What is the importance of preserving tradition in Camadc music and to what extent should breaking tradition be allowed?
What do you mean by tradition?
Tradition is the method of singing established by the
musicians and musicologists. It is exemplified in the
concert paddhati, for instance
Is it? Platform singing — concert-giving — you call
that tradition? Tyagarajaswami has said that those who
sing for others are unpardonable sinners. Paluku bojina
sabhalu ani patitamana vana kosage khalulu. He never
sang for others, he never sang someone else's songs
too. The practice of singing on the platform is of
recent origin, may be the last seventy-five years. So
how can that be tradition? If anything, it's most
untraditional. Indeed, we are all sinners, we who sing