Thursday, December 26, 2013

Karmic Kaapi

Have you heard the song 'Sen tamizh thaen mozhiyai'? Did you like it? Have you heard 'Sangathil Paadatha kavithai'? Were you able to relate it to 'Thumbi vaa'? Did you think it sounded similar? Were you able to connect them? Well ofcourse it is the beautiful raagam behind it which gives them the base behind it. Here is a quick look into the best songs in the ragam 'Kaapi'.

Ofcourse the veteran, the music maestro has explored all the possible nuances of the Raagam. Some of his best compositions in this raagam are 'Thanni thoti thedi vantha' from the movie Sindu Bairavi, 'Chinna thaayaval' from the movie Thalapathy, 'Kanne Kalaimane' from the movie Mondram Pirai are classic examples for kaapi. 'Neer Veezchi Thee Moottuthe' from the movie Kanne Kalaimane is another popular song in Kaapi. TMS's voice behind 'Sirithaal' from the movie 'Maariyamman Thiruvizha'

Listen to Kapi Ragam Songs on Raaga.com

Coming to the period of A.R.Rahman, one song which best brings out kaapi is 'Kaadhal Rojave' from the movie Roja. His nephew G.V.Prakash composed 'Uruguthey Maruguthey' in Kaapi for the movie veyil. Ace music director Sharreth who has worked on considerable amount of movies in the Tamil Film industry also gave the hit number 'Mazhaiye Mazhaiye' for the movie June R in this beautifully structured raaga.

An exhaustively used raaga in the carnatic music field, An all time favourite for any music lover would be 'Jagadhodharana'. A structure that gives a sway, a structure that makes each individual delve into deeper emotions, Kaapi is definitely one ragam that is loved by many.