Vocal : V R Dileepkumar
Violin : Edappally Ajith
Mrudangam : Palakkad Maheshkumar
Ghatam : Sreejith
01 srI raghukula – hamsadhwani – Thyagaraja (S )
02 paripAlayamAm – rIti gauLa – Swathi Thirunal
03 sItApathE nA manasunA – khamAs- Thyagaraja ( N, S )
neraval & swara @ ‘ prEma jUchi nApai pedda manasu jEsi ‘
04 AnandAmrutakarshiNi – amrutavarshiNi – Dikshitar ( A,S )
05 sakala graha bAla – aTANa – Purandara Dasa
06 kripayA pAlayA – chArukESi – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & Swara @ ‘ tapanIyanibhacela tuhinAMshu suvadana’
07 muralIdhara gOpAla -mAND – Periyaswamy Thooran
08 alarSara paritApam – surutti – Swathi Thirunal
09 mangalam ( mangalam kOsalEndrAya ) – madhyamAvati
Dileep and team gave another beautiful concert on Sunday at Madampu, during a private function. Concert started early in the evening with a hamsadhwani kriti, followed by reetigaula. Partly because of the settling time and the stabilisation of the amplification , the concert took off after this. Khamas kriti, was sang very well with some fantastic neraval and swara singing. Amrutavarshini alapana was at its best. One of the best I’ve heard in the recent past, aptly supported by Ajith on his return. The kriti and the swara singing, added to the affair.
After a quick atana kriti of Purandara Dasa, he was off to an outstanding alapana of charukesi. Traversing at ease at the higher octaves effortlessly, moving down to the lower part with some intersting bhriga laden sangatis, the charukesi alapana stood out. Ajith followed the same route and pattern to the delight of the listeners. The popular Swathi Thirunal kriti was also a treat by itself. Detailed neraval and a long sets of swara in 2 speed was enjoyable before Maheshkumar started his tani avartanam. The percussion team had been supporting very well, especially for the neraval and swara singing of khamas, amrutavarshini and charukesi. Mahesh, with some intricate left hand play was very good.
concert concluded with a Mand kriti and the audience requested padam in surutti, before mangalam. Overall a very good concert by the team.