Music CD – Ado Paar Thambi (Tamil)


The songs in this collection are poems written by the Tamil poets Desika Vinayakam Pillai and Azha. Valliappa, whose works celebrate the experiences of children inviting them to examine and explore the world. The songs featured here have been set to Carnatic ragas, as well as to folk tunes and rhythms. Two booklets with the words of the songs – one in Tamil and one with the translation – are provided with each CD.


Year released : July 2001

Music is an important aspect of the child’s environment. Simple songs capture cultural traditions and pave the way for artistic expression. Children in large cities today seem to have little or no exposure to songs in their mother tongues, as they are only taught nursery rhymes in English. Songs in native languages support the traditions of a culture and open children to the literature of a region.