Group: Taaza Ram and Group
Kavaram, 35 stays in a village named Maga with his family of 5 people. He’s a relative of Taaza Ram and has been associated with him for more than 20 years. He belongs to the Bheel community and has been performing pabuji ki pad for more than 15 years. Apart from music, he does farming to support his family. Their group is different from other groups who perform the pad in such a way that they use Matka instead of Ravanhatta, their approach towards the art form is very theatrical. Kavaram learned the art from his father who has been involved with music for more than 40 years. His family has been performing the art of pad for generations. They use self-made Ravanhatta and it takes a lot of time and effort to produce the same. It’s made of bamboo, strings and horsehair. They also use coconuts very often. The entire process costs them around 10,000rs and takes 4-5 days.
He wants to open up a music school where he can teach students to make their own instruments and learn the artform. Making your own musical instrument provides you with a feeling of pride in possession. It gets you involved emotionally and helps in better learning.