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It is the Marghazi of Bangalore. The Carnatic Music season that happens around the Rama Navami festival. Looks like my blog gets a lot of hit where people look for the concert details. And this time, the official website of the mandali seems to be down. So here you go.
Sree Ramaseva Mandali - 73rd Ramanavami Celebrations from 04-April to 05-May 2011 at Fort High School Grounds, Chamrajpet, Near K.R Market, Bangalore.
04 Apr Mon
06:45pm Nityasree Mahadevan & Party
05 Apr Tue
06:30 pm Rajesh Vaidya ( Veena ) & Party
06 Apr Wed
05:15 pm Suman G & Party
06:30 pm T M Krishna & Party
07 Apr Thu
05:15pm Sriranjani Santhanagopalan & Party
06:30pm Neyveli Santhanagopalan / TKV Ramanujachryulu / K V Prasad / Sukanya Ramgopal
08 Apr Fri
05:15pm Shikha & Party
06:30 pm S.Sowmya & Party
09 Apr Sat
04:00 - 6:15 S V Narayanaswamy Rao National Award Function
06:30 pm K J Yesudas & Party
10 Apr Sun
05:15pm Niranjana Srinivasan & Party
06:30 pm Mysore Manjunath ( violin) & Purbayab Chaterji ( Sitar) - Jugalbandi / Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam / Viswanath Nakod
11 Apr Mon
05:00pm Dr.Muralidharan & Party
07:00 pm Gayathri Venkataraghavan / B U Ganesh Prasad / Cheluvaraju / Sukanya Ramgopal
12 Apr Tue
06:30 pm Kadri Gopalnath / Kanyakumari / B Harikumar / B Rajendra Nakod /N Amruth / B Rajasekhar (Saxofone)
13 Apr Wed
05:15pm Praveen ( violin ) & Party
06:30pm Lalgudi GJR Krishnan& Vijayalakshmi ( violin) / B Harikumar / Guruprasanna
14 Apr Thu
05:15 pm Sridevi Koushik & Party
06:30 pm M S Sheela / Mysore Srikanth / H S Sudhindra / Sukanya Ramgopal
15 Apr Fri
05:15 pm V Vijayalakshmi & Party
06:30 pm Sudha Raghunathan & Party
16 Apr Sat
05:15 pm Abhiram R N & Party
06:30 pm P Unnikrishnan / Mysore Nagaraj / thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam / Guruprasanna
17 Apr Sun
10:00 am Founders Day - Felicitation of senior musicians
M S Anantharaman-M A Sundareswaran -M A Krishnaswamy - Parur Ananthakrishnan ( Violin Quartret) / R Ramesh / N Amruth
06:30 pm Ranjani& Gayathri / B U Ganesh Prasad / Poongulam Subramanyam / M A Krishnamurthy
18 Apr Mon
05:15 pm Malladi Vasavi & Party
06:30 pm Malladi Brothers / S Varadarajan / K V Prasad / Giridhar Udupa
19 Apr Tue
05:15 pm S A Karthik & Party
06:30 pm O S Arun / H N Bhaskar / J Vaidyanathan / S Karthik
20 Apr Wed
05:00 pm Bangalore Brothers / C N Chandrasekhar / V Krishna / Rajashekhar
07:15 pm Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna / H N Bhaskar / J Vaidyanathan / B N Chandramouli
21 Apr Thu
04:30 pm Akshay Padmanabhan & Party
06:45 pm S Shashank ( Flute) / Avaneeswaram S R Vinu / Yella Venkateshwara Rao / S Karthik / B N Chandramouli
22 Apr Fri
05:15 pm Harsha & Sanat ( Violin) & Party
06:30 pm N Vijay Siva & Party
23 Apr Sat
05:15 pm Suchetan Rangaswamy & Party
06:30 pm Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore manjunath ( violin Duet )/ Karaikudi R Mani / V Suresh
24 Apr Sun
06:30 pm T V Shankaranarayanan / T K V Ramanujacharyulu / B Harikumar / N Amruth
25 Apr Mon
05:15 pm R V Nityasri & Party
06:30 pm HK Venkatram(violin) / G Ravikiran ( Flute) /Ashwin Anand ( Veena) Venu-Veena-Violin / Neyveli Venkatesh / Ramanujam / Guruprasanna
26 Apr Tue
05:15 pm Hosahalli V Raghuram ( violin) & Party
06:30 pm Praveen Godkhindi ( Flute - hindustani) / Ravindra Yavagal
27 Apr Wed
06:30 pm E Gayathri ( Veena ) / Ganapathy Raman / B R Ravikumar
28 apr Thu
05:00 pm Anupama Srimali & Party
07:15 pm Muddu Mohan ( hindustani) / Vyasamurty Katti / Ravindra Yavagal
29 Apr Fri
05:15 pm Arjun Srivasthav & Party
06:30 pm Sikkil Gurucharan / S Varadarajan / Arjunkumar /Giridhar Udupa
30 Apr Sat
05:15 pm Sangeetha Tharanathan & Party
06:30 pm Ashwini bhide Deshpande ( hindustani) / Vyasamurthy Katti / Ravindra Yavagal
01 May Sun
05:15 pm S Vidya & S.Vijaya and Party
06:30 pm Hyderabad Brothers / Mysore Srikanth / MNL Raju / Giridhar udupa
02 May mon
05:15 pm Madhuri Kaushik & Party
06:30 pm R K Padmanabha / C N Chandrasekhar /C Cheluvaraju / B R Ravikumar
03 May Tue
05:15 pm B N Skandakumar & Party
06:30 pm Anuradha Madhusudan ( veena) /C Cheluvaraju / Sukanya ramgopal
04 May Wed
05:15 pm B S Murali & Party
06:30 pm Kanya kumari & Embar S Kannan ( violin duet) / K V Prasad / N Amruth
05 May Thu
05:00 pm Pallavi Prasanna / Anuthama Murali / Renuka Prasad/ Srishyla
07:15 pm Vijayalakshmi Subramanyam / Usha Rajagopal / Sudhindra / Krishna Prasad
06 May Wed
05:15 pm Vidya G Subramanian & Party
06:30 pm O S Thyagarajan / Mullaivasal Chandramouli / S Thyagarajan / M A Krishnamurthy
07 May Sat
06:30 pm Abhishek Raghuram / Mysore Nagaraj / Ananth R Krishnan / Guruprasanna
08 May Sun
06:30 pm Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt & Lalgudi GJR Krishnan ( hindustani & Carnatic jugalbandi) / Yella Venkateshwara Rao / Vishwanath Nakod
09 May Mon
06:30 pm Vishaka Hari & Party
Since I see lot of hits on my blog looking for the concert details, here is the link to the mandali's website with the concert list.
