Sunday, November 26, 2006

Folk Song on Cuddalore Pollution (Tamil)

by Nityanand Jayaraman

"Gana Vijay's Villu Paattu -- a folk music form from Tamilnadu literally translated as "bow song" -- evokes the beauty and bounty of Cuddalore, and quickly switches to explain the current where the once-productive River Uppanar has no fish, the goats are dying and the chicken are sick -- all because of pollution. This is a sample from Gana Vijay's diverse portfolio."
Gana Vijay heating his "Parai" over a gas
stove. Parai is a percussion instrument made
using raw buffalo hide drawn taut over a ring.

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1 comment:

Sathiyan S said...

Very SAD!
-Sathiyan S