Meum est propositum in taberna mori, ut sint vina proxima morientis ori.
Balnea, vina, Venus corrumpunt corpora nostra; Sed vitam faciunt baldea, vina, Venus.
In South India, singing in popular religious genres was accompanied by drums often played by women . In Carnatic music, however, women were mainly singers, and sometimes played violin or vina , but very rarely played flute , and never I think the oboe like nagaswaram... one of the characteristics of South Indian classical music has been its tendency to absorb and adopt foreign, mainly Western instruments incorporating them into the sound ideal of Carnatic music. I am talking about the violin and the harmonium in the nineteenth century, and the saxophone , clarinet , guitar , and mandolin in the twentieth century.