Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Music Workshop at Thennangur - 1/2/2014

Naadasangamam (Narada Gana Sabha Trust, Chennai) conducted a 2-day Music workshop at Thennangur on the 1st and 2nd of February, 2014.

It was a great experience teaching students two Kritis of Sri.Margadarshi Seshayyangar. There were around 27 participants who had enrolled in this workshop. They were all music students of high calibre and a few of them are regular performing artists too.

The two kritis that I handled were pAhi sEshashaila nAyakA(Anandabhairavi) and sArasadaLa nayanA(surutti).

The other resource persons in this workshop were:

Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi (session on tAnam singing):

Sri.K.Arunprakash (session on maths, music and mridangam):

Smt.Shyamala Venkateshwaran (session on rare kritis):

Dr.R.Vedavalli (session on nuances of kalpanaswarA singing ):

The students also had a yoga session and other interesting, interactive sessions.

The sessions took place in a hall within the premises of the beautiful Panduranga temple at Thennangur.

(Seen in the picture alongwith me are Smt.Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy and Smt.Chitra Srikanth- both are musicians who had enrolled in this workshop.)

Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi was the convenor of the workshop. Smt.Sumati Krishnan and Smt.Mala Mohan were the co-ordinators.

I would have loved to have been there for the entire duration of the workshop, but had to return after my session due to other commitments. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable experience !


priya ram said...

Thanks for sharing your heartfelt experience with us rasikas. I am sure the participants got to learn a lot from eminent musicians like you ! keep writing !

Venky said...

Good. Think you would have had good experience also. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Revanth said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures Gayathri Akka. It must have been an extremely wonderful experience to all the enthusiasts. Your knowledge in music and your repertoire is so vast. You are one of the very few musicians who truly respects the emotions of composers and present their compositions with the respect they deserve. I can imagine how wonderful it must have been for the learners to learn these rare gems from you. It was wonderful to see you and my guru, Ranjani Akka, in the pics.