It has been hectic and have not been to a single concert yet. Hope to listen to a few concerts in April
One day I wandered into The Forum Mall and listened to Worldspace. They were playing a Haridas bhajan which was one of my favourites. Immediately decided to pick it up. My parents enjoyed having Shruthi for company. Especially my mother, who is an avid carnatic music rasika. Though I had mostly listened to only Shruthi, I would occasionally listen to other channels as well. KL Radio had some fantastic programmes on Saturdays and Sundays.
We got back from vacation and figured Worldspace was not working. On reading the news and talking to a few people, we got to know that the India Operations is shutdown for good. It has been almost a week now and the house is so quiet, having a haunted feel. Hope a miracle happens and Shruthi is heard again in our home entertaining, educating and soothing me with its collection of carnatic music.
It gave me company for almost 3 years.
It helped me listen to some good quality music.
It helped me in learning and identifying Raagas.
It brought me some good interviews with stalwarts,
It helped me in staying away from the idiot box.
It was good while it lasted.
Bye Bye Worldspace.
Yamini, the annual dusk to dawn musical festival, happens on the evening of 25th Jan every year. I was there last year and it was an amazing evening / night. The event is back this year again with another set of maestros.
This year's performance includes
- Carnatic Vocal by Ranjani & Gayatri
- Violin by Mysore brothers Nagaraj and Manjunath
- Bharatanatyam by Urmila Sathyanarayanan
- Flute by Pt.Ronu Mazumdar
Passes are free for download at the concert website. Be there, clothed in warm clothing and enjoy an amazing evening / night
I was reading a tribute to Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan last week when a couple of incidents came to my mind.
The first one happened more than 15 years ago. The movie Keladi Kanmanai was just released. DD Tamil was doing a special program for some festival occasion. There was a program by Kunnakudi and someone requested him to play the song "Mannil indha" from that movie. The song was a big hit and was famous for its breathless song by SPB. So, Kunnakudi asked the person, how should he play it. "Moochu vidama padanuma illa Moochu vittu padanuma". (Should it be played without taking a breath as in the original song or otherwise). The compere was stunned for a minute. Kunnakudi laughed and explained. If the bow stays on the strings continuously throughout the song it is called "Moochu vidama" and if the bow loses contact with the string, it is "Moochu vittu padarathu". And then to everyone's astonishment, he played it as he told.
The second incident I remember happened last year at the Sree Ramanavami Concerts at the Rama Seva Mandali. Kunnakudi had finished a song and was getting ready to start the next one. One of the accompanists got up and started walking down the stage, most probably to take a bio-break. When Kunnakudi saw this, he played the tune of "Ponal pogattaum Poda", a famous tamil film song. The entire audience burst into laughter and started clapping. The accompanist must have been embarrassed.
The few times that I have seen him play in concerts live, I have come back dumbstruck, amazed at the way he makes the violin dance to his tune. One of the best violinists of our era is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
PS: Another amusing incident happened at the same concert. He had come to the concert from Delhi after playing for the President and was accompanied by his wife. After the concert was over, I went closer to the stage to get a better look of everyone. I was standing behind his wife, when one Mami approached her and asked:
Mami: Neenga enna Iyera? Kunnakudi's Wife: ... (with a surprised look) M: Ungaluku ponnu irruka? K: ... (Even more surprised) M: En payanuku pakkalamnu ... K: Yes, but she is married and has a kid. :-) M: speechless (people around start laughing)
The schedule for the annual Ramanavami celebrations at Fort High School, Chamarajpet is out. It runs from April 7th till May 14th. I have been having a copy of the schedule for almost month now but I was hoping to find a copy online so I can pass it along. Today, Sashi volunteered to scan the schedule and give it to me as a PDF. So here it is. Check out the schedule and be there.
It is also there on upcoming. Add yourself if you are attending.
I was aimlessly browsing on Sunday night when I glanced upon Radioverve's new classical channel. I listened about for a couple of hours and the experience was fantastic. They are bringing together in association with Ananya, non-profit cultural orginazation. I hope this will help bring more new faces into fame and also help reach to a bigger audience. My only request now is to have a longer play list and more variety.
The website design is also amazing. Head over there, start listening and spread the word.
Sree Rama Seva Mandali, Chamrajpet's Ramanavami concert schedule is out. Check out the star studded schedule at the link below. Enjoy!