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On a musical rewind

On a musical rewind

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Updates from :  The Hindu : Tuning in to the best songs with songsters in Mollywood As 2018 is drawing to a close, MetroPlus listens to some singers-composers as they talk about their favourite film songs of the year SUSHIN SHYAM: I fell in love with ‘Kinavu kondoru’ from Sudani from Nigeria even before I saw the movie. I liked the progression of the song and the vocals of Neha Nair and Imam Majboor. Other favourites are ‘Ranam’, the title track of Ranam, because the sound and treatment are new; ‘Nadotukku’ from Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri, especially the music production by Yakzan [Gary Pereira]; ‘Vaanaville’ from Koode, a soothing melody, and ‘Kadavathoru Thoni’ from Poomaram, a simple yet catchy song [by Leela L Girikuttan]. Sushin composed the tracks of Varathan, Mar
Serpent as the storyteller

Serpent as the storyteller

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Updates from : The Hindu Mizhavu is the main accompaniment for the Chakyar Watching Chakyar Koothu at the Ernakulathappan Temple in Ernakulam was a treat. The major instruments that accompanied the performance of this traditional art form were mizhavu and ilatalam. The presiding deity here is Lord Siva, who is in Gaurisankara form. The Lingam in the sanctum sanctorum is swayambu (worshipped by Arjuna as Kirthamurty). Chakyar Koothu is performed as a solo narrative act and the performer wears a distinct headgear resembling the snake’s hood to signify that the story is being told by Anantha, the thousand-headed serpent. Koothambalam is the place where it is performed. After the mizhavu player performs Mizhavanakkal to announce the performance, the Chakyar recites the story based
Octogenarian shehnai player’s daily musical offering at a Bidar dargah

Octogenarian shehnai player’s daily musical offering at a Bidar dargah

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Updates from the Hindu 02 April 2017 He carries forth a family tradition despite physical frailty but there is no one to take it forward For the last nearly 70 years, the daily routine of 82-year-old Mohammad Pasha Mian has involved waking up at the crack of dawn to reach the dargah of Abul Faiz in Bidar and begin playing his 'chota shehnai' at 6 a.m. His post-prayer music recital at the nagarkhana, the music gallery atop the front gate of the dargah, also serves as a pleasant wake-up call to the people of the neighbourhood. Mian's limbs are weak owing to old age but that has neither deterred him from walking to the dargah nor reaching the nagarkhana — on all fours when there is no one around to help him with the climb up. The 'chota shehnai' he carries in his pocket, he proudly says,
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