Monday, March 29, 2010

Great demand for books on film music

From sports journalism to music, Ravi Menon, a Music Research Manager with Club FM, has come a long way and has carved a niche for himself in the area of history of film music in Kerala.

Once a well-known football journalist, Menon's latest book Mozhikalil Sangeethamayi (Music in Verses), a work on Indian film music is into its second edition, within two-and-a-half months of its release in last December, a rare phenomenon in the state's publication industry these days.

"The demand for the book points to Keralite's growing love towards music and nostalgia", Ravi Menon told PTI here. The book contains well-researched articles on music directors of Malayalam cinema belonging to different eras, ranging from K Raghavan to Vidyasagar.

'It is an attempt to chronicle the rise and development of playback music in general, even though the focus is on the composers, Menon said.

Full report here Outlook

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