Rhythm is quality every person carries within himself. Just like the ‘lubdub’ of the heart, it emotes one and gives life. Indian Ethnic Percussion Instruments share a similar story, one that of expressing feelings. Centuries ago, to express emotions, man sculpted them to instruments giving it a tangible existence. Credits have to be given to people who demystified them and introduced them into popular music.
1. Nagara: The Sound of this Traditional Call drum was the signature music of the Ancient News channels and Broadcast Corporations of the medieval days in India. It sure has traveled a long way since then and is an instrument of Choice for Folk artists.
3. Jamuku: You may not get tickled, but you can’t stop loughing once you hear the jamuku. Careful it has a few tricks under its sleeve. All you need is a “Plectrum” to start the Fun.
4. Ek Tar: This unassuming poor man’s drone can melt your heart and prick your conscience if you use this as an accompanying instrument in your prayers to god. “Ek Tar” Which means “One String” may employ just one finger to produce a sound, but the power of the emotions that follow can move mountains.
|Artist: Jayachandran “Jay Chaa”||Editing & Digital Transfers: Felix Chandran|
|Narrator: Ponnu Elizabeth Mathew||Research and Content Creation: Jaychaa,|
|Cinematographer : Gopi Sabapathy - SICA||Amuthan and Ponnu Elizabeth Mathew|
|Sound Design: Amuthan||Art Director: Mahendran|