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Milestones

Jon B Higgins

Mridangam Player
Ranganathan T
Kanjira Player
Nagarajan V
Violin Player
Thyagarajan

About this album

Jon Higgins was one of the most intriguing wonders Indian Art Music saw in this era. An American who turned to learning Indian Music as a later-in-life pursuit, he astounded India with his success in completely absorbing the culture and techniques of Carnatic Music. The reproduction was true not just to the correctness of gamaka-accentuations or phonetic enunciations but the complete internalization of the language and culture-related flavors of the art, which form an inevitable part of any art music system even at its most autonomous interpretation. And this is achieved in a very short span of time under the able tutelage of T.Viswanathan, brother of the famed Balasaraswati.

He was perhaps the only example of such a rare achievement in the area of vocal music where the paucity of pedagogical techniques, in comparison to instrumental music, renders the task of emulating and reproducing nuances almost impossible for
a person who is alien to the culture.

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