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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Concert on the 21st Jan'09 for Sai devotee family.

Referred by Paul Jacob uncle's contact we performed a concert on the 18th and the one 0n the 21st Jan'09 was Dr. Ganesh Srinivasan's - Doha, friend's daughter's wedding. 9 year old Abhisek a student of Sri Srikant Koundinya, who is a sishya of Vidwan Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan performed for about 20 mts prior to my concert and he was indeed singing very well and appa appreciated his efforts and announced that he has all the great things for becoming a great Singer in the near future. Our concert also went well, a Sai bhajan to start with and one more to end with as the family was all full of Sai devotees. It was also nice of my great well wishers Kalyan uncle & Janaki aunty to have made it to this concert.

I also tried a Jugalbandhi kind of piece with Hindholam, Rageyshree adn Mohanam on ragamalika and it came out very well., thanks to Venkat anna on violin, Suri uncle on Mrudhangam, Swami anna on Ghatam, Sathya on Morsing and most importantly Krishnababu appa on Kanjeera. Yes he attempted playing and he was indeed successful in doing so with praises from all the other artists leave alone my self. I was thrilled when Smt Aruna Babi, a retired Hindustani Music Professor of Punjab University appreciated my efforts while playing in Hindustani style on Harmonium tone and she even came up on stage and sang a bhajan for which i accompanied her on the same Hindustani style. She appreciated and it was a great blessings for me.