Video: The Season of Carnatic Music in Chennai, India

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Vocalist Abhishek Raghuram and his ensemble at a carnatic music concert in Chennai, India. Raghuram's cousin, Anantha Krishnan (far right) plays the mridangum, a barrel drum. The cousins received their introduction to music from their grandfather, the mri

In Chennai, India, it is what is called "the December Season," a time when the city comes alive with thousands of concerts featuring Carnatic music, the classical music of South India. People from around the world flock there through January to hear it live. Lily Jamali found one act where the Carnatic tradition runs in the family.