Bangalore Ramamani @ Sastri Hall, Chennai

Venue: Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai

Date: 13th Oct 2006

Organizers: Balaganamrutam & Karnataka College of Percussion

Vocal: Smt. Bangalore R.A. Ramamani

Violin: Kum. Akkarai Subhalakshmi

Mridangam: Sri Tanjore Kumar

Ghatam: Sri H. Sivaramakrishnan

List of songs:

1) sAmi idi vELa (varnam) – kannada – Adi- pattaNam subramaNya iyer

2) gam gaNapatE – hamsadwani – Adi (tisra gati) – harikEsanallUr muthiAh bhAgavatar (S)

3) sObillu – jaganmOhini – rUpakam – thyAgarAjA (S)

4) lalitE srI – bhairavi – Adi – thyAgarAjA (ANS)

5) bAlAmbikE pAhi – manOranjani – kanda chApu – muthuswAmi dIkshitar

6) kA vA vA – varALI – Adi – pApanAsam sivan (A)

7) ratna kanchuka – kAmbOji – misra chApu – harikEsanallUr muthiAh bhAgavathar (ANS – main)

8 ) sri chakra rAja – rAgamAlikA – Adi – agastya

9) rAghavEndra daya – shubapantuvarALi – Adi – kamalEsha vittala (?)

10) pavamAna (mangaLam) – sOwrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAjA

It took some time for Smt. Ramamani to get set but once she did, beautiful AlApanAs of bhairavi and kAmbOji followed. varALi AlApana was done for a very short time. With the passage of time, the rAga AlApanAs went on getting better and better with kAmbOji being the best.

But the star of the evening was certainly Akkarai Subhalakshmi on the violin. Her bhairavi, varALi and kAmbOji were simply out of the world. Veteran musicians in the audience like Sri T.R. Subramaniam were seen enjoying every bit of what she played.

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