EP 266 . 22 Feb 23

Paddhati and paramapara

With Dr. Keshavchaitanya Kunte

In the episode

  1. What according to you is Prampara and Paddhati? I know these are 2 massive subjects but just a brief introduction will help.
  2. What are the main 5 categories of Indian music? (That Dr. Ashok Ranade spoke about) Do all of them have paddhati?
  3. Seems like all music will have paddhati but does all of them have parampara? How do you define parampara in Music?
  4. In classical music, you are supposed to undergo rigorous training to master what? Paddhati? When and how are you allowed to experiment?
  5. In the music world, we hear this often, “The Lalit that morning by Aamir Khan will be etched in the heart for life”. What is the significance of time and place in this context? Which aspect of parampara and which aspect of paddhati keep the relationship?
  6. What according to you is the difference between “Shastrokta sangeet” and “Shastriya sangeet”?

About Dr. Keshavchaitanya Kunte

Dr. Keshavchaitanya Kunte joins us on Audiogyan. He is a Harmonium player, composer and musicologist. Keshavchaitanya Sir received extensive training in Hindustani Art music, for Harmonium under the able guidance of Dr. Arawind Thatte. For vocal music from Pt. Mohanrao Karve and Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade for musicology.

We’ll try to document Keshavchaitanya Sir’s thoughts on parampara (tradition) and paddhati (methodology) in the context of Hindustani Music. Just as a disclaimer, these subjects are studies of a lifetime and it’s almost impossible to pack in an hour or so… Please consider these as conversation starters.

Also before we begin, a special thanks to Dakshina Dwarka Foundation and Baithak Foundation for introducing me to Chaitanya sir. I met him at a workshop organised in Pune in 2022 on Talking with Tradition. This Audiogyan will be in Marathi and English