Amritha Murali @ Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, TTK Road, Chennai

Date: 01 Jan 2007

Organizer: Narada Gana Sabha

Vocal: Vid. Amritha Murali

Violin: Vid. Trichy R. Govindarajan

Mridangam: Vid. Rajna Swaminathan

List of songs:

1) suguNamulE – chakravAkam – rUpakam – thyAgarAja (S)

2) kathaya kathaya – kalyANi – misra chApu – nArAyaNa tIrtar (AS)

3) srI rAmam – nArAyaNagowLa – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar

4) sari evarammA – bhairavi – kanDa jampa – syAma sAstri (ANST)

5) mandagamanE – khamAs – Adi – purandaradAsa (O)

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

A wonderful concert to start the new year with !! Vid. Amritha Murali never ceases to amaze me with her song selection. She seems to have a good repertoire of kritis. Kalyani and bhairavi alapanas were spot on. Vid. Rajna Swaminathan, the young mridangist from USA was very impressive.

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