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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Concert for the delegates of a NGO on 22nd Jul'08

I performed for the delegates of CCI on the 22nd July'08 which was enjoyed by the audience present. It was for the first time i was teaming up with Pkala Jayaprakash anna on violin with Suri uncle on Mrudhangam and Hari anna on Ghatam. Raghavan uncle of Balaji audios managed the PA system.

I understand Jayaprakash anna is actually a Sportsman - with State representation in Hockey, Cricket and Chess. However his family is full of violin artists and so he also decided to take up this art. Looking forward to outstation trips with this anna, as we will have great time playing off stage also!

Here is the link for the video clipings:

I had the opportunity to perform a concert at Rajapalayam for the second time after almost 3 years. It was so nice that people remembered me and had lots of appreciation also at the end of the concert. Along with Venkat anna on violi, Arjun anna on mrudhangam and Hari anna on the Ghatam we had a good time on stage and also off-stage with activities of playing cricket and visiting Andal and Vaithyanadhaswamy temples.

Had fun time with the temple tank playing with the fishes by feeding pori. We also saw Kili Josyam for all of us and it was nice that we were cause for teh kili to eat 6 extra rice. Looking forward to another trip next month to Rajapalayam.

Met Sri Dasaradha Raja & family who were so nice and had invited us for a coffee in their house. We also went to my relatives house and had good lunch. Special mention was for the sweat they gave!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Public concert in Chrompet on 13th Jul'08
Nandhikeswarar Thala Vidhyalaya Concert 13Jul08
The concert during Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle's Nandhikeshwarar Thala Vidhyalaya was one of the best of my concerts as said by my thatha who attended the same with us. In fact this is probably the biggest audience i have had putting thalam almost through out the concert and it gave us - the artists on stage a great feeling. Venkat anna on violin, Arjun Ganesh anna on Mrudhangam, Hari ana on Ghatam and Sathya on Morsing all gave an excellent performance which was appreciated by one and all. Please go thru' the photos taken during this concert. You can log on to the following link for the audio recording:

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Birthday celebration of my cousin Sowmyanarayanan

Here are the pictures taken and it was indeed a great evening for me.

Sowmya's Birthday celebration

Saturday, July 05, 2008

July 03, 2008 - Private concert in Chennai

This was with a new combination of Sherthalai Sivakumar uncle on Silent violin, Arjun Ganesh anna on Mrudhangam, Nerkunam Shankar anna on Kanjeera and HariharaSubramanian anna on Ghatam and Morsing. The team really jelled well and had a great concert, thanks to Karthck uncle of Karthick audio who had to control the sound in a big way due to the large auditorium. The audience included many great present day musicians and almost every one was interested and had knowledge of our traditional music.

I understand it was for the first time Sherthalai Sivakumar uncle had seen his daughter Lalitha, she is around 3 years (my mother's name sake) sit through a full concert & also had her dinner. This is indeed a great recognition for this team of musicians and the Chef for the day and am sure we can pat ourselves at the back for a acceptable presentations.

Jun 25, 2008 - a private concert
It was one of the concert i would like to remember for a long time not only for the kind of performance we presented but the celebrity people who attended the function. Yes it was for a family of a leading Advertising agency and had who's who of Chennai to greet and bless the occasion. With Ananthakrishnan anna on violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on Mrudhangam and Hari anna on Morsing we were only blessed with E.M. Subramaniam uncle performing with us on Ghatam. A satisfying presentation from our side and i am sure the people who attended were also happy as i got appreciation from many of them after the concert.