“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller
Undoubtedly, while music is such an outstanding and one of the most beautiful things of the world, we from Comaganin Raaga Priya attempt our little bit in touching people through nothing but music.
Our blind orchestra (our limitations are limited to just physical images), is run by nine members started in 1991 and now we have more than 25 members. It was only after Director Cheran showcased the beauty of our orchestra in his two national-awards winning movie Autograph (2004) in the song Ovvoru Pookalume with Actor Sneha, we came to be widely known by people.
Be it challenges or the recognitions that surpassed challenges, our journey for the past two decades has been amazing, to say the least. In 1995, a second prize and a gold medal in an open musical competition in Chennai – we being the only visually challenged team competing 12 other major orchestras - conducted by ShivamKalai Mandram was just a start.
Later in 1999, we entered the Limca Book of World Records for performing 16 hours non-stop with 183 songs. In 2006, our entertaining light music orchestra also received the Tamil Nadu State Award from former Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. Karunanidhi for the best self employer musical group.
Another feather on our cap was in 2007, when our orchestra created a new Guinness World Record for performing fifty hours non-stop with 2 days, 2 nights, 2 hours with 24 visually challenged musicians. During the event, 682 film songs were performed without any repetition! Comaganin Raaga Priya is proud to enter the Guiness Book of World records from Tamil Nadu, India representing its spirit of entrepreneurship and of course, it is music.
Comaganin Raaga Priya understands in spirit that, with recognitions come larger responsibilities. We teamed up with Concern India Foundation in 2007 to organize a fund raising musical event and star night show along with Airtel Super Singer finalists at Music Academy to help the underprivileged and to support development organizations working with the vulnerable people of society in the areas of education, health, community development and environment.
The film fraternity has embraced us in many occasions. Apart from the movie Autograph, the team has performed in Telugu with Actress Bhoomika in the song Mounam Gaani and in Pasupathy Rasakapalayam, for the song Uyir Thantha Thaye. M.J.C.Comagan has even acted in movies like Kannukulle and Sura with Actor Illaiya Thalabathy Vijay. Foraying into music direction, Muthal Muthalai of Bhakiyaraj has 5 songs, all composed by M.J.C.Comagan. This is the first movie in Tamil film industry where a visually challenged person composes the entire music for a film.
We are a well equipped and a purposeful group that aims at touching people’s hearts through music. And that is why, it was possible for us to do nearly more than 3000 light music shows all over the world. We can play and sing in major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and a few songs in English.
Presently the team is performing more than 10 shows per month including marriage receptions, temple functions, public shows, Sabha programs, parties and fund-raising events. Our professionally managed team has traveled to 9 countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Dubai, Abudhabi, Canada, Andaman and Nicobar islands.
What is so unique about Comaganin Raaga Priya? We are a group providing wholesome entertainment. While music is our prime focus to reach you, we also perform renowned mimicry, dance programs with film artists, play back singers and variety shows with stunning sound systems and lights.
It comes now, with no doubt of why top musicians like M.S Viswanathan, S.P Balasubramanium, Kamalahasan, Deva, Bharathwaj, Shankar Ganesh, P.Sushila, S.Janaki, Unni Menon, Unni Krishanan, Chitra, Sujatha and many others have appreciated us!
Welcome to Comaganin Raaga Priya for the most beautiful music in the world need to be felt with the heart.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us to see the most spectacular show by Comaganin Raaga Priya. For more information contact M.J.C.Comagan right away at 9841180649 / 9003107875.