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Layam Alayam Vol 1 - SD275 - DVD
The Mridangam is the most
indispensable percussive instrument, omnipresent in all South Indian Art
forms.This DVD has the mridangam maestro Guruvayoor Dorai
demonstrating various rhythmical patterns for two talas namely Adi and Misra
Chapu to his students in an interactive session, followed by an exquisite Tala
Vadhya Ensemble with his senior students in Adi and Misra Jampai in the first
volume. The second volume has an engaging demonstration of the art of playing
Mridangam for various items in a concert including a question answer session. A
must buy for every student of mridangam.
Guruvayoor Dorai is one of Indiaâ€™s most celebrated exponents of the mridangam.
Disciple of the legendary Pazhani Subramania Pillai and torchbearer of the
Pudukkottai school, Sri Dorai has completed 60 years of concert performance. His
vast experience of accompanying many giants of Carnatic music explains his
uncannily superb and perfect anticipation of the musical nuances. The highlights
of his style are his masterful and effortless playing on the Thoppi and the
gumkis. His style is the perfect blend between old and new traditions. Sri Dorai
has become a trailblazer for all young mridangam artists. He is also an
illustrious teacher and has many talented and reputed students all over the
world. He has received a host of awards and titles like Kalaimamani, Sangeeth
Natak Academy award, Laya Chakravarthy to name a few. He is the recipient of the
Sangeetha Ratnakara award at the Cleveland Thyagaraja festival for the year
2008. A truly Magnificent artist.
A) Lessons in Adi Tala Backed by genuine desire to preserve for posterity, Swathi's Sanskriti Series, uses the best of technology to release this product.
b) Lessons in Misra Chapu Tala
c) A Tala Vadhya Ensemble in Adi and Misra Jampa Talas
Disc 1 DVD 1 hr 47min
Backed by genuine desire to preserve for posterity, Swathi's Sanskriti Series, uses the best of technology to release this product.