Recently a beautiful male and female singer joined our music band. The band is frequently being asked to play at (temple) festivals and marriages. On 28 and 29 January the music band gave two wonderful performances at a festival in Chitambaram, three hours drive from Pondicherry. On average the band gives a performance in the region four times a month.
Twenty musical talents
The band consists of twenty musical talents from Alankupam and surroundings, including a few who have stayed at Isa Ma(i)yam. Soon we will be having a keyboard with a whole arsenal of sounds that are used in Tamil music. The music band earns 10.000 rupees for each performance. That equals 150 euro. The musicians all receive a part and the remainder is used to pay transport costs and sound crew.