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Sri Balaram Gouda, trained in the ancient tradition of Sakhi Nata in Ganjam sings the famous Odissi Malli-mala Syamaku Debi (ମଲ୍ଲୀମାଳ ଶ୍ୟାମକୁ ଦେବି) by the great Upendra Bhanja (1670-1740). From a session at Naikanipalli, Ganjam, Odisha. Shot by Debendra Pattanayak and Arjun Samantaray and Prateek Pattanaik.
Odissi music is a system of Indian classical music with a history spanning more than a thousand years. It has its own repertoire of indigenous ragas, a vast body of literature in the Odia language and a distinct style of rendition. This project is an attempt to make more people aware of this rich tradition by providing carefully curated content, and bring some much-needed attention to the hundreds of dedicated musicians in the villages of Odisha who have kept alive this ancient art.The Odissi Project is a part of the documentation initiative Pothi. To see more such content, look at www.pattaprateek.com.
Lead vocalist : Balaram Gouda
Mardala : Bhimasen Mahankud
Gini & others : Gaurahari Khuntia, Praphulla Swain, Jagannath Dora
Camera : Debendra Pattanayak, Arjun Samantaray, Prateek Pattanaik
Edit & subtitles : Prateek Pattanaik
© The Odissi Project, 2019