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2016 rAmanavami Season Review

Here is a take representing the best of best of the concerts that I attended during rAmanavami 2016 : - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Being one of the busiest for me (I could cover around 25 concerts in 30 days - 20 odd posts [few combined] and 5400 visits to my page), I had to take a break from both music and work to return to my regular schedule. Hence you see a long break from my previous post to update the whole season experience.
The best part of the season in Bangalore in contrast to Margazhi is that all the concerts are held in evening, barring the budding artists who occupy the first evening slots early. Inspite of early office schedule, I have foregone the whole junior artist concerts and their reviews. That is a great miss as SRSM this year conducted RTP concerts as a competition for the title "pratibhAkAnkshi". Attending them would have helped me add new artists to my "…

2016 May 07 Chitravina Ravikiran Charulata Ramanujam KU Jayachandra Rao Amruth N @ Vani Shool

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ChitravINa: Vid. Chitravina N Ravikiran (CNR) Violin: Vid. Charulata Ramanujam  (CR) mridanga: Vid. KU Jayachandra Rao  Khanjari : Vid. Amruth N 
Occasion: 25th Ramanavami Music and Dance Festival @ Vani School, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore

01 ninnu kOriunnara vasantha varNa Adi thachur singracharyalu (O)

02 raghuvIra raNadhIra rArA husEni rUpaka tyAgarAja (O, S)
swara @ raghuvIra
03 mAmava mInAkshi rAjamAthangi varALi mishra chApu m.dhIkshithar (A, N, S)
nereval @ shyAMe shankari
04 vAchAma gOcharuDani nIpAdamulaku aTANA Adi mysUru sadAshiva rAo (A, CS)
05 raghuvamsha suDhAmbudhi chandhra kadhanakuthUhala Adi patNam subrahmaNya iyer

06 tAyE yashOdA tODi Adi UthukADu venkaTa kavi (A, N, S, T)

nereval @ bAla ennai
07 RanjaniMala (rAgamAlika) Adi TanjavurShankaraIyer

08 vishwEshwara dharushanu kar sindhubhairavi rUpaka swAthi thirunAL

09 nInAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi thyAgarAja


It was a no brainer as I had to make a decision on attending one of the Brinda/ Mukta school prodigies. When more p…

2016 May 06 Mahati CharulataRamanujam Prashanth BS Anil Parashara @ Vani Shool

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Vocal: Vid. Mahati 
Violin: Vid. CharulataRamanujam  Mridanga: Vid. Prashanth BS  Khanjari: Vid. Anil Parashara 
Ocassion: 25th Ramanavami Music and Dance Festival @ Vani School, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore

01 mAte malaya daru varNa khamAs muttiah bhagavatar (O)

02-ninnE bhajana sEyu vADanu-nATa-Adi tyAgarAja (CS, S)
Swara @ sItA 
03 endarO mahAnubhAvulu andarIki vandanamu shrI tyAgarAja

04 Adaddella oLite Aayitu pUrvikalyANi Adi p.dAsa ( A S )
Swara @ AdaddellA oLitE Ayitu 
05-sItamma mAyamma shrI-vasanta-rUpaka tyAgarAja ( N S ) 
Nereval @ dharaNija bhAgavatAgre 
06-kaddnu vAriki kaddukaddani-tODi-Adi thyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)

Nereval @ baddu tappaka bhajiyincE
07 bArO krishNayya mAND Adhi kanaka dhAsa (O)

08 pavanaja stuti pAtra kuranji KhaNda Chapu thyAgarAja

09 shlOka rAgamALika
shAntAkAram bhujaga shayanam. . ShanmukapriyA  Vishwadharam gagana. .valaji Lakshmi kAntam. ..SAranga Vande vishnum. .. Sindhubhairavi followed by 
10 tillAna sindhubhairavi Adi OVK

11 nInAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi …

2016 May 05 Dr S Sowmya CharulataRamanujam HSSudheendra GiridharUdupa @ SRSM

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Picture Courtesy: VS (Rasika friend of mine)

Vocal: Vid. Dr S Sowmya  Violin: Vid. CharulataRamanujam  Mridanga: Vid. HSSudheendra  Ghata: Vid. GiridharUdupa
01 vanajAkSirO I viraha kalyANi varNa Adi rAmanathapuram srInivAsa iyengAr (S)

