Sikkil C. Gurucharan @ Mudhra, Chennai

Venue: Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, T. Nagar, Chennai

Date: 31 Dec 2006

Organizer: Mudhra

Vocal: Sri Sikkil C. Gurucharan (SGC)

Violin: Sri Nagai R. Muralidharan

Mridangam: Sri Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

Khanjira: Sri B.S. Purushottaman

List of songs:

1) nEra nammiti (varnam) – kAnaDA – kanDa aTa – rAmanAtapuram srInivAsa iyengAr (O)

2) sadAnanda tAnDavam – bahudAri – Adi – achutadAsar (OS)

3) kAru bAru – mukhAri – Adi – thyAgarAja (A)

4) mAtangI srI – ramAmanOhari – rUpakam – muthuswAmi dIkshitar (ANS)

5) jananI ninnuvinA – rItigowLa – misra chApu – subbarAya sAstri (O)

6) bhajana sEyavE – kEdAram – rUpakam – Anai ayyA (S)

7) rAmA nIyaDa – kharaharapriyA – Adi – thyAgarAja (ANST)

8 ) gnyabadat tsvumAni mUrdali (?) (viruttam) – dIpAvaLi (?)

    bhajarE raghuvIram – dIpAvaLi (?) – Adi – sadAsiva brahmEndra

9) nAn oru vilayATTu – navarasakAnaDA – Adi – pApanAsam sivan

10) sAramaina – behAg – rUpakam – swAti tiruNAL (O)

11) nAdrudIm tadana dIm tana (tillAnA) – sindhubhairavi – Adi – UthukkADu venkaTasubbaiyer

12) niraimadi (tiruppugazh) –  hamsAnandi – Adi – aruNagirinAthar

13) pavamAna (mangaLam) – sowrAshTram – Adi – thyAgarAja

14) mangaLam kOsalEndrAya – madyamAvati

(Key: O=raga outline, A=raga alapana, N=neraval, S=kalpana swaram, T=taniavartanam)

A brilliant concert with very good raga delineations of mukhari, ramAmanOhari and kharaharapriya. A real treat to the ears from SGC and the accomplished artists accompanying him to bring the year 2006 part of my musical journey to a close.

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