Cawas Lord

Percussion

Born: 1911
Died: 2007
Birth Place: Pune

Biography

Legendary Hindi film musician and path-breaking percussionist Cawas Lord pioneered and revolutionized the use of multiple rhythm instruments from the West. Instruments like the Bongo, Congo, Cobache, Castanet, Reso Reso, and the Triangle assumed new meaning in Hindi film music. Not only did a host of film musicians follow suit, but many more still continue to draw inspiration from Cawas Lord's towering work.

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