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erode14
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#101

Post by erode14 » 10 Dec 2009, 13:40

Dear admirers of UKS Sir,

enjoy this recording of sir.. :) (from a post in Kutcheri Reviews & Recordings thread)...

http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php? ... 96365.html
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#102

Post by sraja » 17 Dec 2009, 08:39

The maestro's birthday today. May God bless bless him with health and energy to continue to enthrall all of us forever.
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#103

Post by erode14 » 28 Dec 2009, 17:27

Nobel laureate Venkatraman talks about his listening to concerts and about UKS Sir in NDTV...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WG_KmHO ... r_embedded
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#104

Post by Musicfan » 02 Jan 2010, 18:03

I was fortunate to spend 1 full day ( it was Holi day- march). UKS was stating in M A Baby's house near parliament House in delhi. UKS played for a Concert cum Lecture demonstration for TRS sometime in 1990-1991. The concert was at 6pm . I reached M A Baby's house around 11am ( escaping all the Holi colors!!!) since UKS had told me previous day that he will spend a few hours with me teaching me a few Mridangam lessons. While he spent a few hours teaching me which I cherish the most, the other thing I liked was the raft attention he paid to manage his Mridangam which he was to play later in the evening. He really looked after it like a child. The way he put ravai on the left, the way he put chapu testing the sound. When I took him to the venue around 5.45pm, he asked me to sit along with him in the stage and watch him play the toppi. I was memerised.
The next day he played for a concert for TNK and he again asked me to sit in the stage with him, this time asked me to put talam and he said he will test me when I put talam. All he said is ' concentrate'. I did manage OK by gods grace and he complimented me after the concert . Those 2 days were something I will never forget in my life. He would definitely not remember these small incidents 20 years back but for me it is still evergreen , as if it happened yesterday. In simple words, he just floored me.
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#105

Post by raghavt » 26 Jan 2010, 18:48

As you all know, UKS sir has been awarded Padma Vibhushan. Well deserving award to an outstanding performer, a complete professional to the core and an inimitable maestro. Would like to request everyone who have not heared this to listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaniMI9QF6s

I pray to GOD almighty to give him all the strength to be in the same spirits forever.

~ Raghav.
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Post by narayanat » 28 Jan 2010, 09:11

erode14 wrote:Nobel laureate Venkatraman talks about his listening to concerts and about UKS Sir in NDTV...

Erode - Whilst the Nobel Laureate is possibly very good in what he does for a living - I dont think he is anywhere close to being capable on commenting on the maestro. The point I am making is that, we dont need his generalised ratification of the maestro. Incidentally, the Nobel laurate is more american ( than the real American )!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WG_KmHO ... r_embedded
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Post by musicfan_4201 » 28 Jan 2010, 10:18

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Post by musicfan_4201 » 28 Jan 2010, 11:34

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erode14
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#109 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by erode14 » 08 Mar 2010, 00:04

Hi...

I en-joyed UKS sir's classical accompaniment today in Sikkil Gurucharan's concert at Hamsadhvani today...

UKS Sir is Synonym for many Antonyms like Unparalleled... Unpredictable... (No stone kept) Unturned...

Un is first and last letters of his name and he transforms the Unsaid and Unsung into music conveying an Unspoken language of high classicism...

:) 8) :D
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erode14
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#110 Latest you tube videos of UKS Sir

Post by erode14 » 16 Mar 2010, 11:56

Speech by Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman D.Litt degree Kerala University:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPDPFvUuSGE

Navarathri Krithis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhHHFgQ4ThM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkVntoS_nFk
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#111 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by thanjavooran » 16 Mar 2010, 15:59

Thanx for the links. Quite interesting

Thanjavooran
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erode14
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#112 UKS Sir - Wall painting at Radhakrishnan Salai!

Post by erode14 » 19 Mar 2010, 00:29

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VK RAMAN
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#113 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by VK RAMAN » 19 Mar 2010, 01:02

very lively
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#114 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rshankar » 19 Mar 2010, 01:43

Lovely - who are these (garfitti) artists?
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VK RAMAN
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#115 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by VK RAMAN » 19 Mar 2010, 01:58

rshankar wrote:Lovely - who are these (garfitti) artists?
It is called "Mural"
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#116 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by cpblog » 19 Mar 2010, 04:11

Dear friends, rasikas and admirers of Vidwan UKS....we just wanted to let you know that there are tons of photographs of the maestro performing in many concerts for over decades in "Parvathi", Mysore as you scrolll through. Posted a new one (but a vintage one again!) of Sri UKS with Dr. Ramani. This is on a tribute page to Dr. Ramani and features the latter's music with Vidwans Chandrasekharan, Ramabhadran and K.S. Manjunath. http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/
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#117 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeeram » 19 Mar 2010, 09:21

Not sure whether links to these videos have already been posted here.
Sri.Sivaraman is so eloquent even though the interviewer does not let him complete his thoughts a few times. Sri.Sivaraman talks movingly about his parents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjasYKWNHLs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA1VJnT5AxM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZNM3yvCLjw
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#118 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by cpblog » 04 Apr 2010, 02:06

