Salable Audio Cassettes of the Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Center (GKCMORC) are as follows:
Name of Audio Cassettes
1.CHAMPU SARANI WITH TWO CASSETTES
“Champu” which comes under Odissi repertoire is recorded in its pure form for the posterity. “Kishore Chandrananda Champu” is a composition of Kabisurya Baladev Rath which is marked for its lyrical excellence. It contains all the songs corresponding to the number of Odia Alphabets, starting from ‘Ka’ to ‘Kshya’.
Traditionally, tuned all the songs have been transmitted orally. But if we go to any interior place or Odisha and ask the old people to sing one of them, immediately they start on. This shows its popularity. Because it was not recorded, so the tuning sometimes varies. So to bring out the original tunings Odissi Research Centre took years to record these songs after confirming the tunings with the age old maestros from different regions of Odisha. The notations of the songs along with the text of the songs in a book form with two cassettes are provided together to enable the person to pick up the tunings easily in its pure form.
25 nos. of Bruttas (the tunings of a type of song comes under Odissi repertoires) have been recorded by Odissi Research Centre. Selected lyrics of the poets like: Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja, Gangadhar Meher, Abhimanyu Samantsinghar and many more have been recorded in the cassettes.
3.ODISSI SONGS (Cassettes)
Some typical traditional songs have been recorded by Odissi Research Centre which has heavy demand in the market.
4.CHHANDA CASSETTES (Sets of 3 Nos.)
Name of the Video Cassette
This treatise of Jadunath Singh of Tigiria, Odisha is first of its kind in India which has given the exact direction how to do the specific usages. They have been shown by Guru Pankaj Ch. Das to the Sanskrit Version of the Great Sanskrit Scholar Late Pt. Nilamani Mishra. This is a Video Cassette first of its kind, it is also a basic book of Odissi Dance where the nomenclatures of different Postures and Mudras are found.
For promoting and propagating the Odissi Dance Form and Odissi Music and conducting Research in various facets of this rich cultural heritage of the State.
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