Author - ITC SRA
The 21st century has seen many changes in our way of life. Earlier, when the channels of communication were few and far between,musicians had few distractions. Each gharana had its own unique qualities and musicians were identified by the style that typified their gharana.
With the penetration of television and other forms of entertainment, audiences are changing and tastes are becoming far more catholic. In such a scenario, many musicians have introduced elements from other gharanas into their own delineations, making it difficult to categorise their music as belonging to any one particular gharana. They have thus performed what yesteryear musicians would never have thought of – a synthesis of gharanas.