Cerebral Shangrila

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mozart meets India

To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of the musical genius Mozart, the tamil maiyam (The folks who made the Thiruvasagam oratorio with Illayaraja) has announced a musical album titled " Mozart meets India".

The Hindu reports," After the success of its album 'Thiruvasagam in symphonic oratorio' in CDs and cassettes, the Tamil Maiyam (Tamil Centre) today announced that its second venture "Mozart Meets India" would be released on August 25.The album has been defined by its producers as 'a global soundtrack based on six Indian ragas.'A live performance would also accompany the release of the CDs and cassettes on Aug 25, the Maiyam's director Father Jegath Gaspar Raj, told reporters here.

"We have kept intact the rules, the grammar, discipline and the identity of the six Carnatic ragas of Sankarabharanam, Kapi, Panthuvarali, Bilahari, Sindhu Bhairavi and Hamsananthi. It is unlike popular fusion."The objective of "Mozart Meets India" was to enable Indian classical music resonate globally, explore and create music that would transcend genres, cross cultures and become an attractive soundtrack for the world and make Indian classical music relevant to the modern generation, he said.


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