Vocal : S Sowmya
Violin : Jyothsna Srikanth
Mrudangam : Neyveli Narayanan
Ghatam : Omkar
01 nEra nammiti – kAnaDa – Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
02 chalamElarA sAkEtarAma – mArgahindOLam – Thyagaraja ( S )
03 rAma nannau brOvara – harikAmbOji – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘meppulakai kannatAvu nappu baDaga ‘
04 ranga pura vihAra – brindAvana sArang – Muthuswami Dikshitar
05 manavyALa – naLinakAnti – Thyagaraja ( S )
06 kAru bAru – mukhAri – Thyagaraja ( A )
07 hannu bandidE – hindOLam – Purandara Dasa
08 RTP – rishabhapriya – ( khanDajAti jhumpa )
pallavi line ” rAma nAma ondE tAraka sItA -rAma..”
rAgamalika swaras in rEvathi, mOhanam, madhyamAvathi
09 vagalaDi bOdhana – behAg – thirupati Narayana Swami
10 tungA thIra virAjam – yamunAkalyANi – Kamalesha Dasa
yes, it was sung in Yamunakalyani.. and not in sAlagabhairavi.
11 thillAna ( dhim ta dhim ta ) – hamsAnandi – ?
12 mangaLam – saurAshtram
Started a bit patchy with some issues with the setting of amplification, but got into the groove with the chalamelara krithi. Swaras of margahindolam , harikamboji and nalinakanti were nice. Major alapana was for harikamboji , lastes almost 15 min. Ragam Tanam pallavi was the major of the day and was done in a complicated Tala ( to me ! ) with Trikalam and ragamalika swarams. Ragamalika swaras were sung continuously, switching from one to other with ease, without a violin reply after each raga. Tani Avartanam was short, may be due to the time pressure.
The lady who announced during the felicitation made a goof by praising the harikamboji and ‘bhairavi’ alapana of Sowmya stunning everyone including the artists. She came back and corrected herself appropriately, after the garlanding of the artists and the sponsors of the evening. This would have prompted Sowmya to confirm that the RTP was sung in Rishabhapriya, which was good as I would not have found out ( I have almost concluded it on Latangi 🙂 with a fair amount of doubt. Luckily our announcer did not talk about the RTP , may be as confused as us and found it safer to omit mentioning.
Neyveli Narayanan is a pleasure to watch. He was good as usual. Omkar also gave good support. His car was giving more support to the percussion with its alarm going off at will ( some kids playing around and would have touched) to the disgust of the audience.