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Abhishek Raghuram at Mylapore

Abhishek Raghuram sang today for the akhandam being held at Sundara Panduranga Mukunda Raghavendralaya Trust. T.K. Padmanabhan and M.A. Sundareswaran played the violin. B. Shreesundarkumar, Guru Raghavendra, Hanumanthapuram Bhuvarahan and Kunnakudy M. Balamuralikrishna took turns to play the mrudangam. A.S. Krishnan played the morsing.

Songs list:

1) mEru samAna – mAyAmALavagauLa

2) candracUDa – darbArikAnaDA

3) viTTalA salahO svAmI – dEsh

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Sanjay Subrahmanyan at Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple, Chennai

Vocal: Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Violin: Nagai Muralidharan
Mrudangam: Mannargudi Easwaran

List of songs:
1) pallAnDu pallAnDu – nATTai
2) shrI vENugOpAla – darbAr
3) dEva dEva jagadIshvara – pUrvikalyANi
4) paNipati shAyi – jhankAradhvani
5) ninnu sEvinchina – yadukula kAmbOji
6) shrI venkaTEsam – tODi

Unfortunately, I had to leave after this and couldn’t stay till the end of the concert.

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Concert with Jeyaraaj and Jaysri at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai

Played mridangam with the veena duo Jeyaraaj and Jaysri at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai for Layapriyan Papanasam Kumar’s Maha Shivaratri akhandam. Here is the song list:

Veena:  J.T. Jeyaraaj Krishnan and Jaysri Jeyaraaj
Mrudangam: R. Ramkumar
Ghatam: Madipakkam Murali

List of songs:
1) vishvanAthEna – sAmantA – Adi – muthusvAmi dIkSitar (A)
2) cintaya mAkanda – bhairavi – rUpakam – muthusvAmi dIkSitar (AtST)
3) ADum cidambaramO – behAg – Adi – gOpAlakrishna bhArati (O)
(Key: O=raga outline, A=raga alapana, t=tAnam, N=neraval, S=kalpana swaram, T=taniavartanam)

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Abhishek Raghuram at Rathnagireeswarar Temple, Chennai

Venue: Rathnagireeswarar Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Organizer: Bhaktha Mandali

Vocal: Abhishek Raghuram

Violin: Mysore Srikanth

Mrudangam: Vijay B. Natesan

Khanjira: K.V. Gopalakrishnan

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List of songs:

1) Ananda naTana – kEdAram (S)
2) kapAli – mOhanam (AS)
3) rAmanAtham bhajEham – kAmavardhini (ANST)
4) cintayamA – bhairavi (AN)
5) tEruvadeppO – khamAs (A)
6) vishvEshvar – sindhubhairavi  (A)
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)

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Abhishek Raghuram for Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, Bangalore

Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Organizer: Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira

Vocal: Abhishek Raghuram

Violin: Charulatha Ramanujam

Mrudangam: Anantha R. Krishnan

Khanjira: G. Guruprasanna

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List of songs:

1) karuNimpa (varNam) – sahAnA (O)

2) duDukugala – gauLa (O)

3) entarAnI – harikAmbOji (ANS)

4) aparAdhamulanOrvA – rasALi (AS)

5) sogasujUDa – kannaDagauLa (OS)

6) talli ninnu nera – kalyANi (ANST)

7) jAnakI ramaNA – kApi (A)

8) sakhi prANa – cencuruTTi

9) vishvEshvara – sindhubhairavi (A)

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

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Abhishek Raghuram at Chowdiah Hall, Bangalore

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Venue: Chowdiah Hall, Bangalore

Organizer: Bharathiya Saamagaana Sabha

Vocal: Abhishek Raghuram

Violin: H.N. Bhaskar

Mrudangam: Arjun Kumar

Khanjira: B. Shree Sundarkumar

List of songs:

1) Ananda naTana – kEdAram (S)

2) shrI vallI dEvasEnApatE – naTabhairavi (AS)

3) rAgam tAnam pallavi – khamAs, vasantA, husEni – mishra cApu (T)

    pallavi wordings: “venkaTa ramaNA, sankaTa haraNA tirupati”

    eDuppu: 10 counts after samam; arudi: 8 counts

4) bhavAnI dayAnI – sindhubhairavi (A)

5) tillAnA – pUrvi

6) nI nAma rUpa mulaku (mangaLam) – saurAshTram

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

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Concert with Gayathri Girish for Madhuradhwani

Madhuradhwani organized a lecture demonstration and concert on Sri Thyagaraja’s musical opera Nauka Charitram. Sri Nagaswamy, former Director of Archaeology spoke about Sri Thyagaraja’s inspiration behind creating this musical opera and about the songs in the opera. Later Smt. Gayathri Girish sang a few songs from the opera. Shri B.V. Raghavendra Rao played the violin while I played the mrudangam.

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Here is the song list:

1) shringArincukOni – suruTTi – Adi

2) ADavAramella – yadukulakAmbOji – mishra cApu

3) ODanu jaripE – sArangA – Adi

4) tanayanDE – bhairavi – mishra cApu

5) E nOmu nOcitimO – punnAgavarALi – Adi (tisra gati)

6) cAlu cAlu – sAvEri – mishra cApu

7) cUtAmurArE – karnATaka kApi – mishra cApu

8) allakallOlamAyEnamma – saurAshTram – Adi

9) hari hari – punnAgavarALi – Adi

10) gandhamu puyyarugA – punnAgavarALi – Adi

11) ghumA ghumAyani – saurAshTram – mishra cApu

12) mA kulamunakiha (mangaLam) – suruTTi – mishra cApu

The recording of the concert is available below: