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Saturday, April 28, 2007

A private concert in Chennai 28th April'07

The concert today for a private function was totally different with the entire auditorium in silence for almost throughout the concert. It was arranged by EMS mama (Ghatam) and with Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan uncle (violin) and Kumbakonam Saravanan uncle (Mrudhangam), we had nice co-ordination and presented a good concert. The people who had been there to wish the couple also appriciated me as they were going past me.

I now look forward to the trip to Vijayawada and Machilipatnam on the 29th and 30th April to sign of for this month.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Concert at Lord Suryanarayana Temple - Arasavilli - AP 24.04.07

It was so nice to trvel once again by flightr this time to Vizag on way to Lord Sury's temple in Arasavalli, Srikakulam Dist AP. What a wonderful temple which looked like Konark temple from outside. Maintained so well, i understand this was built by Lord Indra himself. The pillars are with intrecate carvings and of great treasure value.

I also had the oppurtunity to visit the world's only temple - Sri Koormam temple for Kurma Avathara of Lord Vishnu where he is seen in the form of Tortoise. understand it is of 2nd century B.C. and it is a pity that it is not maintained properly. The colorful paintings on the corridors are indeed of great and the three dimentional painting of Lord Ranganatha is of special mention. To see a painting made of so early years is mind boggling.

I was very moved by the excellent hosting by Sri Sankar Sarma head priest and co-ordinator of this concert and Sri Parabrahmam - former Thasildhar and President of Rotract Srikakulam Dist. I had a photo taken with Sri Sankar Sarma's family also. HAppy that appa was also felicitated during the concert.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Great debut solo tour i can never forget in my life!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A concert i will remember for ever

Yes this concert for Sri Rama Seva Samidhi, Seshadripuram - Bangalore will be in my mind for ever as i got a beautiful Silver Frame from Bangalore Sri Nagaraj uncle. All credits should go to Sri Ravi uncle (violin) Trivandrum Balaji anna (mrudhangam and Sri EM Subramaniam uncle (Ghatam) who enchansed what ever i performed with thier mastery over their instruments and experience. Thanks to the members and Prof Sri Venkatesh uncle for giving me such a wonderful oppurtunity. Uncle had told me that he will be calling me for performance every yearwhich is indeed a great reward for me.

I also thank B Ananthakrishan (violin artiste) anna for helping me to make a korvai on ragamalika which i tried it in this concert.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A great New Year day 14th April'07.

Yes it was indeed a great day as i performed from 5-630pm at Asthika Samajam and 7-9pm at Sivakami Pethachi Hall for Brahma Gana Sabha. Both had a good turn out and i think both were succesful as co- artists appreciated me. Looking forward to the Villiwakkam concert followed by Bangalore concert on 16th April'07.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Concert under Rhythm & Raga 11th April'07

The cocnert on the 11th Apr'07 was indeed a different one as after a long time i saw that the bride & bridegroom where are traditionally seated but were mingling with the audience and enjoyed the concert. Yes it was a mixed version i.e. both carnatic and film numbers were played.
The were atleast 200 people who listened to the concert till the very end and enjoyed both version of music. Infact when i performed Sahana Saral - from Sivaji people were thrilled and applauded with great whistles also.
Thanks to my team of Villiwakkam Raghuraman - Violin, Pradeep - Tabla, Suri - Bass Guitar, Arjun Ganesh - Mrudhangam, Sridhar - Drums and Harihara Subramaniam - Ghatam along with Sri Thirunavukarasu of Karthik Audio who helped to give a good presentation of a concert for Sri Rngarajan's (from Colombo) daughter's wedding. Our thanks also to Sri Click Ravi - Photographer for this function who was instrumental - recommanded me for this function.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

This is my favorite song from Sivaji for which A R Rehman uncle has composed great music. I just heard it, thanks to my appa for buying the original cd album, and have played it with my Yamaha 640 for rhythm and KORG TR for melody.

sahana saral - Shi...

Listen enjoy and give your comments to my email keyboardsathya(at)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I enjoyed the concert today - 8th April'07


It was indeed a nice ambience and a perfect setting which we utilised to perform a good concert. I was happy to have two guests who are sishya of Annathakrishnan anna (person in blue shirt) and the foreigner being sishya of Sowrirajan uncle. Both of them appreciated me and said they were surprised that i could perform this way. I am happy i got two new friends for me today.Appa has given a link of a video taken and pls view and give your comments to our email id.
A great temple i visited on the 5th April'07.

Thanks to Annanthakrishnan anna, i got an oppurtunity to perform in this temple of Yagyamurthy perumal on the 5th April'07 . Yes it was indeed a great experience for me and my parents. All the three of us had the same thought running in our minds while coming out, just to keep visiting this temple from now on. I sincerely hope we will be blessed to do to that.
A video link is given here about the temple
A grand concert in Coimbatore on the 31st Mar'07

Just after finishing the concert presume my 350th at Sri Baktha Anjeneyar temple, Ashoknagar we took Cheran Express to go to Coimbatore for a concert on 31st Mar'07. Amma had made kothamalli sadam and curd rice for all of us for dinner which we took in the train. Annathakrishnan (violin) anna, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan (Mrudhangam) uncle, Bass guitar Suri uncle, Sridhar (drums) anna and Rajagopal (Tabla) uncle praised amma for the great dinner she gave everyone. I also take a share of the compliment as i helped amma to make curd rice!!

On reaching we understood the Bundh called for by the TN Govt. was in full force and so decided to remain indoor in the hotel till the evening. We all played cricket in the room and had timely food also. The party had taken care of us so well that it was like a picnic for us in the hotel.

We went to the venue in the evening and i saw a massive hall and full of richness at the highest level every where. We performed a good concert and it was reflecting with the audience coming in good number near the stage just before the start of the carnatic medley we performed and gave us all a standing applause appreciating the performance. All of us had good dinner and returned the same night by train to Chennai. Ravi uncle, the audio incharge had recorded the concert and has sent me a copy of the audio cd which has really come very good. Thanks uncle.