'Make musicians as brand ambassadors'
Wednesday, 29 March , 2006, 11:33
Allahabad: Tabla maestro Pandit Kishan Maharaj favours the Indian Inc's financial support for classical musicians by making them brand ambassadors in the manner they back sportspersons and cine stars.
The 83-year-old artiste says it is lack of financial assistance rather than dwindling interest that is stifling promotion and preservation of Indian classical music. |
Kishan Maharaj said, "Contrary to the common belief, it is not the lack of interest among the people that threatens classical music. Rather, the huge difficulties faced by musicians in making their ends meet is the biggest stumbling black,"
The Padma Vibhushan awardee is peeved at the fact that while film stars and some sports personalities earn millions by virtue of the sheer glamour associated with their names, musicians have to travel door to door to collect a Rs 2.25 lakh needed for treatment of violinist V G Jog.
"Why is it that the entire nation was stirred when Amitabh Bachchan fell ill but recent indisposition of vocalist Bhimsen Joshi failed to cause a ripple?" said the tabla player.Edited by giggles_2005 - 16 years ago
yeh haal hai desh ka....I was just getting angry like a hell when I was watching the indisciplined crowds on II shows.An elderly person had come on stage and was singing in Lucknow show(zillion times better than the so called participant for whom they were cheering...my apologies to the gentleman for putting him in same sentence as the contestant)...and the audience were booing....what crazy people....
Elders ko gaali dena, professors ko chidhaana aur chote kapde pehanna shayad fashion hai aur 'in thing' hai...pata nahi ghar mein kya sikhaatey hain....ya yeh log itne pahunchey hue hain ki maa baap ke saamne acting kar saktey hain acche bacchon ki tarah....I was surprised how girls were dancing(abnormally) on stage with the II contestants for songs like 'Kab tak jawaani sambhaalogi rani'....wat wud her mom or dad think when they see it on screen?or may be they enjoy too....looking at their daughter on national tv....I donno....
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