Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
It was a great team work with my freind Vishweswaran on Flute, Karaikal Venkat anna on Violin, Tabla Pradeep uncle and Hariharasubramanian anna on Ghatam joining together for a performance for a corporate show on the 12th Sep'08. It was like getting the highest ever reward with Smt Aruna Sairam appreciating us with roses for the song Madumeikumkanne. We were also blessed by Haridhwaramangalam Sri. A. K. Palanivel uncle with roses. We presented this show in front of many top musicians, film artists, Small screen artists and luminaries & were was appreciated by all.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Concert today was of different experience with audience keeping silent throughout the concert which made every one of us, Karaikal Venkat anna on Violin, Arjun Ganesh on Mrudhangam, Tabla Pradeep uncle, Bass guitar Suri uncle and Pad Padhu uncle, feel if the audience were not enjoying the concert. However at the end every one came and appreciated us and said that the silence was the respect they were giving for the concert! This was emphasised by the Bride and the bride groom who informed that they were enjoying every number presented and would be recommending us for all their friends and relatives. Really a different experience!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Concert in a temple ambiance is always great and for this Vinaya chathurthi i had the opportunity to perform for Vidhya Vinayakar Temple, Nellore owned - maintained by Sri Sankar uncle. It was indeed a great trip with Pakala Jayaprakash anna on violin, Thillasthanam Suri uncle on Mrudhangam and Hari anna on Ghatam & Morsing. Special thanks to Balu uncle, Gurukal of the temple who had bought a cassette of my first volume 1 in Chennai and requested Sankar uncle to organise our concert.
All started with the car driver Sri Jaffer who was so good as person and also in his driving. What a reception we had in Sankar uncle's house! I can tell you it was one of the best with the entire family moving with all of us in a nice way. Hard to find people like this and yes! we cannot always ask for it too! After having a sumptuous food we relaxed for some time and then visited Sri Ranganatha Temple. We enjoyed the Pennar river side and the idly and bajji stall nearby.
The mini concert inside the temple was filled with divine vibrations and it followed for the concert outside the Temple premises too. Large audience turnout with presence till the end is one of the things we cannot expect every where. A memorable trip in all aspects and we all look forward to a good relationship with the entire family and friends in Nellore.
Today it was indeed surprise for my appa & amma. They had visited a temple with a wedding hall and on hearing a good presentation of Nadaswaram from outside went in to the hall to appreciate them. To their surprise the vidwan showed my card which i had given him at Nellore and my parents also remembered them who were performing just before we went in to the temple. Small world indeed!! You can log on to http://www.carnaticonkeyboard.blogspot.com/ for more info on the concert which has been posted by my appa and you can listen to the songs in the link http://www.esnips.com/playlist/4cca5e00-87bc-4603-a6d9-1cff307b74a3
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Pillaiar Chathurthi is the first of all the festival to follow in the year and it is indeed a great occasion for everyone to celebrate. Understand Sri Lokamanya Thilakar started the procession of Vinayaka statue to the Mumbai beach just as a matter of bringing two major communities together in those times! This is in practise even today and is also most effective as this day is celebrated almost by every body in a street as Pillaiar temple is there in all the streets almost throughout India.
I am very happy that this year i am starting off with a concert along with my dear uncle Embar Kannan in Ghatam Dr Karthick's heArtbeat for a private concert and following it up with a public concert in Madurai for Sathguru Sabha on the 20th Sep'08. Hope i get more such opportunities and keep improving with all your blessings.
Our day started with the Pillaiar bought from the same shop near our house and as we had last year's Pillaiar also did pooja for both. Above are the pictures from the shop and Pillaiars at home.