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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Rama Ravi, Nada Inbam

Rama Ravi - Vocal
Nanditha Ravi - Vocal support
RK Shriram Kumar - Fiddle
K Arun Prakash - Mrudangam

1 Jan 2019, 6:15 pm
Nada Inbam, Ragasudha hall

inta mODi - sArangA - Adi - TT
vandanamu raghunandanA - sahanA - Adi - T
AnandarUpE nijabOda rUpE - slOkam in danyAsi
srI ranganAthAya namastE - danyAsi - rUpakam - MD (S)
vinatA suta vAhana - jayanta sEnA
durusuga krupajUchi - sAvEri - Adi - SS (RS)
ekkAlattilum maravEnE - nATTakuranji - RS
sabhApatikku - AbhOgi - rUpakam - GKB
akshaya linga vibhO - shankarAbaraNam - cApu - MD (RNST)
ElarADAyanE kAmini - bhairavi - Adi - Chinnaiah
kuvalayAkshirO - gauLipantu - cApu - K
nyAyamu gAdhurA - rItigauLa - cApu
dAsaratE srI rAmA - khamAs - Adi - BR
dasarata suta - jOnpuri - rUpakam
tillAnA - pUrvi
nI nAma rUpamulaku

An awesome concert. Each kriti rendition and each of the manodarma parts were all presented in such a wonderful manner. Some of the prayogams were too good. The accompanists were good also.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Aswath Narayanan, MFAC


Aswath Narayanan - Kamalakiran Vinjamuri -Sumesh Narayanan - Sai Subramanian

1 Jan 2019, 2 pm
MFAC Hall

sObillu saptaswara - jaganmOhini - rUpakam - T
ambaramE tannIrE - kalyANi - ANDAL (NS)
mundu vEnuka iru - darbAr - Adi - T (R)
viDajAladurA - janaranjani - Adi - T (S)
brOcEvArevarurA - khamAs - Adi - MV (RNST)
varugalAmO - mAnji - cApu - GKB
srI rAma krupAla bhajamana - yamunA kalyANi
tillAnA - senjuruTTi

A nice concert from the star youngster. The neraval and svarams rendered in kalyANi were elaborate and showed good skills from the team. It was good. The AlApanai of darbAr was done well. It was developed showing the rAga nuances and was in a pace that would befit the kriti that was to follow. The rendition of mundu vEnuka iru was very touching. The next was an ultra-fast rendition of viDajAladura. It was so fast that there were times when syllables had to missed in a breath or came less audible. The svarams were equally fast. It leaves one wondering if this pace was necessary. A little more space could have not harmed anything.

The main AlApanai of khamAs was very elaborate and done in a very good manner. The kriti rendition and the neraval and svarams were all good. The rendition of the mAnji piece was slow and showed nuances that the composition intends to highlight. 

It was a good concert. The vocalist did a good job in planning and presentation. The music was good too. He has indeed put in a lot of hard work to become the star he is and definitely shows promise to shine much brighter with efforts in the right direction. The violinst was a matching and indeed a shade better in some replies he gave. Another youngster to watch for. The percussion department was very well handled by the mrudangam and morsing duo. It was a very neat accompanying all through the concert and a nice tani also.

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R Vedavalli, Nada Inbam

R Vedavalli - Vocal
Sumithra Vasudev - Vocal support
RK Shriram Kumar - Fiddle
K Arun Prakash - Mrudangam
N Guruprasad - Ghatam

29 Dec 2018, 6:15 pm
Nada Inbam, Ragasudha hall

EmaNi mATalAditivO - tODi (S)
divAkara tanujam - yadukulakAmbhOji - Ekam - MD (RS)
tanayuni brOva - bhairavi - Adi - T (RNS)
kaNDEn kaNDEn - vasantA - Adi - AK
nAdOpAsana - bEgaDa - dEsAdi - T (RtNST)
ninnuvinA marigaladA - AbhEri - SS
pAsuram in kAmbhOji, shanmukhapriyA,  kAnaDA, kApi, Ahiri
gatita samayE - Ahiri
srIkAntha enagishTu - bAgEsrI - Adi - PD
tillAnA - hamsAnandi

An awesome concert. The yadukula kAmbhOji was divine. The rAgam and kriti and svarams were all so superb. The bhairavi AlApanai was very elaborate and totally showing the contours of the rAgam. A totally mesmerising kriti rendition with neraval and svarams at the anupallavi. It was very elaborate and left some of us guessing if this was the main item of the concert already. Such was the grandeur. However, we had more.

A grander bEgaDa followed. It was just too good. The AlApanai was also followed up with a tAnam. This was rather special and was very engrossing. The kriti was rendered with an elaborate round of neraval and svarams, and a tani to follow. The AbhEri kriti was sung on request from stage. It was a moving rendition. A trademark rAgamAlikA-pAsuram of vEdavalli had to come in. It did and was wonderful. And what more, the Ahiri ashtapati was only a cap on the crown. 

The concert was very fulfilling and wonderful. The accompanists were good and joined the musical experience that was thrown by the main artist, to the audience. What a concert that was.

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