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Monday, December 17, 2007

15th Dec'07 - A memorable trip to Coimbatore for a private concert

It was indeed a good trip to Coimbatore for a private concert with Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam anna on violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on Mrudhangam and Harihara Subramaniam anna on the Ghatam. After finishing the concert at BVB went and got blessings from my guru Kalaimamani Sow. A. Kanyakumari madam where my uncle Embar Kannan was also there. After spending around 40 mts to learn a krithi in the ragam Dakka went home and rushed to Central Sttion to catch train to Kovai.

On reaching Kovai were given a good big room for stay in the Iyyappan Puja Samajam and immediatley we started playing cricket with plastic kit. After breakfast went to a departmentyal store and bought 3 soft balls and a cricket bat and enjoyed playing to heart's content. In the evening the concert was also was of great energy level and we were surprised to see request for Ka Va Va after the main on Ragam Sriranjani. We did allapana of 4 ragas, Sriranjani, Vanasapathi, Kaapi and Mohanam and also kalpanaswaram on same rgas. The audience were very appreciative and Varali krithi was given special applause. We also did a short jugalbandhi on Hindolam whcih was well received.