Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sheik Chinna Moulana - Nadaswaram
The Academy chose to honour Chinna Moula for a combination of reasons. First, no nagaswara vidwan had been given the title for 37 years. Secondly, Chinna Moula was an outstanding exponent of the nagaswara, a maestro no less, with a large following. Thirdly, he hailed from Telugu country and it would be in keeping with the image of the Music Academy as an all-India organisation to go beyond the boundaries of Tamil land to honour an 'outsider', although Chinna Moula had lived in Srirangam, near Tiruchi, for many years and acquired the status of an honorary Tamil. Finally, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Independence, it was fitting to honour a man who symbolised not only linguistic but religious harmony.
Here is an exceptionally good recording of Maoula Saheb's Nadaswaram.
Not many would do a RTP on Nadaswaram.
01 RTP Todi Adi.mp3 (30 mts)
02 Jagadoddharana kapi Adi.mp3
03 Murugan Endradume Ragamalika.mp3
Let us enjoy good music!