Friday, August 6, 2010

A date with Madan Kumar's pupils

Mouth organ maestro Madan Kumar wants to devote the rest of his life to teaching this wonderful musical instrument, which is fast becoming extinct, to the next generation. Ever since he closed down his recording studio about four years ago, he has been teaching young music enthusiasts. This is more out of passion and as a mission to popularize mouth organ among the young people than for monetary considerations.

I had been wanting to meet Madan Kumar's pupils for quite some time now. I met three of them at a popular pub-cum-disc in Pune recently. Pub owner Ramesh Khole, his chief chef Mushtaq Pathan and Meera Patole, three of Madan Kumar's disciples took some time off their busy schedule to meet me. Since it was a week day and that too early in the morning, there were not many guests in the pub.

Ramesh told his disc jockey to shut the music system so that we could have some quiet and peace. I was keen to record at least one number each of Madan Kumar's pupils before the lunch crowd started trooping into the pub. All three of them agreed. Here are the numbers:







6 comments:

Aflatoon said...

सुन्दर प्रस्तुति.सुर के साथ साथ बेहतरीन लय-ताल.

Tapan Bhatt said...

wow ND,

You must have had good time with members of our harmonica community.

Madanji, You are doing a wonderful job.

Regards to all the three upcoming stars.

三妮 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

于庭吳 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

麗王王珠 said...

看著你的BLOG 好多朋友都回應 真厲害..................................................

apoorvabhatt said...

Fine performance