Monday, 23 January 2017

2017 Jan 22 Dr JayanthiKumaresh TumkurBRavishankar PramathKiran @ Gudiya Sambhrama




vINA: Vid. Dr JayanthiKumaresh 
Mridanga: Vid. TumkurBRavishankar 
Tabala, Moring: Vid. PramathKiran 

Organiser: Gudiya Sambhrama
Venue: Sri Ramanjaneya Temple, Gavipuram, Bangalore

01 kanjadaLAyatAkSi kAmAkSi kamalamanOhari m.dIkshitar (O)

02 sItamma mAyamma vasanta rUpaka tyAgarAja (S)

03 tuLasI bilva mallikAdi kEdAragauLa Adi tyAgarAja (A, S)

04 pAlintuvO pAlimpava kAntAmaNi Adi tyAgarAja

05 RTP brindAvana sAranga Adi
Pallavi Line : rAma raghukula sOma tanayuni brOva bArama.. dasharatha tanaya
Ragamalika : nATakuranji, varamu, vAsanti

06 srI rAmachandra kripAlu bhajamana yamunakalyANi tulsidAs (O)

07 tillAna dwijAvanti LGJ

08 kAmAkShi lOkasAkShi madhyamAvathi thriputa shyAma shAsthri

Friday, 13 January 2017

Learning how to squander

Given the rather crowded phalanx of artists (particularly young ones yet to fully establish themselves) that is at the vanguard of Carnatic music today, squandering an opportunity to perform in front of a discerning audience is sacrilege; yet that is exactly what a bunch of youngsters did at the recent YUVA festival organised by Sri Rama Lalita Kala Mandira. 

The line up was quite star-studded. A master in his own right: Sikkil Gurucharan; Old gun on the circuit, but new to Bangalore - AS Murali; Debutant Mahadevan ShankarNarayanan; The 3 generation Trio on Violin; and another artist on Debut season at Bangalore - Dr. Padma Sugavanam.

All the artists had full 3 hours each to show their potential and make a mark on the rasikas of Bangalore. Except for Junior Shankarnarayanan, the other 3 vocalists squandered the opportunity through a trimmed performance.

The full 3 hours slot was used by none, non-co-operative voice adding to the issue with one of them, missing pre-concert discussion to sing an RTP with the other and at last but not the least, peeping into lyrics even for a tried and tested kriti, dropped my thrill of following up my Chennai season attendance.

But while whatever that was presented was aesthetically crystal clear, I left each of the concerts wanting more and in a disappointed mood.

It's a coincidence, writing this review on the birthday of one of Bangalore's most famous and favoured sons was born. The most popular meme on THE WALL which I have come across goes "when your name is Rahul, make it Dravid and not Gandhi!"

Sad to see a bunch of Rahul's move the Gandhian way.....

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

2017 Jan 10 PadmaSugavanam BKRaghu BCManjunath SNNarayanaMurthy @ RLKM

Vocal: Vid. PadmaSugavanam
Violin: Vid. BKRaghu
Mridanga: Vid. BCManjunath
Ghata: Vid. SNNarayanaMurthy

01 brOchevArevarE srI ranjani Adi tyAgaraja (O)

02 kUDArai vellum pUrvikalyANi shir gOvinda undanai (ti) pUrvikalyANi Adi ANDAL (O)

03 srI ranganAtham upAsmahe pUrNachandrika Adi m.dhIkshitar (CS)

04 shashi vadana bhakta candrajyOti tyAgarAja (A)

05 ninnAda nEla nIrajAksha shri rAma kannaDa Adi thyAgarAja
Swara at ninnADa

06 sarasijanAbha murare tODi swAthi thirunAL (A, N, S)
Nereval at muravAri

07 chinna nAdenA chEyi kalAniDhi Adi tyAgarAja

08 rAga tAna pallavi mOhana chaturaSra tripuTa 2 akshara eDUpu
mOhana muddu rangayya ... Nannu brOvavayya
Ragamalika in Lalita... nATakuranji.... HamsAnandi...varALi

09 ugAbhOga followed by Isha ninna charaNa bhajane dEsha kanaka dAsa

10 tillAna khamAs

11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 Jan 09 HKNM HNB PrithviBhaskar GSRamanujam SSrisaila VSRamesh @ RLKM

Violin Trio: Vid. HKNarasimha Murthy, 
         Vid. HNBhaskar 
         Vid. PrithviBhaskar 


Mridanga: Vid. GSRamanujam 

Ghata: Vid. SSrisaila 
Morsing: Vid. VSRamesh 

01 dwijAvanti varNa Adi paTNamaDai krishNa Iyer (O)


02 vAtApi gaNapatim bhajEham hamsadhvani Adi m.dIkshitar (S)

Swara @ vAtApi

03 jananI ninnuvinA rItigauLa m.cApu subbarAya shAstri (A)


04 enta muddO enta sogasu bindumAlini Adi tyAgarAja (A)


05 rAja rAja rAdhitE nirOshTa tiSra Eka muttaiah bhAgavatar


06 upacAramulanu cEkonavayya bhairavi rUpakA tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)

nereval @ kapaTa nATaka sUtradhAri

07 rAga tAna pallavi kAnaDa khaNDa tripuTa


08 jagadOdhArana ADisidaLu yashOdha kApi p.dAsa (O)


