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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:20

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Chembai presenting an award to Madurai Somasundaram at Shanmukhananda Sabha, Bombay

M.S.Gopalakrishnan applauds.

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:25

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Chembai blessing Yesudas at Shanmukhananda Hall, Bombay, 1968. Chembai also honoured him with a congratulatory shawl, which was presented by the Kanchi Paramacharya to Chembai sometime earlier. This was the concert at the end of which Yesudas expressed his desire to become Chembai's disciple, and Chembai accepted.

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:28

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Chembai and Semmangudi perform together, with Chowdiah on the violin.

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Post by cmlover » 15 Nov 2005, 05:31

sambamoorthy honoured by chembai!
This is CM history!

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:31

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Chembai being honoured in the Music Academy in the presence of Prof. Sambamoorthy.

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Post by cmlover » 15 Nov 2005, 05:34

That Chembai/SSI picture must be of the 30's. Can we have the list of persons pictured...

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:34

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Chembai (sitting second from left) and Palghat Mani Iyer (sitting centre) in 1925.

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:35

CML, I have no idea of the others in the Chembai/SSI picture.

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:37

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Chembai playing violin

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:41

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For this photo, Veena S.Balachander writes his caption:
"Old King Cole,
was a merry old soul!
He called for his fiddlers three...
And told them to take a day free!!!"

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:53

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The above words are from S.Balachander himself. Later when he got the Central Sangeet Natak Academy award, he was to write, refusing the award "This is a late award for Balachander, instead of an award for Late Balachander. There is a mahanubhava called Chembai who already has honoured me with the supreme title 'Nada Brahmam', and I cannot aspire to get a title any higher than that."

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Post by srkris » 15 Nov 2005, 05:59

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Chembai's 75th birthday celebrations, 1969

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Post by coolkarni » 15 Nov 2005, 09:26

phew !!!
great stuff.
thanks Srkris.

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Post by chithra » 19 Nov 2005, 13:35

Chembai - these are fabulous pictures of the yester years. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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Post by kaumaaram » 22 Nov 2005, 12:35

Srikris,

Trust you would be able to upload the entire concert of Chembai that you have mentioned in the first page of this entry. Thanks.

Kaumaaram Sivakumar T

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Post by srkris » 22 Nov 2005, 16:32

Kaumaaram,

I have now made the concert available at http://www.sangeethapriya.org/~chembai


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Post by srkris » 22 Nov 2005, 19:16

You can download it by right-clicking on the file link and selecting "save target as".

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Post by kaumaaram » 23 Nov 2005, 12:23

Thanks a ton. Done.

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Post by ninjathegreat » 01 Dec 2005, 04:13

I heard from "chembai" in the sangeetham forums that CVB was an expert in Kathri swarams.

Can someone post more rederings by CVB with kathri swarams? I'm fascinated by them...

Is there any math behind kathri swarams? I assume they are also a type of kanakku swaram...

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Post by srkris » 01 Dec 2005, 18:51

http://rapidshare.de/files/8431342/chem ... i.mp3.html

This is a Thani avarthanam by PMI preceeded by swaraprastara by Chembai and TNK in Thodi (contains kathriswaras also). I'm also posting this link in the thani avarthanams thread.

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Post by kaumaaram » 21 Dec 2005, 11:17

Dear Ramki

Grateful if you would kindly upload the relevant concert of Chembai in full. I am looking out for concerts of Chembai other than the pre-recs released by different companies.

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Kaumaaram

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Post by srkris » 21 Dec 2005, 20:45

Kaumaaram,

I have limits on my internet bandwidth which unfortunately forbids me from uploading or downloading anything substantial... and for this reason, I will not be able to upload whole concerts even though I have a good number of them... you are however welcome to take a copy of them offline on CDs from me if you stay in Chennai... my email is [email protected]

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Post by kaumaaram » 22 Dec 2005, 10:17

Ramki,

Thanks for the offer. I am of course in Chennai and will get in touch with you by email.

Kaumaaram

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Post by pinkchry » 22 Dec 2005, 12:06

Dear Kaumaaram, if you have the bandwidth could you please upload the concerts onto rapidshare.

Thank you.

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