Sanjay Subrahmanyan for Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai

Sanjay special at Brahma Gana Sabha today with a much deserved standing ovation at the end. Marathon 3 hour 40 min concert by Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal), Nagai Sriram (Violin), Nanjil Arul (Mrudangam) and Dr. S. Karthick (Ghatam). Brahma Gana Sabha is one place where I have never missed a Sanjay concert in the last so many years now.

Special mention must be made of Nanjil Arul. I have heard his recordings before but this is the first time I heard him live. He played along so well and came into his own with special endings and phrases whenever he spotted the opportunity. Nagai Sriram and Dr. Karthick were great as usual. Nagai Sriram’s ragamalika swarams for the pallavi were too good, matching the standard set by Sanjay when he sang them.

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Song list:
1) sami ni rammanave (varnam) – kedaram
2) siddhi vinayakane – kalavati (s)
3) ne pogada – varali (ans)
4) shri kamalambayam – bhairavi
5) thilai chidambarame – kapinarayani (as)
6) shri chamundeshwari – bilahari (ast)
7) summa summa – atana (a)
8) telisirama – purnachandrika
9) ragam tanam pallavi – natakapriya – misra rupakam 2 kalai
Pallavi wordings: “penmaye shaktiyada adhai vanangum perumaye buddhiyada, nara manidha”
eduppu: 6 counts after samam, arudi: 10 counts
ragamalika swarams in natakapriya, sahana, amrithavarshini, darbarikanada
9) tillana – darbarikanada
10) arumo aval – mand (o)
11) rina madhanuta – behag (o)
12) surutti (o)
13) ni nama rupa mulaku (mangalam) – saurashtram
14) vazhiya senthamizh – madhyamavati

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

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T.N.S. Krishna for Jaya TV Margazhi Utsavam

Venue: Kumara Raja Muthiah Hall, Chettinad Vidyashram, MRC Nagar, Chennai

Vocal: T.N.S. Krishna

Violin: Shertalai Sivakumar 

Mrudangam: B. Ganapathyraman
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List of songs:

1) manamohana (varnam) – mohanam (os)

2) shakti ganapatim – nattai (ons)

3) mandasmita (viruttam) – hamsanadam
krupanidhe – hamsanadam

4) saravanabhava – pashupatipriya

5) uruvai (viruttam) – shankarabharanam
manadirkisaindha – shankarabharanam (anst)

6) mavur valam – sindhubhairavi

7) tillana – hamsanandi

8) madhyamavati (o)

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

Abhishek Raghuram for Maximum Media’s Margazhi Maha Utsavam

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Venue: Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

Vocal: Abhishek Raghuram

Violin: Parur M.S. Ananthakrishnan

Mrudangam: Anantha R. Krishnan

Kanjira: K.V. Gopalakrishnan

List of songs:

1) evarani – devAmrutavarshini

2) rAkA shashivadana – Takka (a)

3) manasA mana – vardhani (ans)

4) aparAdhamulanOrva – rasALi (as)

5) varanArada – vijayashri (ons)

6) mOkSamu galadA – sAramati (ast)

7) patiki hArati – suruTTi

8) ni nama rUpa mulaku (mangaLam) – saurAshTram

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

Abhishek Raghuram for Laya Madhuraa

Venue: Arkay Convention Center, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai

Vocal: Abhishek Raghuram

Violin: Mysore Srikanth

Mrudangam: Anantha R. Krishnan

Kanjira: B. Shreesundarkumar

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List of songs:

1) mudumOmu – sUryakAntam (OS)

2) rAmAbhirAmA – darbAr (AS)

3) sAma gAna lolE – hindOLam (ANST)

4) bhavanutE – mOhanam (O)

5) murugA murugA – sAvEri (O)

6) rAgam tAnam pallavi – aTANA, pUrvikalyANi and mAND – Adi (tisra gati) (T)

   pallavi words: ra ra rajeeva lochana, ati vegame
eduppu: samam arudi: 5 aksharam

7) nI nAma rUpamulaku (mangaLam) – saurAshTram – Adi – tyAgarAja

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