POSTED ON November 23, 2022 8:29 am
Tabla Notes For Malayalam Songs
These artists not only created the possibilities of transcending immediate identities, even they challenged the status quo and established forms of representational culture through their films and songs; in short, they opened up possibilities for alternative imaginations.
But this isn’t all. For instance, there are song performances (traditions) in small villages that have become part of Kerala’s rich cultural heritage. I can think of Oru Mullu (Kerala Folk Songs and Dance Encyclopedia as well as Tv9 Discovery), Idaya Nila (Kerala Malayalam Folklore), Anuchayu Naam (Collective Consciousness), Pooma (Sree Cinema), Kerala Folk Songs (Sree Cinema and the Geetam), Nimish (Swadesam) etc. (these are just my favourite ones.) All of these have a tradition of older generations performing the songs at small theatres in remote places (with a single screen at the back). The audience would be made up of a few locals and that is it! But these performance traditions are becoming a dying tradition because of the lack of interest and therefore availability of appropriate instruments. It is sad to see the loss of such heritage. In fact, no one is offering financial help to these artists. However, it is not all doom and gloom. There are small companies that can provide the tools that will make these traditions possible. There are also senior artists who are performing to this tune. I believe that with the right market planning, these traditions can survive. One can also turn these performances into a tourist attraction too. But, that is a topic for a different article.
SETHURAMIAH: violin K. A. RAMANATHAN: Mridangam 9.0 NEWS IN… s) 5.30 to 6.20 AS IN MADRAS 4 6.20 LOKAVARTA News-talk in Malayalam 6.30 FOR…. Damodaran notes that the musical aspect of IPTA’s work’remains largely… of revolutionary Indian songs stored in Soumya Chattopadhyay’s Ganasangeet… of large orchestras using instruments like the sitar, veena, violin, tabla and the… in Malayalam and Bengali on the lines of Brechtian war ballads’, and also notes that…. The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song Jayson Beaster-Jones… for other regional languages of South India (e.g., Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu)…. (H. M. Reddy 1931), though Baskaran (1996) notes that this was a multilingual film. Also… sitar, sarod, violin, harmonium, tabla, and mridangam [doublebarreled drum].
The sitar is one of the most beautiful instruments in the world. The other thing is that it’s one of the easiest to play and is easy to learn. The tabla has a completely different sound and is much harder to play, and is much harder to learn.
SOUTH INDIAN SONG LYRICS | SIDI NOURI: Music director Sidi Nouribhai (86) is a remarkable person – a name that we know very well, and the father of so many singers. But what we don’t know is how he got so successful so soon. There was no education in the family, no reliable source of income, no network, no way of spreading the word, and as a result, nobody got to know about Sidi Nouri’s talent. Nor did he get to practice much. Unlike his colleagues, Sidi had to make a living from singing. As the other singers passed away, the role of the composer was taken up by him, and in a short span of 20 years, with very little musical knowledge or practice, he achieved stupendous success. His songs have become inseparable from all aspects of our life – they have been heard during weddings, celebrations, family gatherings, and funerals. Songs by Sidi include “Jaalam”(1983), “Mouna Bhi Eechhe” (1987), “Ispatr Ekkuthatha” (1990), “Aarapam” (1992), “Sakhi” (1993), “Kanmanikkattu” (1994), “Idhare” (1996), “Eethasam” (1997), “Choreyo” (1998), “Daasanam” (1999), “Idiyaraavu”(2000), “Vesham”- “The Daath”.’…. “I had no knowledge of music. Even though there were several family members who knew music, there were only two brothers and I was the eldest. In fact, I found the family position of the first born son especially difficult to bear as I felt I was left out of everything. The pressure of my father’s expectations weighed heavily on me. By the time I started school, I was already a class-X student and I never had proper tutoring. My mother held a meeting and my sisters and I were thrown together into a room. It was the first lesson I ever had. I was paid one anna for the hour-long lesson, but this was the only way I could attend school.