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Unnikrishnan , Gokulashtami Concert, Unnati Center 25 July 2009

Vocal : P Unnikrishnan

Violin : Akkarai Subbalakshmi

Mrudangam : Patri Satishkumar

Ganjira : A S N Swami

Song list :

01 sarasUDa (varNam) – sAvEri – Kottaivasal Venkataramana Iyer   ( O )

02 jaya jaya swAmi  – nAttai – Narayana Theerthar ( S )

03 pankajAkshanAm ramESan – thODi – Swathi Thirunal ( N,S)

       neraval & swara @ ‘ padmanAbha pAhi pAhi ennu lOka sanchayam’

04 parama pAvana pApa mOchana – ranjani – Meesu Krishnaiyer ( A,S )

05 upachAramulanu – bhairavi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T )

       neraval & swara @ ‘ kapata nAtaka sUtra dhArivai’

       tani Avartanam

06 vishwEshwar darshan kar – sindhu bhairavi – Swati Thirunal (  O )

07 viruttam ( pachai mAmalai pOl ) –

       ODODi vandEn kanna – dharmavathi   – Ambujam Krishna

08 kAkai chirakinile – brindavana sarang   – Subramanya Bharati

09 eppaDi pADinArO – AbhEri ( karNataka dEvagAndhAri) – Sudhananda Bharati

10 mAnasa sanchararE – SAma – Sadashiva Brahmendra  ( O )

11 kuNidAnO krishna – hamsAnandi – Purandara Dasa ??

12 thillAna –  chandrajyOthi ?? – LGJ ?

13 vijaya gOpAla tE ( mangaLam) – surutti – Narayana Theertha

Uniikrishnan gave a good concert yesterday at the Unnati Center , starting their 32nd Gokulashtami Celebrations. Unlike his earlier concerts I attended, this time, I found it more aligned towards classissism and weight.  Thodi krithi of Swati Thirunal was the turning point. After an initial issue with clarity, he moved into neraval and swaras with some brilliance.  Ranjani Alapana was the best of the concert for me.  The violin reply was also apt. He choose a rare krithi from Meesu Krishnaiyer ‘parama pAvana pApa mOchana’, with a set of kalpana swarams.

The main bhairavi followed immediately, and the alapana was detailed and elaborate , so was the reply ( not the best). But, the krithi that followed was delivered with such a charm,  including the neraval and swaras. It was fantastic.  Patri Satishkumar was in outstanding form. His accompaniment was brilliant through out. He followed it up with a cracking tani Avartanam to a huge applause from the audience. 

The speech took long time , eating away to a possible RTP. Unnikrishnan closed the concert after entertaining few audience requests with a surutti mangalam. Overall a very good concert.

 
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