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Earliest Known composer of devotional Music
Please do more reaserach on this issue. There are many Kannada haridasas who are earlier than Annamcharya. please refer to Haridasa and Yathidasa lineage in "haridasas of Karnataka" link in Haridasa page. like Annamacharya who sang sankIrtanas, the Kannada dasas sang devaranamas mostly for Panduranga Vitthala and Krishna. The Saints who are earlier are
Madhava Tirtha 1333
Sripadaraya seems to be contemporary of Annamacharya.
Moreover, just singing kirtana's does not make it carnatic music. There is much more to it.
please refer to section on Carnatic music.
There are some 9295 Tamil songs in Tevaram set to music and sung from 7th century CE plus Araiyar singing 4000 songs devoted to Vishnu, also prior to 10th century CE. These tamil songs are not Namsagiirtanams or devarnamas, but elaborate musical pieces set to Pann (equivalent to Ragas, and Jaatis). --Aadal 15:15, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
Offensive and Parochial
The comments made about Annamacharya kirtanas are highly offensive, uncivil and uncouth. Annamacharya kirtanas are the heart and soul of Carnatic music. Labelling them as mere singing of Kirtanas is higly objectionable. If Devaranamas and street singing also are categorized as Carnatic music the sanctity of classical music is lost. A perusal of Kannambadi's contributions reflect his parochial attitude and an element of linguistic fanaticism. It is unfortunate such persons gained prominence on wiki pages. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:21, 4 April 2007 (UTC).
Article has some prelim information on the poet. Needs more data on the life and works. Data that can be added: 1. Details of the life of Annamayya. Reference to his son 2. Details of Annamayya's association with the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple 3. List of his famous kirtans 4. Impact of annamayya on carnatic music Kalyan 05:34, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
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