Vocal : Sumitra Nitin
Violin : Vaibhav Ramani
Mrudangam : Deepika Srinivasan
Ghatam : Ganesh Moorthy
01 valaci vaciyunna nApai (varNam) – rAgamAlika – Adi – Patnam Subramania Iyer
02 shivatraya mahAgaNapaim – nATa – Adi – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar ( S )
03 paripAlayamAm – rItigauLa – rUpakam – Swathi Thirunal ( O )
04 nimmA bhAgya doDDadO – kalyANi – Adi, tishra naDai – Purandara Dasa ( A,S )
05 shLokam ( Ananda rUpE, nija bOdha rUpE ) – brindAvana sAranga
rangapura vihArA – brinAvana sArang – rUpakam – Dikshitar
06 vara rAga laya – cenchu kAmbOji – Adi – Thyagaraja
07 nagumO mu ganalEni – AbhEri – Adi x 2 – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )
neraval & Swara @ ‘jagamElE paramAtmA evaritO moraliDudu’
08 parAku mADade parAmarishi – (hindustAni?) kApi – Adi – Purandara Dasa
09 shObAnE – pantuvarALi – rUpakam – Thyagaraja
10 thillAna ( tOm tatAra tani ta dhiraNA) – kAnaDa – Adi – Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar
11 nI nAma rUpamulaku – saurAStram – Adi – thyagaraja
shLOkam ( mangaLam kOsalEndrAya) – madhyamAvati
*First concert for me in this Ramanavami season.
*Kalyani and Abheri at length. Liked both. Especially the initial phrases of kalyani were beautiful. So was some of her fast bhrigas at the higher octaves. Voice throw was a low at times. Even then, both the alapanas were pretty good.
*Nata swaras, the concluding part were awesome.
*Only one neraval, for abheri, which was good. I always prefer neravals.
*Nimma bhagya doddado, set in kalyani. She mentioned it was tuned by her guru T.Rukmini. I’ve heard bEgaDa, pantuvarALi and aThANa versions before. Kalyani version was for the first time.
*Another devarnama was heard in a different tune. She said, it was from the creative genius of Neela Ramgopal. I thought, this was done very well. It brings out the essence of the lyrics very well.
*Vaibhav Ramani ( auto correcting to Remain ), played very well through out. Young lady on mrudangam is a welcome addition ( I’ve only seen Ranjani Haridas , in this part of the world ). May their tribe increase. I am not forgetting the stalwarts like Sukanya Ramgopal etc.