Thursday, July 24, 2008
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
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
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.