Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fr. Dr. Paul Poovathinkal C.M.I.

With a Doctorate in Music from the prestigious Madras University, Fr. Dr. Paul Poovanthinkal has reportedly become the first Christian priest in the world to get a Doctorate in Carnatic Music. He is one of the distinguished few who has attempted in creating a different kind of church singing based on the Carnatic Musical Ragas instead of following the Roman style of singing. He also conducts a musical academy, Chetana, in Thrissur (Trichur). Hoping to bring more info on him in the future...

(Courtesy: V.K Sreeramente Veritta Kazhchakal broadcast on Kairali TV, a Malayalam channel)

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