Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How our traditional music is changing but with a classical touch e.g. Karsh Kale's 'Milan'!

Good music means classical music and classical raaga based film music, for our generation. Most of our family members learnt classical music, when they were small, school going children. Now, the trend is changing, I thought...but I realize now that the foundation is so strong that it influences the youngsters to experiment new type of music, but the basic is the same!

I am giving here some samples...first, Pt.Chaurasia's flute and Ustaad Zakir Hussain's Tabla - pure classical, superb music:




Now, the same duo have changed the sound to suite the youngsters or shall I say...to the people who can enjoy, what they call 'fusion' music! This too, is good to the ears!




My son is introducing me to the latest type of music or I thought first, that this is the latest and I might not like it...but this is also interestingly melodious to the ears!

This music is by the quite famous Karsh Kale. Wikipedia says 'Karsh Kale (Marathi: कर्श काळे Kursh Kah-lay) is an Indian American producer, composer and musician, known for melding Indian music with the modern electronic club music of his American upbringing. Now, hear this:




Did you like this music? I will be happy to know your opinion!



Edited on 6th Jan. '10: Removed the film songs I had included earlier. The subject of this post, doesn't need it!

29 comments :

Bikramjit said...

yeah i remeber ages ago, going to this show of ustad zakir hussain it was excellent show , he did some wonderful things with the Tabla, I was not that old to have understood it all, But now sometimes seeing on youtube of otherwise listening to a cd i can surly say these guys are so good in there field and can create magic ....

Loved the songs you have fun

Bikram's

R. Ramesh said...

dunno much on this subj..but this post is indeed music to d ears...how u doing maam...wishes

RGB said...

Indeed music to the ears! How music has transformed over the years...and the maestros sure are keeping up with the times, innovating time and again:)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Such a musical post... thanks for the videos :) Wonder how the younger generation are or will fare...

Sandhya said...

Bikram: Zakir brings beautiful sounds from anything, even from a small plate, I have seen. We, Indians, are proud of him and Pt.Chaurasia too...divine music!


Ramesh: This post is 'good music to the ears', yes!

Thank you, Ramesh!


RGB: During our Chennai's music season, I have noticed many youngsters attending the concerts like Zakir's, more and more, every year! The melody and rhythm brings everyone together, irrespective of age!


Roshmi Sinha: Younger generation are doing very well...reality shows like saregamapa etc. showcases the young talent...it is increasing every year!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Sandhyaji... I wasn't referring to participants of music reality shows. What happens to them later is important...

What offers they get, kind of offers, from where, what type of songs, etc...

Many of our ragas have been lost... and I barely see any young maestros around. Even maestros-in-the-making. Ustad Rashid Khan is an exception. Where are the young blood who will take over or rather fill in the shoes of Ustad Zakir Hussein, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Dr. Balamuralikrishna... and so on?? Lataji and Ashaji are peerless too. Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan have perhaps filled in the gap to an extent. But where are the others??

Sandhya said...

Roshmi Sinha: What you are saying is correct, Roshmi!

Shreya, with the help of her family, has worked hard to come up to this level. Sunidhi also is very good. Her classical training is visible in her singing.

Saregamapa supersingers has given some hope. Snithi Mishra's 'Tappa' was very good. Very rarely, even trained singers sing 'Tappa'. Ranjeet was good in Ghazals. Abhilaasha was a good singer. Now, the classical training is catching up, maybe the reality shows are one of the reasons!

I have heard Rashid Khan. He is very good. Our South Indian singer, Bombay Jayashree is good. Have you heard Jayanthi Sahasrabudhdhe? Her voice is toooo good.

Chaurasia and Zakir are unbeatable! I don't remember anyone, coming even near them.

Music need lots and lots of hard work and luck too, for exposure, don't you think so?

The guru's also should push their shishyas to reach their level. They too should not have reservations and teach their students whole heartely.

Just hope for the best, Roshmi! Felt nice chatting with you!

R. Ramesh said...

thanks ya

Deepa said...

I quite like the fusion version. But I always like music which blends musical traditions. Art is all about creativity. Besides, its a great way to bring people together. Thanks for sharing the music. I'll check out more of Karsh Kale

Shoba said...

Manni, you should then listen to Buddha Bar! It is beautiful as well.

Sandhya said...

Deepa: I wouldn't have tested the latest music trends if my son had not asked me to just hear them first! If it is melodious, any music is good, I feel now! Rhythm also is very important.


Shoba: My son recommended this song of Buddha Bar's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeau6MzKpUI This is quite good!

Nice to know that our music is going everywhere now because of these youngsters!

My son says 'Buddha bar' is a series of compilation albums containing "chill out" music. First,I thought it is a band! He says that it is less mainstream and tends to contain some exotic music as well.

He recommends another similar series called, 'Cafe del Mar', which was also one of the first releases to bring AR Rahman to the attention of an international audience! Now, I must hear this!

Thanks for the information, Shoba!

Sandhya said...

Shoba: More music with Indian influence Nitin Sawhney, Karunesh, etc . - my son says!

KParthasarathi said...

