute Q&A with the audience.  


Booking info

29 October 2023


The Barbican

from £10

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