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ASIA CLASSICS 1: DANCE RAJA DANCE
THE SOUTH INDIAN FILM MUSIC OF VIJAYA ANAND

The car stopped and two casually clad gentlemen stepped out through each door. Vijaya Anand fit the picture of a young, successful South Indian music director perfectly. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a tastefully printed polyester shirt with the two top buttons undone. I could see the long gold chain with a capital “V” for a pendant. Anand has everything a young cinema music director could want — charm, imagination and involvement in his field to the core. He has been enchanting audiences with a unique blend of the world’s music since ’82.

Vijaya Anand was born Jude Matthew in 1952 in Madras, the famous tinsel town of South India. His father, a middle school teacher, and mother, a post office employee, were staunch Catholics.

When he turned seven, Vijaya’s interest in music lured him to a place in the neighborhood where an orchestra playing cinema music had its rehearsals. He was frequent visitor to this place, and his desire to play an instrument grew stronger. But his parents felt differently. They thought education was worth more than anything else. Only after a long tug of war did he manage to convince his parents to buy him a bongo.

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