Vocal : Sikkil Gurucharan
Violin : Mysore Nagaraj
Mrudangam : K V Prasad
Ghatam : Omkar Rao
Song list :
01 vanajAksha ninnE kOri – mandAri – Mysore Vasudevacharya
02 jAnakI pathE – kharaharapriya – Papanasam Sivan ( N,S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ dIna charAvana drutakara kankaNa’
03 anudinamu kAvumayya – bEgaDa – Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar ( A,N )
neraval @ ‘kanakaruci nIrUpamu kAkOdhara shayanA’
04 E rAmuni nammitinO – vakulAbharaNam – Thyagaraja
05 rAma rAma guNasIma – simhEndramadhyamam – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & swara @ ‘ muni mAnasa dhAma mrgamada sulalAma’
06 hidako biDabEDa – aTANa – Purandara Dasa
07 viruttam ( Ala mAmarathinmEl..) – kApi
enna tavam – kApi – Papanasam Sivan
08 thillAna ( dhim tattara tani nAdru dhrim dru dhim) – bilahari -Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
09 slOkam ( sarvamangala mAngalyE ) – surutti
srI rAma jaya mangaLam – surutti – Papanasam Sivan
Sikkil Gurucharan and team presented a beautiful concert yesterday at the Seshadripuram College. Look at the song list ; a variety of composers, mix of various tala, and the set of krithis rendered ( a list slightly off beat (!).. , if I may say so..).
Started 20 min behind schedule, and interrupted by poor amplification settings ( until the begada), and a free roaming young boy on the stage ; but none of these deterred the team in putting together a good concert. Good neraval and swara for jAnai patE , good bEgada alapana and neaval, a fantastic simhendra madhyamam krithi were the highlights of the evening.
Mysore Nagaraj was fantastic and his begada and sinhendramadhyamam returns were outstanding. K V Prasad was always a delight to watch. His percussion support was appropriate as ever and he and Omkar presented a good tani avartanam.