B C Manjunath is an Indian musician born in 1976. His father, who was also a musician, trained him in the Carnatic music tradition. He became one of the leading performers of Carnatic music and collaborated with many important musicians and dancers abroad. He is one of the rare musicians with the ability to read, transcribe and play from Western notation.
Interesting fact: Carnatic music is classical tradition originating in South India, whilst Hindustani music is from North India. The main difference between the genres is that Hindustani music is based on ragas (scales), whilst Carnatic music is based on kritis (compositions). Vocal music is very prominent in Carnatic music, as the kriti compositions are written to be sung. Whilst both genres are different, they do share some similarities, such as in the scales used!
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