Dr KJ Yesudas @ Fort High School, Ramanavami

This year's RamaNavami festival at Fort High School commenced with a recital by KJY.

Dr KJ Yesudas - Vocal
Mahadeva Sarma - Violin
Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam - Mridangam
Radha Krishnan - Ghatam


1. Valachi vacchi - Navaraga malika Varnam
2. Vatapi ganapathim - Hamsadhwani - MD - Aadi (Neraval and Swarams @ pranava swarupa) - nowhere close to his old recording where he has sung Vathapi for an hour and one doesn't get bored for a single minute.
3. Guruvina gulama - Hamsanandi - Purandara Dasa - Adi - This was preceded by a big lecture on Guru Bhakti.
4. Entaveduko - Saraswathi Manohari - St. Thyagaraja - Adi
5.Enanittu mecchisuveno - Dharmati - PD - Aadi (A, S @ Enaniku mechisuveno)
6. Balakanaka - Atana - St. Thyagaraja - Adi
7. Ennalu urake - Subhapantuvarali - St. Thyagaraja - Adi. Very boring and lack lusture interpretation of this pensive ragam in contrast to a vintage MS recording from AIR where she has rendered this kriti beautifully.
8. Sriramam Ravikula - Narayana Gowla - Dikshithar (Thani)
9. Karava mugidanu mukhya praygna - Kanada - Purandara Dasa followed by Enu varava bedali naanu a Kannada song in praise of Ayyapa.
11. Adisaya ragam (Tamil movie song) - Ragamalika (Valachi & Bhairavi)
12. Krishna Nee Begane - Yamuna Kalyani - Vyasaraya
13. Kotta bhagyare Sako sri krishna daya beko - Jaunpuri

Left the venue after this song. Despite his voice being in very good form, Dr. KJY's concert failed to make a lasting impression.

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