It’s hard to find a better example of Kerala’s love for music than the man who lives and works in the city.
“This city of 4.2 million is my home, my heart,” said K.R.S. Broussard, who has been touring the state for over 20 years.
“It’s the city I call home, I’m an Indian.”
Broussards music has always been about living and making music in the state.
“We grew up in a rural area, and I never got a chance to meet my parents.
So when I was 16, my older brother took me to see a concert in Kerala.
I was hooked.
I wanted to get out of the house and make music,” he said.
His mother was a vocalist in a classical group and Brousard has been making music ever since.
“I’ve been making a lot of classical music since then.
I think the classical music has evolved from my family.
It’s a very modern thing.
It doesn’t feel like I’m from a rural village anymore,” he laughed.
Brousards new album, called Brousona, is based on his life experiences.
“I’m a songwriter.
My songs are more or less the same as my father’s.
I’ve written about things that I don’t understand, but that I can understand,” he explained.
B.S., the title of his new record, has a few songs that deal with religion, the police, politics and politics.
He said it has to do with the fact that, “people from Kerala are so different.
If you look at the way people are in the country, they are different from the rest of the country.
So it is something I want to convey to the people who live here.”
B.S.’s music is not limited to classical music.
“The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine, and he asked me, ‘Why is that song called B. S. B?
Is that an attempt to connect with the Kerala government?’
I told him I don