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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.




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