Panaji, Feb 17: Renowned percussionist Anandan Sivamani popularly known as Sivamani has said that one should work hard, practice a lot and learn classical music to be a successful musician.
Speaking to UNI, Sivamani, who is also known as Drums Sivamani, said,'First you have to know basic fundamentals of drums, tabla or zambe, whatever and practice that. You have to practice, practice and practice. That will take you to limelight.'
On the role of classical music, he said if one learns it he or she can rock anywhere in the world, playing with any music. 'If you learn classical music like Carnatic rhythm you can rock anywhere in the world, playing with any music,' the musician, who was conferred upon with "Padma Shri" by the Government of India last year, said.
Sivamani, who has played for A R Rahman’s some of the most popular scores such as ‘Mustafa…Mustafa,’ of Kadhal Desam, ‘Humma..Humma’ of Bombay and ‘Chaiya…Chaiya’ of Uyire, said he was working on a feature film, his debut one.
'I am making a music debut for the first Hindi film titled Atkan Jhatkan. It’s going to be released soon. It’s about percussion,' he said.
The musician who was a prominent team member of Bollywood-themed musical – Bombay Dreams, said the makers of the new film had chosen him as it was about percussion.
He said he was also doing an album with his wife, Runa Sivamani.
The celebrated drummer was in Goa recently to perform at the Nivaan Handpan & World Music Festival. The festival had begun with the inauguration by Sivamani who was also Guest of Honour. (UNI)