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V R Dileepkumar @ Kulakkad , Palakkad 23rd Apr 2015

24 Apr

Vocal : V R Dileepkumar

Violin : Edappally Ajith

Mrudangam : Jayakrishnan

Ghatam : Sreejith Vellattanjur

List :

01  sAmi daya jUDa (varNam) – kEdAragauLa – Thiruvottiyur Thyagayya

02  shObillu saptasvara – jaganmOhini – Thyagaraja ( S )

03  sAdaramava sarasija dala – surutti – Swathi Thirunal ( A,S )

04  banTurIti kOlu – hamsanAdam – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

05  sArasamukhi sakala – gauDamalhAr – Muthaiah Bhagavathar

06  chakkani rAja mAragamu – kharaharapriya – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

niraval & svara @ ‘kaNTiki sundarataramaku rUpamE’

07  shLOkam ( jayatu jayatu manthram) – brindavana sarang

kamalAptakula – brindAvanasAranga – Thyagaraja

08  bArO krSNayya – rAgamAlika – Kanaka Dasa

09  cheli nEnEtlu (javaLi) – paras – Dharmapuri Subbarayar

10  shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya) – madhyamAvati

Such a fabulous concert yesterday by the team ! What an outstanding kharaharapriya, one of the best I’ve listened in the recent times. The team put up such a brilliant concert in the first half of the day after a short felicitation function of his first Guru, K M Krishnan Namboodiri.

Concert started with a brisk kedaragaula varnam, setting the combination in order. Starting at ‘saptasvara’ repeating a couple of repeats, he quickly launched the jaganmohini kriti. Few rounds of svaras in the higher speed was very nice. Surutti was the first alapana. The only request that was given to him to sing. I had heard his ‘sAdaramava’ in one of the telecast of ‘Chembai Sangeethotsavam’ and hence requested for a detailed version of the same. He complied with a splendid alapana. Swathi composition was extended to some nice rounds of kalpana svaras.

Another awesome alapana came for hamsanadam from Dileep, equally matching one from Ajith. Bantureeti had more interesting swara prasthana, with both Vocalist and the violinist trying to excel each other. A Muthaiah Bhagavathar’s composition was sung before the main.

I haven’t heard a kharaharapriya main from Dileep, and it probably was preserved for this day. What an outstanding alapana. Each phrases grew from one to the other with pristine clarity and quality. Some jaw dropping sudden twists in the phrases made it very appealing. Edappally Ajith was equally brilliant, repeating some of those interesting phrases in his turn. Chakkani raja, it was. It had been a while since I’ve heard this in a concert. Percussion team came in aptly during those sangatis. Neraval at the expected ‘kantiki sundara’ was very very good. Some of the ‘sundaratara rUpame’ picks were nice to hear. A very long two phased kalpana svaras were fabulous. Kalpana svaras alone lasted nearly 20 mins. Jayakrishnan and Sreejith were supporting the main artists very well, both through their appreciative remarks and through their percussion support through out the morning. The duo , played a good tani avartanam.

Post main wasn’t long. A nice shloka followed by kamalaptakula ( which he started at the anupallavi ‘kamala kaLatram’) was the highlight of the post main. A devarnama and the paras javali constituted for the rest. He concluded with a shlokam in madhyamavati. A top class concert with a memorable kharaharapriya. An apt tribute to his guru, on the occasion of the latter’s 60th birthday.

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “V R Dileepkumar @ Kulakkad , Palakkad 23rd Apr 2015

  1. Jayan

    April 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I was traveling quite extensively in April. I’ve been irregular to the concerts of late. But I agree, there hadn’t been any concert that was ‘earth shattering’ this time.

     
  2. Ramesh

    April 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    OH – you have been traveling. Was missing your reports in the Bangalore music season which is coming to a tame end.

    Has been a poor season this time in Bangalore. Sabhas seem to be in financial trouble – even Ramaseva Mandali. Kutcheris have been damp literally and figuratively; the rains have turned Fort High School grounds into a veritable quagmire. And Brain Drain has also been absent :):):)

     

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