Sunday, July 29, 2007

Vikku for Vande mataram

Can a percussion instrument sing? Yes it can. Listen to Ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram's brilliant composition. Don't miss the way it begins.The Ghatam sings 'Vande mataram'.



This is my most favourite 'Vande mataram' video. Shot in Panchatann Studio in the year 1997, I simply love the way it has been edited. Vikku-ji son Mahesh Vinayakram is the vocalist for this composition.

7 Responses:

Karthik Sriram said...

I really liked this series of ads when they came up in 1997. Was a nice way to make people know about stalwarts like vikku.

Hamsika said...

How nice to have just the ghatam freakout the Vande Mataram Song...its so full of life and Vikku as always has created magic with his soulful playing.. .whch is why he is Great!! Lovely !!

ambi said...

Lovely. still i can't believe a Gatam can sing VMadaram.

edhukkum veetuku poi kettutu nambaren. :)

nextu instrument enna mor-singaa? or thamburavaa?

Karthik Sriram said...

I have a question here - is Ghatam a percussion instrument? Technically, The Ghatam doesn't have a vibrating section which produces a sound.

Karthik Sriram said...

Sorry for the spam but I found this in Wikipedia:

"A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. The term usually applies to an object used in a rhythmic context and/or with musical intent."

ambi said...

@karthik, sari, ippo enna solla vara mudivaa? :)


@b/wari, sorry for spamming by putting another comment.

he hee, avana(karthika) nirutha sollu naan nirutharen! :p

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks so much for this, do you know where I could get more of the Vande mataram videos? thanks again