Sixteen-year-old Chennai boy SS Kumaran has got into Asian Book of Records for drumming 50 hours continuously and he broked his earlier record of 24 hours.
This 12th standard student says Trilok Gurtu and Sivamani are his musical icons and he is eighth grade drummer from Trinity College London.
Kumaran revealed his musical journey saying – “I only wanted to make the country proud and give the Chennai audience a good musical experience. And I am glad that I could do that. All I want to do is to put Indian music on top of international music charts and entertain the local crowd with what they love most. During this event, I performed film songs from five different Indian languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Gujarati. And the most interesting part was that several city musicians and bands joined me during the performance. The highlight was the jam sessions with an Indian classical band and a DJ. Sivamani and Trilok are known to make musical sounds from anything and everything! It’s such an inspiration to watch them play. I am also planning to take up a course in contemporary performance from Berklee College of Music.
My mother taught me the secret of time management; my brothers manage my schedule and work for my concerts even harder than I do. My drum masters have helped me a lot too.”