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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wishing a a Very Happy Deepavali 2014 in Advance!

I am happy wish every one of you a very Happy Deepavali 2014!

I have a great news of my appa appearing in DD Podhigai, his first effort, thanks to Smt. Vasumathi Rajan, Producer DD Podhigai.

here is a link of the show titled, "Issaitherin Vadam Pidithor", by DD Podhigai which features Tamil Composers and their contribution to Carnatic Music.

October 11, 2014 - First 1 hour concert in All India Radio!

It was indeed a great day for me and my dear Instrument - Keyboard, as this was the day my first one hour Concert was broadcast in All India Radio in 102.3 Mhz FM Gold.

Thanks to Sri. Tee Vee Gee uncle, a leading uploader in to ahve recorded my concert and uploaded in his folder. You can log on to the link below and use your gmail / yahoo account details and access the file. Please download and listen to the tracks and hope you would like them.

Sri. Kandadevi Sri S.Vijayaraghavan-Violin
Sri. Trivandrum Sri R.Vaidhyanathan-Mrudangam

A first opportunity in Krishna Gana Sabha to perform in prime time - 03 October, 2014

A great opportunity to have a Evening slot in Sri Krishna Gana Sabha which was a pleasant experience and this was on the Vijayadhasami Day, 2014. The Sabha had arranged for a good enhancement team with Karaikal Venkatasubramanian anna on violin, Sri. R. Ramesh, a Senior in the industry with great Experience, on Mrudhangam and Chandrasekara Sharma anna on Ghatam. This was also enhanced by a good audio provided by the Sabha and i am sure you will enjoy the above link.

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A concert with my Amma in Villivakkam on 02 October, 2014

After reaching Chennai from US on the 1st October, 2014 had the pleasure of playing a concert with my dear amma on the 2nd October with Kumabakonam Swaminathan anna on Mrudhangam and Pradeep Uncle on Tabla. This was for Villivakkam Sathguru Sath Sangam, thanks mainly to Villivakkam Raghu uncle and Sambamoorthy uncle for this concert.

Video link for the concert:

2014 September - A short trip to USA for a Concert!

It has been almost a month and still unable to get over the shocking news but have managed to keep my life going with the blessings of my Gurus and with The Grace of The Almighty.

After many happenings i had an opportunity to be in USA for a concert at Wesleyan University on the 27th September, 2014, thanks to my well wisher Sri. J. Sowmiyanarayanan, USA who along with Sri. Sriram Natarajan, Layyasaram coordinated the interest shown by Dr. Sheenu Srinivasan to hold this concert in coordination with CT Raaga Connecticut. This was a Jugalbandi concert with Grammy Winner Padmashree Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (on Mohan Veena).

Sincere thanks to Dr. Sheenu Srinivasan, President CT Raga, Connecticut, Sri. Veer Gopalan, Connecticut -a well wisher, Sri Sriram Natarajan, Layyasaram who were the main sponsors for this concert and most importantly Sri. J. Sowmiya Narayanan, Washington DC who is principally the person who introduced us to Mr. Sriram Natarajan. 

Sowmi uncle was also kind enough to coordinate with all the other artists namely Chi. Kamalakiran on Violin, Sri. Vijay Ganesh, USA on Mrudhangam, Sri. Nitin Mitta USA on Tabla as well the most important Sri. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and performed as a Ghatam artiste as well. Thanks to Sriram Natarajan ji for performing on Kanjeera. The concert was a well received one with 3 standing ovations received by our team at different times which is indeed a Unique happening!

Thanks to Sri Pradeep who met me at Boston airport, for introducing me to Ms. Bhanu, Boston who was a great Host during my stay with and the rarest opportunity of being together with Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt ji for few days! The few sessions i had him watching me practice is one of the rare things and the humble person he is had couple of jamming sessions with me, which i feels is indeed a great blessings!