Guest: Been David
Parish: St. Thomas MTC (Lombard, IL)
Interview Date: January 19, 2021
In this interview, Beena and I have fun geeking-out on the challenges of singing an Eastern classic after years of training and experience as a Western classically trained vocalist.
The song, Yahoodiayile Oru Grammathil, is a popular Christmas devotional song that was made popular by Yesudas. Beena's version almost sounds like a different song, while still evoking the same feeling of Christmas. We explore what lead her to prepare and record the song, along with what was involved with the process. You can hear the song either on YouTube or Facebook.
Yahoodiayile oru grammathil / യഹൂദിയായിലെ ഒരു ഗ്രാമത്തില്
Other Samples of Beena's Operatic Singing:
East vs. West -- the myths that mystify (TED Talk referenced by George)
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