Source: The Hindu; Author: Sararswathy Nagarajan; Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

Payyannur T. Govindaprasad is one of the leading morsing artistes in India. An A-grade artiste of All India Radio, Govindaprasad has carved a niche for himself on the classical music concert circuit with his musical acumen and skill. This wind percussion instrument, mainly played in Carnatic music concerts in South India, is found in different parts of India. However, in many places in North India it is used as an accompaniment for folk music. Govindaprasad, who also plays the mridangam, admits that playing this instrument has helped him go places and given him the opportunity to accompany stars of the Carnatic music firmament. Excerpts from an interview with the musician…

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Payyannur Govindaprasad.