02 alakalalla lAdaga madhyamAvathi rUpaka thyAgarAja (S)

03 mAyUranATham DhanyAsi chApu muththuswAmy dhIkshithar (A)

04 manavi nAlakicha rAdhaTE naLinakAnthi Adhi thyAgarAga (S)

05 amba mIna lOchani nAyaki mAyAvaram vishwanAtha shAstri (A)

06 vande sadA padmanAbham navarasakannaDa Adi swAthi thirunAL

07 RTP shaNmukhapriyA khanDa tripuTa, 1.5 beat edupu after smamam
swarAkshara pallavi line: srI rAma rAgahuvara ... sa dA mA pA hi tani followed by rAgamAlika swaras in   valaji  sunAdavinOdini rEvati suruTi
08 bAgilanu teredu rEvati kanaka DAsa

09 chaliye kunjanamO brindAvana sArang swAti thirunAL

10 nInAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adhi thyAgarAja


Light showers around 14.30 hrs in Bangalore already provided the signs of what is going to be in store for the evening. W…

2016 May 04 MS Sheela Nalina Mohan HS Sudheendra B Rajashekar @ SRSM

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Vocal: Vid. MS Sheela  (MSS) Violin: Vid. Nalina Mohan  (NM) Mridanga: Vid. HS Sudheendra (HSS) Morsing: Vid. B Rajashekar  (BR)
Occasion / Venue: 78th Ramanavami National Music Festival, Sree Ramaseva Mandali, Fort High School 
01 ninnE kOriyunnadi mA nElATa i vEla tAnavarNa kAnaDa Adi tiruveTTiyur tyAgayya (O)
02 garuda gamana samyamidhE nAgaswarAvaLi Adhi patNam subrahmaNya iyer (O S) swara @ garuDa gamana
03 Emani pogaDudurA shrI rAma nI vIravasantam Adhi tyAgarAja
04 nAradamuni veDalina kAmavardhini Adi thyAgarAja (A N S )
Nereval @ narAyAna nAmamulanu
05 paTTi viDuva rAdhu nA chai manjari Adhi thyAgarAja
06 sarasvatIm bhagavatIm namAmyaham hamsavinOdini Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar (A)
07 telialEru rAma Bhakthi mArgamunu dhEnuka Adhi thyAgarAja (S) Swara @ teliya lEru rAma 
08 vara rAga laya chenchu kAmbOdhi Adi thyAgarAja (CS)
09 shrI chAmundEshwari pAlayamAm bilahari Adhi mysUru vAsudhEvAchAr (CS)
10 rAma kathA sudhArasa madhyamAvati Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T) Nereval @ bhAmA maNi 
11 hAgE irabEku …

2016 May 03 Bangalore S Shankar Charulata Ramanujam KUJayachandra Rao BR Ravikumar @ SRSM

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Vocal: Vid. Bangalore S Shankar  (BSS)
Vocal Support: Vid. Shankar Ramani (SR)
Violin: Vid. Charulata Ramanujam  (CR)
Mridanga: Vid. KUJayachandra Rao 
Ghata: Vid. BR Ravikumar 

Occasion / Venue: 78th Ramanavami National Music Festival, Sree Ramaseva Mandali, Fort High School 


01 chalamEla jEsEvura sArasa varNa shankarAbharaNa khanda Ata swAthi thirunAL

02 siddhi VinAyakam shaNmukhapriya rUpakA m.dhIkshithar (A, S)
Swara @ prasiddha gANa nAyakam 

03 bhajarE rE mAnasa shrI AbhEri rUpaka x2 mysore vAsudevAcAr (O)

04 shrI venkatEsham tODi chaturaSra rUpaka pUci srinivAsa iyengAr (A, N, S)
Nereval @ mArajanakam mAdhva nAmakam 

05 srIdhara keEshava nArAyaNa kalyANa vasantha Adi nAdOpAsana srInivAsan (O)

06 pakkAla nilabaDi kharaharapriyA tripuTa tyAgarAja (A, N, S)
Nereval @ tanuvu che bandhana 

07 akhilAndEshwari rakshamAm dhwijAvanthi Adhi m.dhIkshithar

08 RTP shankarAbharaNa chaturaSra triputa 2 kaLai 1 beat eDupu
pallavi line: dAsharathe karuNA payOnidhe inakula tilaka
tani

09 rAgamAlika shlOka
sh…