Neela Mami's Chamber Concert (pretty old blogpost of mine)

Though this is 4+ years old, I am publishing it as it was among the many drafts which I never published :(

Vidushi Neela Ramagopal - vocal
Vid Mysore K Srikanth - violin
Vid Nanjil Arul - mridhangam

08 Nov 09, 4pm, Essae Music foundation (chamber concert)

1. vanajaksha ninne namidi (varnam) - behag - adi 2 kalai
2. mahA ganapathim - naatai - chatusra ekam - muthuswami dikshitar (s @ maha ganapathim)
3. sadA sAranga nayanE - ranjani - adi - H.Yoganarasimham (R)
4. sri sankara guruvaram - nagaswaravali - rupakam - mahA vaidhyanAtha Iyer (R, S @ sri sankara)
5. inta parAmukham Edu - puri kalyani - adi - Shankardas Swamigal (N & S at nI oru silayO en murai kEttilayO)
6. ramA niyeda - kharaharapriya - adi 2 kalai - thyagaraja (R,N & S at tana saukhyamu tAnErugaka yorukalu tanu bOdhana sukhamA, tani avarthanam)
7. manda matiyu nAnu madana janakanu ninu - Durga - kanda chapu - purandara dasa
8. RTP - behag - kanda jati triputa (2 kalai)

pallavi - muruGa unai nAn maravA varam aruLvAi tirumAl marugA vEl
rAgamAlika swaras in bAgesri and sindhu bhairavi

9a. ninnantha swami enaguntu ninagilla - ugabhOga - kApi
9b. parAku mAdadE - kapi - adi - purandara dasa
10. Erumayil Eri - hamsanandi - adi tisra nadai
11. pavamana - sowrastram - adi - thyagarajA

Another awsome concert by vidhushi Smt Neela Ramgopal mami. Started with rare Behag varnam, sung beautifully. It was a wonderful start. This was followed by traditional invocation to Lord Ganesha in Nattai. Loved the Ranjani alapanai. A rare composition in purvi kalyani, and neraval was very emotive and was choosen quite aptly. Kharaharapriya was the main piece of the day; mami sang some nice sangathis around nishadam. She did graha bedam into chenchuruti, went back to kharaharapriya, and got back again to chenchuruti!! Srikanth played some exceptional phrases during his turn, and keerthana was well rendered. Nanjil Arul played very good, and supported excellently throughout concert. His strokes were gentle and nadham was good. Thani avarthanam was well appreciated. After a rare composition of purandara dasa in Durga , mami took up behag in detail, followed by detailed thanam with mridhangam. Pallavi was rendered very well, had trikalam, and also sang pallavi in kanda nadai - two kalams. Ragamalika swaras were in bagesri and sindhu bhairavi, and in last avarthana she combined the ragas in reverse order and came back to behag. Then came a wonderful ugabhoga/virutham in kapi followed by purandara dasa song. She concluded with thirupugazh and mangalam.

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