Marthoma Community Podcast

George Mathew

Sharing conversations with members and friends of the Mar Thoma Church community, particularly among those in the Diocese of North America & Europe.

Interviews typically include a guest sharing their thoughts on various topics including (but not limited to) faith and traditions, personal experiences, and anything else that we might not normally get to talk about before or after church.

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#19 - Beena David: Malayalam Music as a Western Musician
Feb 3 2021
#19 - Beena David: Malayalam Music as a Western Musician
Guest: Been DavidParish: St. Thomas MTC (Lombard, IL)Interview Date: January 19, 2021In this interview, Beena and I have fun geeking-out on the challenges of singing an Eastern classic after years of training and experience as a Western classically trained vocalist.The song, Yahoodiayile Oru Grammathil, is a popular Christmas devotional song that was made popular by Yesudas. Beena's version almost sounds like a different song, while still evoking the same feeling of Christmas. We explore what lead her to prepare and record the song, along with what was involved with the process. You can hear the song either on YouTube or Facebook.Yahoodiayile oru grammathil / യഹൂദിയായിലെ ഒരു ഗ്രാമത്തില്‍Hear the song on YouTube: the song on Facebook: Samples of Beena's Operatic Singing:higher register - register (start at 0:25) - vs. West -- the myths that mystify (TED Talk referenced by George) www.marthopodcast.comCONTACT: george@marthomacommunitypodcast.comFacebook/Instagram/Twitter: @marthopodcastDON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBESupport the show