Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sri Rama Bhaktha Jana Samaj - 16.12.08


Mysore Srikanth - Violin
J.Vaidyanathan - Mridangam
B.S.Purushotham - Kanjira

This venue always has an excellent audience and the most surprising thing was that not one person stirred from his/her seat during the brilliant Thani Avarthanam between JV and BSP :-)

Song List: (R-Raga Alapana,N-Neraval,S-Kalpanaswaram,T-Tani Avarthanam)

1. Varnam - Saveri - Adi
2. Virutham followed by Margazhi Thingal - Naatai - Adi
3. Janani Ninnuvina - Reethigowla - Misra Chapu - Subbaraya Sastri (R,S)
4. Naan Enna thavam - Kamas - Adi - Uthukadu Venkatasubbier
5. Ninnu neranammi - Panthuvarali - Rupakam - Tyagarajar (R,N,S)
6. Chitham Irangaadhadhu - Sahana - Misra Chapu - Papanasam Sivan
7. Edhuta Nilichithe - Shankarabharanam - Adi - Tyagarajar (R,N,S,T)
8. Slokam, Pravisha Radhe - Misra Sivaranjani - Kanta Chapu - Jayadeva
9. Tamburi Meetidava - Sindhubhairavi - Adi - Purandaradasa
10.Villinai - Kavadi Chindu - Subramanya Bharathiyar
11. Thillana - Hamsanandhi - Adi - Muthiah Bhagavathar
12. Mangalam


Anonymous said...

Virendar Sehwag is on a song right from the word ‘Go’. Likewise, GG needed no warm up. She was in full swing right from the opening. Caught in the materialistic / modern world, where we do not refer to Tamil calendar, it was a straight reminder from her that the month of ‘Margazhi’ has born. “Margazhi thingal…’ brought few reminiscent memories of the past, when we used to take part in daily rituals in the early mornings of margazhi in a Perumal koil; singing Thiruppavai… Everything was fine except for the ‘pongal prasadam’ that was missing.

‘Reetigowlai’ has always been a hit even in the film song circuit, like recent ‘Kangal irandal…’ from Subramaniyapuram. Believe, its unique swara format of double ni makes it sound so special. It was well sung.

‘Naan enna thavam seidheno’ in khamas by OV carries large amount of lyrical importance and the words added each time when the pallavi is sung makes it sound more interesting. May I request GG to post the lyrics on the blog for the benefit of we, rasikas.

Don’t know if JV influenced GG’s singing, with his special rhythmic patterns OR vice versa. GG threw up some surprising kalpana swaras in the main piece and ultimately, the audience gained that reflected in the heavy applause.

She did complete justice to ‘Tamil Thyagaraja’s ‘ Chittam Irangadadu enaiya’ in ‘Sahana’

If JV’s thani was good, his playing for the sahityam in the song ‘Eduta nilechite’ was something special. Violin and kanjira jelled well. Pleasantries exchanged among the artists on stage were also a nice gesture to see and all combined together, the outcome of the concert was superb.

Success of a concert rests with (quality of) the rasikas too. It was a knowledgeable crowd that appreciated even a small good move through the journey of the concert. I wondered, whether it was a miming or karaoke / sing along concert, for majority of the audience were seen singing along in their minds, their lips moving, heads nodding. It was indeed nice to watch them enjoy the soul of music. There was no glue or adhesive pasted on the chairs; but, none moved out till 'mangalam' even during the ‘thani’. The song list was so well prepared and the song placements were too good. Very rarely do we get a chance to be part of this type of concert. A lovely experience.


pushkala said...

I can imagine the concerts are all high energy and song selctions are great. I have heard you in past sing Chitham Irangaadhadhu and it was great. Kavadi chindus are our favorite too with their nice rythms!

Gayathri Girish said...

Hi Pushkala,

Yeah, with all the exuberance from the co-artists on stage, every concert of mine invariably becomes a high-energy one:-). I enjoy it that way and give full freedom to the accompanists in every concert of mine - this in turn becomes a very pleasurable,cherishable experience for all of us.


Anonymous said...

Mr Nag,

May I request you to update other concerts too like this....indeed very good narration.

I must say, I feel that I miss this completely.

Now, I am changing my job hunting destination to Chennai....atleast, next Dec season, I can be there!

Hari OM