09 VenkatAchala nilayam sindhubhairavi Adi p.dAsa


10 bhAgyAda lakshmi bAramma madhyamAvati Adi p.dAsa


11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja


Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 Jan 06 ASMurali VishweshSwaminathan SaiShivu BhagyalakskshmiMKrishna @ RLKM Shankranti Festival

Vocal: Vid. AS Murali 
Violin: Vid. Vishwesh Swaminathan 
Mridanga: Vid. Sai Shivu 
Morsing: Vid. Bhagyalakskshmi M Krishna

01 vIribONi varNa bhairavi khaNDa aTa pachchimiriam Adiappayya (O)

02 vAtApi gaNapatim bhajEham hamsadhvani Adi m.dIkshitar (S)
swara @ vAtApi

03 smaraNe ondhe sAladhE malayamArutha rUpaka p.dAsa

04 rAvE himagiri kumAri kanci kAmAkSi varada tODi Adi syAma sAstri (O)

05 pAlimparAvadELarA Arabhi Adi tiSra naDai Pallavi Sesha Iyer (A, S)
swara @ pAlimpa

06 O jagadambA Anandabhairavi Adi shyAmA sAstri (O)

07 kalayAmi hrudinanda kannaDa swAtitirunAL

08 paTTi viDuva rAdhu nA chai manjari Adi tyAgarAja

09 EtA vuanrA nilakaDa nIku kalyANi Adi tyAgarAja (A, N, S, T)
nereval and swara @ shrIkaruDagu tyAgarAja karArcita

10 iDadu padamtUkki khamAs pApanAsam sivan

11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 Jan 04 MahadevanShankarnarayann SrinidhiMatur ArjunKumar @ RLKM Shankranti Festival

Vocal: Vid. Mahadevan Shankarnarayann 
Violin: Vid. Srinidhi Matur 
Mridanga: Vid. Arjun Kumar

01 jaya jaya gaNapati hamsadhvani gaNapati sachidAnandA (S)
swara @ jaya jaya gaNapati

02 mAmavasadA varade nATakuranji rUpaka s.thirunAL (S)
swara @ mAmava sadA

03 rAma bhakti sAmrAjaya shuddhabangALa Adi tyAgarAja (S)
swara @ rAma bhakti

04 anupama guNAmbudhi aTANa khanda chApu tyAgarAja

05 pAlisamma muddu SaradE shrIranjani Adi purandaradAsa (A)

06 abhayAmbAyAm sahAna tripuTa m.dhIkshitar (A, S)
swara @ abhayAmbAyAm 

07 marivEre dikkevaraiyya rAmA shaNmukhapriya Adi paTNam subramaNya iyer (A, S)
swara @ sannutAnga

08  mOhana rAma mOhana Adi tyAgarAja (A, S, T)
swara @ mOhana rAma

09 rAga tAna pallavi latAngi
pallavi line: madhurabhAnshini latAngi rAja mAtani  . . . madhurApuri vAsini
rAgamAlika swaras in dEsh, sindhubhairavi, 

10 ETra kalangaL edir pOngi midalippa (ti) nAdanAmakriya chApu ANDAL

11 tA tadhIm tadhIm tanadhirana... tillAna shaNkarAbharaNa ?

12 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 Jan 02 SikkilGurucharan BaluRaghuram RajeshSrinivasan CPVyasaVittala @ RLKM Sankranti Festival

Vocal: Vid. Sikkil Gurucharan 
Violin: Vid. Balu Raghuram 
Mridanga: Vid. Rajesh Srinivasan 
Khanjari: Vid. CP VyasaVittala 

01 calamEla jEsEvayya nATakurinji mUlevIdu rangaswamy nattuvanAr

02 BhAramA i baluni hamsanAdha Adi GNB

03 ETi yOchanalu kiraNAvaLi Adi tyAgarAja

04 kA guruguha shaNmkha kOsala m.cApu kOTIswara Iyer (A)

05 mAmava paTTAbhi rAma maNirangu M.Eka m.dIkshitar

06 marugElarA O rAghavA jayanthashrI Adi tyAgarAja

07 rAga tAna pallavi shaNkarAbharaNa Adi (R T T)
Ananda pUrNa bOdOham shivOham sachid
rAgamAlika in vasantha, naLinakAnti, varALi, Anandabhairavi, AbhOgi...in short cycles

08 Ananda pUrNa bOdOham shaNkarAbharaNa Adi sadAshiva brahmEndra (S)

09 manadai orumai vasantha TALA COMPOSER?

10 tillAna sindhubhairavi srImushaNam rAja Rao

11 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi tyAgarAja

2017 Nov 19 ShashankS BUGaneshPrasad TVBhanktavatsalam NAmrith @ kAnchanOtsava2017

Flute: Vid. ShashankS  Violin: Vid. BUGaneshPrasad  Mridanga: Vid. TVBhanktavatsalam  Khanjira: Vid. NAmrith Organiser: kAnchanOtsava ...