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N Ramani , Fort School Founder’s Day concert

Flute :  Sri N Ramani

Violin : Nagai Muralidharan

Mrudangam :  K V Prasad

Ganjira : N Amruth

Song List :

01 ninnu kOri ( varNam) – mOhanam –  Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar

02 praNamAmyaham – gauLa – Mysore Vasudevachar   ( S )

03 chinna nAdEna – kalAnidhi – Thyagaraja

04 sakala grahabAla – aTANa – Purandara Dasa  ( O )

05 bhajanasEya – dharmavathi – Mysore Vasudevachar  ( A , S )

06 nannu pAlimpa – mOhanam – Thyagaraja  ( A,S,T)

07 nArAyaNa ninna – sudha dhanyAsi – Purandara Dasa

08 venkaTachala nilayE – sindhubhairavi – Purandara Dasa (  O )

09 bhAgyada lakshmi bArammA – madhyamAvathi –  Purandara Dasa

raga outline  ( madhyamavathi )

Today was the founders day celebration and felicitation for 7 eminent musicians from Karnataka. This was supposed to start at 9:00 am and followed by a concert , by Nedunuri Krishnamurty.  Knowing the delays, I reached there 1 hr late to be on time to listen to Sri Nedunuri.  Hariwas already there and had given me the news. Nedunuri Krishnamurty is not performing and it would be Sri N Ramani ( another stalwart replacing Nedunuri ). The event started after I reached the place and went on till 12:00.  Hope for a decent concert was off by now, but one still wished for a 2 hr concert with all the stars on the stage. It wasn’t the the case. By 12:30 the audience were countable on fingers. There was an announcement that the food would be served by the mandali and every one MUST have food ( he said prasada ).  Later, myself and Hari witnessed a crowd you see in Sanjay’s concerts in Bangalore at the food hall ( we skipped the prasada session !).  To close the discussion on this, Iconcert wound up in just 45mins. Huge disappointment for me and the few attended.

To say the least, it was an insult to the artists, for one not having enough time to perform, second to announce ansd start the lunch while the concert was going on. Sri Ramani was mentioning that , even the organisers are not seen ( or some thing to this effect).

Otherwise the concert was good. Mohanam is a pleasure to listen through flute and Nagai Muralidharan was also very good in his time.

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Posted by on April 20, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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Sri N Ramani Flute, Nadasurabhi Cultural Academy, Koramangala 16 Sep 2007

Flute : Sri  N Ramani

Violin : M S Govindaswamy

Mrudangam : Bangalore Praveen

Ghatam : Ranganath Chakracarthy

Venue : Indian Heritage Academy, Koramangala

I had been to this concert yesterday and what a beautiful concert he gave amidst testing conditions ( pun intented , there were too many disturbances during the concert).

Main attractions were Kamalamba ( Anandabhairavi ),  AnDavanE ( shanmukhapriya ), kambOji Main ( O Rangasai ) and an amazing RTP in madhyamAvathi.

Being instrumental, I have trouble in identifying some of the krithis with my limited knowledge. Sri Hari was kind enough to help me ..  Here is the list..if there is a difference of opinioin, you are right.

01 viribONi – bhairavi  ( 5 speeds)

02  Namami Vigavinayaka  – Hamsadhwani   S

03 chinna nadena – Kalanidhi

04 sakala graha bAla – aTANa

05 gAnamUrtE – gAnamUrti

06 kamalAmbA – Anandabhairavi   A,N

07 AnDavanE – shanmukhapriya    A , S

08 O rangasAi – kAmbOji     A , N , S , T

09 alaipAyuthE – kAnaDa

10 RTP – madhamAvathi

nAyaka , vinAyaka , gaNanAyaka

swaras in Ranjani , Shivaranjani ?

11 bArO krishNayya – mAND

12 thillAna – sindhubhairavi

13 mangaLam – saurashtram

The other side of the story ( side effect ?) can be summarised  here :

Lashing rain, dogs barking all around ( 2 of them attended the concert !! – ran inside to creat havoc) , mobile ringing loud ( includes Sri Ramani’s phone) , horrible mic ( Sri Ramani’s mic was going off regularly) , inaudible Ghatam , noises of regular take off of planes, bio break by Sri Ramani during the concert ( after he finisehed Alapana and violin was playing)..

In spite of all this it was an enjoyable concert. He was in awesome form in Kamboji and the RTP .

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2007 in Concert songlist

 

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