Thanks.Spent sometime listening to Chuarasia and Zakir.It was so soothing.The music field is crowded with youngsters vying for notice and recognition.it is lucrative unlike in the earlier days.Tell me,is this explosion in music of all genres to the detriment of pure classical as the practitioners of such classical type also try to improvise to meet popular taste?

Varunavi said...

Not much idea of fussion or traditional music but i like ustad zakir hussain tabla,i got varu joined in a music class but she is not showing much interest in learning it and i felt it is me forcing her to learn so stopped it for a while,will ask her and then will enroll her in the class.

Sandhya said...

KParthasarathy: Did you watch the Chennai music season? So many new youngsters with good talent are coming up. The best ones should be very very talented or should have luck or there should be good contacts for them to become famous. Lot of politics here, too!

Chaurasia's and Zakir's combination should be hear at night...very very peaceful.


varunavi: Varu has joined music class? That is nice. But if she is not happy with that, wait for some more time. She should 'like' to go to the class and for that, she should have a good friend who is interested in music or the teachers should know how to teach their students in a way that they find it easy and comfortable to learn our sarigamapadani! Otherwise the children might get bored, Saritha.

Renu said...

music is always enthralling..there is this old many , and whenevr Ic all him, I just love to listen to his caller tune, though its in tamil(some bhajan)

Destination Infinity said...

Among the first two songs, the original was better. The Karsh Kale was refreshingly different and the fusion was excellent!

I somehow think that the traditional music system is too rigid. And perhaps even exclusive.

Destination Infinity

Varunavi said...

Varu was going with nephew who is 9 years old.She stopped now but he is going.I will wait for summer vacation and will ask her if she wants to go again,teacher is from chennai and quite famous in my area for her teaching.

sunil said...

Nice and euphonious post

vimmuuu said...

Thanks for sharing the songs. Its amazing Sandhya. Its time they treat music as another form of nature, like water, fire and all !

Im planning to join a music class this year atleast. Been asking people here ! :)

Sandhya said...

Renu: This shows music needs no language!


Destination Infinity: When I was small, my father used to listen to Hindustani music in his radio at 10 pm. We, children used to tease him shouting 'aaaaaaaa', whenever the alaap was going on! He used to cajol us saying 'this is good music and lot of intricacies are there for singing this alaap', etc. But for us, it was boring.

Then, we started attending Chennai December season concerts and got used to hearing 'aalaapanai' and started liking it!

Now, we are able to compare both types of music and feel Hindustani is the milder classical version, though this is also tough to learn, but easy to the ears.

I have quoted some more names of the Karsh Kale generation in the comment section (to Shoba), you can listen to them too!


Varunavi: If she mingles with children who are interested in music, she will definitely start getting interested in learning music, Saritha, don't worry. Yes, good teacher is important for learning good music.


Sunil: Welcome here, Sunil and thank you! Which type of music you preferred here?


vimmuuu: We Indians are music lovers, whether it is filmy or classical. Many youngsters, though they say they hate classical music, listen to or sing, classical raaga based film songs!

If you don't mind, I would suggest you to learn Hindustani music, vimmuuu. My niece had been learning carnatic music for a long time, here. She went to Kanpur once and stayed there for 20-25 days and at that time she learnt Hindustani music. Her feeble but melodious voice, changed completely to a strong, confident, melodious voice - voice training method of teaching in Hindustani music helped her voice to open up and the sound started coming full-throated!

All the best to your musical future, vimmuuu! You have got god-given good voice, use it and enjoy!

Chandrika Shubham said...

HNY. :)
Nice collection of music. :)

deepsspeakingup said...

Absolutely loved the piece by Karsh Kale! I've always loved fusion! Zakir Hussain-Pt. Chaurasia combination is always a treat to the ears!

Thank you so much for sharing this , Sandhya :)

sharu said...

mami, thank you so much [or your son] for introducing me to Karsh kale's music. he is superb. Why don't we have concerts like this during music season instead of sudha and sowmya?? No need to say anything about Zakir Chaurasia combo...

kanagu said...

This is the first time I am hearing Zakir Hussain's music.. thanks to you!!! I completely loved all 3 music.. like to hear them again and again.. :)

I felt myself at peace after hearing them :)

Sandhya said...

Chandrika Shubham: Thank you, Chandrika!


Deepsspeakingup: Enjoy music! I am happy to know that many of you are liking this type of music, actually, both types of music!


Sharu: Yes, I too liked Karsh Kale's music. You can hear more videos of him in 'you tube'. I have written some more names in comments. Check them too!

I am getting familiar with new things because of my son, Sharada and he knows my taste!


kanagu: I am very happy to know that you liked all types of music here! Keep hearing more of Zakir's in 'you tube'!

UmaS said...

I like fusion music better than pure carnatic !!! As u said, it appeals to the newer generation and so me and my girls can listen to it, without each one trying to switch off the music system... :)

evanescentthoughts said...

I like any kind of music.. but yeah like fusion more than completely classical..

Sandhya said...

UmaS: Pure carnatic is pleasant for people who 'know' music. Any form of lighter music is good for everyone, which is called 'fushion' now!


evanescentthoughts: Melodious music is good for everyone's ears!

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