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Nityasree Mahadevan @ Unnati Centre, Gokulashtami Series 12 Aug 2012

13 Aug

Vocal : Nityasree Mahadevan

Violin : B U Ganesh Prasad

Mrudangam : Neyveli Skandasubramaniam

Ghatam : G. Omkar

List:

01  varnam – pantuvarALi ( I came in after this)

02  bhajana sEya – aThANa – Thyagaraja ( O,S )

03  SLOkam ( krishNAya vAsudEvAya) – rEvagupti

gOpAlaka pAhimAm – rEvagupti – Swati Thirunal

04  kAmAkshi SrI varalakshmi – bilahari – Dikshitar ( A )

05  kanaka sabhApati dariSanam – dhanyAsi – Gopalakrishna Bharati ( O,S )

06  nArAyaNa yennirO – jingaLa – Purandara Dasa

07  shObhillu saptaswara – jaganmOhini – Thyagaraja

08  kaligiyuntE gada – kIravAni – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ bAguga SrI raghurAmuni padamula’

09  SLOkam ( jagati vicita mantram ) – pUrvikalyANi

O rAma nI nAmam – pUrvikalyANi – Bhadrachala Ramadas

10  nArAyaNa hari nArAyaNa – rAgamAlika ( Anandabhairavi,bhAgEsri,sAma) – Mangalam Ganapati

11  viruttam ( chandanamum ) – karNAtaka dEvagAndhAri

kANAyiram kaN vENDum – karNAtaka dEvagAndhAri – Arulavan

12  narajanma bandAga – basanth ( as she announced) – Purandara Dasa

13  veTri ettu dikkum – mOhanam – Subramanya bharati

14  engaL nAttukkentha nADu – sindhu bhairavi ?

15  thillAna ( dhIm ta dhIm tana dhIm dhiraNa dhIm ) – rAgamAlika ( bhUpALam,kEdAram,nIlamaNi,brindAvani) – Lalita Shivakumar

16  mangaLam – saurAshtram/madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja

The concert had many kritis that are not often heard. She also chose kritis from many composers. To me that was the real highlight of the concert yesterday. The hall was packed and not a place to sit. The organisers were constantly moving people ‘an inch at a time’ to accommodate the pouring rasika into the hall. I reached as the varnam was coming to the end.

Atana kriti was ok , she had an elaborate swara prasthana to end which I thought was decent. Revagupti, preceded by a short slokam was good. Bilahari was the first alapana with some good violin return from Ganesh Prasad. I was expecting a veravl or kalpana swara for this but it did not come. She announced dhanyasi, and another not often heard kriti  was presented. I thought it would have been more appealing, had she sang this a pinch slower. A short round of swara prasthana followed. Neither this had the sub-main treatment. Two short kritis came in as filler; the dasarnama tuned in jingala was interesting.

Keeravali, alapana was detailed with lot of ‘akara’ singing. It was good, so was the return on violin. However, the kriti and neraval that followed were sang very well. Kalpana swara wasnt all that great, though she did some interesting patterns. The percussion duo had their turn , which was adequately good. Neyveli Skandasubramaniam ,however was pretty impressive through out.

Post main, had a series of interesting kritis, from Bhadrachala Ramadas to a Malayalam song on Guruvayurappan, a Tamil kriti on Murukan and a Dasarnama in Kannada. As we are approaching  the Independent Day, she clarified, she sang a couple of patriotic songs. Concert concluded with a thillana in 4 ragams, composed by her mother.

She sang a lot of kritis to the liking of many in the crowd. However, I was disappointed because, there were only two alapana and only one neraval.

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