Kesarbai Kerkar

  • Published By: The Sruti Foundation
  • Issue: 241

Music In Old Madras

Music, and in particular Carnatic music, and Madras go back a long way together in history. The city, a creation of the British in 1639, does not have many records in terms of music for the first 100 years or so of its existence. But when the British began rebuilding the city after the French left it in 1749, the thriving Black Twon that came up outside Fort St. George, began attracting musicians.