March 16, 2004

(Con)Fusion Music

Recently I got an audio CD of Kadri Gopalnath. It had beautiful songs like 'Alai paayuthey', 'Ethanai Kodi Inbam' and 'Kurai Ondrum Illai'.
The songs had been rendered very well by Kadri Gopalnath. But it was a fusion album.
That is, the carnatic songs were mixed like some light music.

Here is my question paper on today's blog -

Isn't Sax - an western instrument - rendering carnatic music itself is enough 'Fusion'? Why does one needs to mix the light drum beats, and meaningless guitar pieces?
What is 'Fusion' music actually?

The sad fact is that it took the life out of Kadri's rendering.

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