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Friday, May 29, 2009

AIR Live Relay

Just back from another AIR Live Relay from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on 100.1 FM.

Radio programs are always stressful – first of all the time factor, then ofcourse the lack of any feedback (audience, pakka vadyams, etc.)…


I make it a point to sing something new always in every radio program – and today I sang Athana and Dhanyasi elaborately.

I have not elaborated both these ragas in any of my concerts and it was a fascinating learning experience.

In Athana, I sang ‘E papamu’ of Thyagaraja – a delightful kriti with its intricate sangathis – perfected by the Alathur Brothers.

And I Dhanyasi, I chose the Dikshitar masterpiece ‘Paradevatha’ – with neraval at ‘Kalaa Maalini’.

I still can not forget my guru Sri TM Krishna’s rendition of this kriti at the Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall in 1999 on the occasion of DKJ Memorial Day.


Sri CN Chandrasekhar was on the Violin while Sri MT Rajakesari played the mridangam.



Monday, May 04, 2009

Sampradaya 2009 - May 10th

Sampradaya 2009 has been one of my dreams!!!

It is heartening to note that with due support from Ananya and other sponsors, this festival is finally going to happen this Sunday (May 10th) at the Gayana Samaja, Bangalore. It would be a day long affair – leading musicians comprising MS Sheela, TS Sathyavathi, RK Padmanabha and TM Krishna would be participating.

The finale would consist of a concert by Sri TM Krishna and party at 6 pm.

It would be an honour if rasikas and students attend this event in large numbers and make it a grand success!!!!