#13 – Naadamaya Ee Lokavella
Few songs stick in my mind because of the music alone. One such song is this one, Naadamaya, which has less lyrics and more of svaras and instruments playing. Songs like these make me admire those who have taken lessons in music and are able to sing like this. I have tried singing along, but the svaras just don’t stick and ends up sounding fake and rashly conjoined.
Dr. Rajkumar’s songs have a way of staying in the listener’s mind long after the song has ended. This one is no different. It pushes me to restart the song and listen to it all over again. When he was awarded the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1992 for this song, the citation was “For his extraordinary rendering of a raga celebrating the all pervasive power of music.” I couldn’t put it any better I guess. Naadamaya, ee lokavella…filled with music, this world… how true that is.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 13th Nov, 2016)