Rajan Parrikar Music Archive

Lost Voices

These cylinder recordings were found some years ago by A.N. Sharma and Anukriti Sharma. See The Age before Vinyl for details. (In the event the link evaporates, it is archived here.)

Has anyone else confirmed these? It is curious that the only claimed recording of Vishnu Digambar has him singing baalam re and not a bhakti rasa composition, suggesting it was recorded before he turned his life entirely towards spiritual pursuits.

All the photographs below are taken from Mazha Sangeet Vyasang by Govindrao Tembe.

My thanks to Dr. Vishwesh Kulkarni for sending me the recordings.

Alladiya Khan
Alladiya Khan, Atrauli-Jaipur

Alladiya Khan, Atrauli-Jaipur

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale
Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale

Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale

Bhaurao Kolhatkar
Bhaurao Kolhatkar

Bhaurao Kolhatkar

A modern version of panchatunda nararundamaladhara by Vasantrao Deshpande is here.

Prasad Sawkar

A life in music and drama.

The eminent vocalist and actor Prasad Sawkar is one of Goa‘s many sterling contributions to Art and Culture. I called on the doyen of the Marathi stage, now in his nineties, a week ago in Panjim. Check out the short video below.

Prasad Sawkar
© Rajan P. Parrikar

 

For the popular recording of the natyageeta by Ramdas Kamat, go here.