Respected Members, Please welcome to another 1972 performance of Vidwan UK Sivaraman at "Parvathi", Mysore along with Vidwans
K. V. Narayanaswamy -----Vocal
T.N Krishnan ------- Violin
K.S.Manjunath -----Ghatam
Performed on 26-3-1972

http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/
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#119 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by ugk » 07 May 2010, 04:23

UKS is the most well known mridangist in the world i think.
The reason for that is his ability to please all types of audiences.
He has visited the Bhavan centre in the UK and alot of the students said he is one of the most
pleasant artistes to visit.
He also thinks outside the box. He introduced the fibreglass mridangam and the bag.
I have heard some not so nice things also, like his preference for the caste system (i.e he does not like
non-brahmins become too successful at mridangam). This may not be true, but a person who has alot of internal knowledge of the carnatic circles told me this.
Then again i have heard all sorts of stories, like Palghat Mani Iyer getting jealous of UKS rise to stardom.
And apparently started promoting some other mridangists. Then there is the story that Pazhani Subramaniya Pillai and CS murghaboopathy were not given as much credit as PMI because they were not Brahmins.
This type of politics i am told affects the entire carnatic scene. This is also why Karaikudi Mani does not like to perform with alot of others. But then again i am told that in Hindustani music it is even worse with some artistes insulting their rivals on stage infront of the public (remember Ustan Vilayat Khan vs Ravi Shankar).
Regardless of any politics UKS is certainly one of the all time greatest percussionists on earth.
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#120 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by thanjavooran » 07 May 2010, 04:52

ugk wrote: in Hindustani music it is even worse with some artistes insulting their rivals on stage infront of the public (remember Ustan Vilayat Khan vs Ravi Shankar).
Regardless of any politics UKS is certainly one of the all time greatest percussionists on earth.
shri ugk,
IMHO only this point is a known fact.

Thanjavooran
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Post by krvramani » 17 Sep 2010, 17:07

coolkarni wrote:For all my Feelings of having missed out listening to the great masters in the Golden Era 50-70 years ago, I have always comforted myself that I had one great experience , as compensation-
The experience of attending a Concert where UKS plays the Mrudangam.
The very sight of this master -as we rush to take our seats - in a majestic posture , half turned sideways and assessing the audience with a sway of his head, His deep set eyes and a twist of his mouth which borders on a smirk,the deep bass voice and impeccable language... they all add up to make blood rush through my veins .
As Rajesh says I hardly ever understand the intricacies of what he is playing , but I have always felt his style is just like a Cushion beneath the track of the main performer - always supporting it from below- as though the rendering needed to be held up for all of us to see

I have tried hard, these last few days to locate something that measures upto to my unabashed admiration for this genius.

Many years ago , one day while I was having Lunch (Prasadam) at Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple, I noticed a few video tapes tumbling out of the overstacked cupboards.
One look at the labels and I felt sorry for the genies that were bottled up in those covers- I dont know for how many years.

As I Started to discuss this with a friend who was a volunteer there , I thought of offering to convert those videotapes -to vcds-for the temple.
One thing led to another and in no time I was handling an expensive project.I had to quickly find a few known people to share the burden ( I was just into business then ,and was at a stage where I started realising the truth about the statement -WHO SAYS MONEY IS LIKE DOUGH . DOUGH STICKS TO THE HAND )

However at the end of the project -those thankless friends ended taking up a copy but never bothered to pay up their share.

It was one such day That I felt like complaining to the Lord -after I had finally handed over the complete set to the temple authorities.
The Lord with all his knowledge about the fact that I was penniless , had decided to put this extra burden me .

Strangely that day , we were delayed for some silly reason and as I picked up my Sundal in the queue I had one last look at the Diety to see if he was still making fun of me, but felt otherwise.

Just then the Secretary of the temple committee entered and the chap who was giving me the prasadam callled out loudly
"Sir, this is the person who converted all those videos for us."

I came out of the queue and We got busy talking for a few minutes , and he enquired about music collections etc
Finally he sprang a surprise -
"I hope you have collected your expense towards this."

And realising that none of us had ever discussed this , he admonished me for not bringing up this issue before and thanked me for saving their treasures from getting spoiled.And he immediately wrote out a cheque for the full amount.

Here is a clip from one of those tapes.We had to struggle a lot to clean them up etc and one can notice those damaged portions , but to my mind it is a brilliantly shot Video - One that brings out the artistry of this Titan in all its elegance.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/6xjj
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/h0wg
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/k3nf

PS Kindly do not post these links in other forums and that too with notes like Courtesy Coolkarni- They are a source of endless trouble to me .Something which has made me cut down on video uploads.
But for the sake of this thread i am willing to make an exception.
happy viewing
Dear Sir, None of the above links are available to download, as we get only Error Messages. Pl. help, as I am a deep fan of UKS! KRVRamani
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mankuthimma
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#122 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by mankuthimma » 17 Sep 2010, 19:32

will search them and post again .
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mankuthimma
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#123 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by mankuthimma » 22 Sep 2010, 14:10

http://www.mediafire.com/?adt8528ibxv97

kvramani - ur video links
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#124 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by ragam-talam » 23 Sep 2010, 02:14

Lovely thani by the maestro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_8Bi-6lq70
(from a SSI concert)
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#125 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by erode14 » 23 Sep 2010, 08:25

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