What is the color of music? Nanjiamma got the recognition it deserved’: Harish Sivaramakrishnan

Kochi, First Published Jul 24, 2022, 10:30 AM IST

GodSinger Harish Sivaramakrishnan said that Nanchiyamma deserved the Shia Chalachatra award. Harish says that there is no distinction between simple and bad and difficult and good in music. Linu Lal had come to the stage against Nanjiamma getting recognition for best playback singer. This is followed by Harish Sivaramakrishnan’s post.

The song recorded by singer Nanjiamma is one of the best in her music genre. Perhaps no one else can sing that song with such grace. That is why they got the recognition they deserved. Harish said that he disagreed with the reactions that it was a bounty given to a tribal person and that it was an award given to cite a tribal person.

Words of Harish Sivaramakrishna

What is the color of music?

A distinction between simple and bad and hard and good is not possible in music. He also finds it difficult to sing many simple things. Practicing Carnatic music is a good training and will help you a lot to become a good singer.

But it is a big misconception that all branches of music can be mastered only by classical music training. It has been said in the past that if you learn Carnatic music you can sing anything – it is wrong. Each style of music has its own unique methods. Context switching is a very difficult task. Many people who sing Carnatic music for real cannot sing ghazal well. Many people who sing ghazals well cannot sing folk songs.

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The song recorded by singer Nanjiamma is one of the best in her music genre. Perhaps no one else can sing that song with such grace. That is why they got the recognition they deserved.

Melodyne and autotune are the technical means to make a good product. That is why their use should be seen as such. Looking for raw voice to choose a good singer? And watching footage without make up and lighting is not enough to choose a good actor. How many retakes did you take? That is why the award determination for the finished product will be completely based on that product.

The jury said that Nanjiamma is the best playback singer. Not the best singer in India.

Ps: Disagree with the responses that it is a bounty given to a tribal person and that it is an award given to cite a tribal person. She got this recognition because she is a very good singer in her particular genre of music

Last Updated Jul 24, 2022, 10:30 AM IST

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