Have been working on our upcoming music shows in Chennai all weekend. We are completely redoing the show, and including more Tamil songs. The Chennai audience is both discerning and has a specific taste. Like the fabled Hamsa birds that can separate milk from water and drink only the milk, the Chennai audience has forgotten more about music that I care to remember.
So it is exciting for me. I feel the joy of a migratory bird that is going back home. The rosy starlings that are currently thronging Ulsoor Lake will go back to Tajikistan at about the same time I will go to Chennai. April 11 and 12.
So Chitra and I are talking every day. Deciding on film songs and classical music composers. It is fun. Speaking of birds, there is a lovely passage in this essay on that fine magazine, Muse India. On birds here