What the heck is happening to these guys?
Is this a carnatic music concert dais or play area? I really don’t understand what this kanjeera player (Sundar Kumar) is doing on stage?
This is not “beeping” cricket ground or a basket ball court… You get your daily bread and butter because of the instrument yet not giving the status and the respect originally deserves.
Again, I am not talking about all the musicians, there are few musicians who are spoiling the culture and tradition and this example is one among them.
Few serious thought comes to my mind ?
a. Why “this” kind of musicians are not performing a classical music in a classical way in western countries ?
b. Western musicians, never change themselves for us, why the heck do we have to?
c. Why are these musicians, performing these silly acts only in western countries?
d. Do these musicians have guts to do the same stupid act in India, in a dais, (if at all accompanying) with Sri Lalgudi or Sri. Seshagopalan or Sri Karaikudi Mani or sri Palghat Raghu ? I am sure he will not try this mindless act with them. You have to/should be perfect when you are with seniors. If you do/say something, you should have the guts to do/say the same thing anywhere and anytime. If not there is some serious problem with the person himself and the act/saying is nothing but false.
e. I assume that the photo was taken during thani avarthanam. This might be one such instance and there would have been 100s of instances by the same musician might be on the same concert itself. Shame on us.
If at all (IF AT ALL) any stalwarts and greats are doing gimmicks or tricks, they have come a long way and played Lakhs and lakhs of clear / Perfect / Traditional / neat / conventional / accepted / ideal concerts throughout their life and trying to experiment a bit only on the later/final stages. This guy has just started his career 5-6 years back and this is what he does on stage. This is unacceptable and unpardonable at any time.
God save such musicians.
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