In this conversation with Guftugu, morching (also mukharshanku, mourching, morsing or morchang) player Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna eloquently talks about the instrument, its history, her journey as a musician, and the lack of women morching players in the world of Carnatic music.
Morching Player Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna Talks to Guftugu
A story of the ‘unseen’ instrument
Video © Guftugu.
Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna is India’s only woman morching player. She is the daughter and disciple of morching exponent Vid. Dr. L. Bhimachar. An ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, Bhagyalakshmi has widely performed in India and abroad, accompanying eminent artists like Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Vid. Neela Ramgopal, Vid. A. Kanyakumari, Vid. Sanjay Subramanyam, Vid. Sudha Raghunathan, Vid. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi and several others. She was the recipient of the ‘Ananya Yuva Puraskar’ in 2014 and the ‘Best Senior Upapakkavadyam’ award from Madras Music Academy in 2017.