Monday, December 25, 2006

music returns

My Carnatic music dry spell ended yesterday as I met up with my friend Sriraman Padmanabhan (visiting from Austin) and we sat in for about 15-20 minutes of Gayathri Venkataraghavan's concert at the Music Academy. We entered during the Dhanyasi AlApanA, and left during the bhairavI. Also ran into Dr. Bhamathi Sudarshan from Austin, Dr. KG Vijayakrishnan from Hyderabad, and test-drove one of Radel's electronic veenas while at it.

This morning (Christmas, Dec 25 2006) I got to attend Professor SR Janakiraman's lec-dem comparing themes of Annamacharya and Tyagaraja. He was also awarded the title Naada Yogi by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha and was felicitated by Nalli KC, the sabha secretary, and PSN, among others.

A couple of clips from the felicitation, truncated by camera battery running out:

1 comment:

Pradeep said...

Nice to meet another Carnatic music fan. And nice blog you have here.

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It has a superb collection of songs that might suit your tastes.