Musician Murali Narayanan protests flute-free party

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THRISSUR: Well-known artist and Guinness record holder by conducting the longest flute concert, Murali Narayanan, spoke out against the new manual released by the state’s education department to exclude the flute from the score of melts into dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Moniyattam. Murali who performed a 27 hour flute concert at Thalikkulam here last year petitioned Education Minister C. Raveendranath. “Most of the dance forms are based on stories from Lord Krishna and there are many examples in these where the ‘mudra’ of playing the flute is performed by the performers / competitors on stage. While such “mudras” are played, the background music of any other instrument like the violin which is currently allowed to be included for the background score at youth festivals according to the manual will not be in sync with the performance on. scene, ”Murali said in his complaint.

He told this newspaper that although the practice of giving live background music for performances has been done in accordance with the new manual, almost all of the contestants have already recorded the background scores for their studio performances in Canada. including the flute and used them for the kids at school. festivals.

“It is a fact that for candidates, permission to use recorded music during the performance will reduce their expenses. But, based on the instructions given in the 14th chapter of the manual, they will have to re-record the manual without including the flute, which will cost them more money and time, ”Murali noted. However, we learn from the PRO of the Directorate of Public Instruction that there was very little chance of changing the manual as it was prepared after consultation with experts.


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