With the macro context set in the first three episodes of the series we shift focus into musical details – specifically Raaja’s use of folk music. This episode focuses on Raaja’s use of folk rhythms, the forms he employs, and touches briefly upon what Carnatic music provides to a composer like him.
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The need for analysis beyond personal aesthetic preferences
Folk rhythms and their use in everyday life vs. in celebration
Formalized folk elements and their impact in Raaja’s compositions
Santham and the use / placement of lyrics
The personality of a Carnatic Raga and what it provides a composer
Sundari kannal oru sethi (3:50)
Aila Re (for Yelae Nee Yettipo)
Ending clip from Naatupurappaattu