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#1 Random kucheri notes

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V. Deepika singing "Ra ra phani sayana" in harikamboji after beginning with nalinakanthi LGJ varnam. Has an easy soft delivery style that is most suited for this song. Don't remember hearing this kriti before.

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#2 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Sriman narayana in bowli followed by mohanakalyani alapana.

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#3 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Suresh, good idea. I suggest you follow the twitter rule of 140 characters.

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#4 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Suresh, Pl mention the venue also.

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#5 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Aadinaya kanna with swaras at madhura mohana kuzhalisai.
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#6 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Venue = BVB. Fast nenarunchi naanu in malavi demonstrating superior brigha facility & N.C.Bharadwaj's dexterity on the mrdangam. Now todi alapana.

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#7 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Karthikeya Gangeya is the kriti chosen. 3rd Todi of the young season. Brinda Manickavasagam presented "amba nadhu vinnapamu" (pallavi gopala iyer) yesterday which was very nice.

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#8 Re: Random kucheri notes

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No disrespect to anyone. Tried to squeeze this into 140 characters :

Bytes : 163
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Words : 23
Sentences : 8
Paragraphs : 1

Report of an imaginary concert :)

TMK @ MA opened w. Mangalam Kosalendraya. Varali tanam. Mjhampa tani/Arun Prakash. RKSK: elaborate Ritigowla. MD Sri Satyanarayanam w swaras. Mate Daru. curtains.
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#9 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Neraval & swaras at vel maruvum. Paper notebook which needed page turning in mohanakalyani superseded by digital electronic. No gestures or scrolling yet.

Nerkunram Shankar making presence felt in thani.

Viruttam followed by muruganin maru peyar.

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#10 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Lyric mixup between charanams. May be laptop needs upgrade :-)

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#11 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Madhyama sruti & nadhavindu.

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#12 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Hall only half full. Pretty surprising given the crowds last week. Must be karthigai deepam.

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#13 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Curtains go up for GV, V.V.Ravi, Manoj Siva & Guruprasad. Begada slokam "veena dhare.."

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#14 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Vallabha nayakasya & swaras @ pallavi line. Karthigai deepam must be head bath day.

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#15 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Short & sweet Valachi alap. Request for amplification adjustment. Padhame thunai parama siva.

Neraval @ geethamey muzhangum tirumayilapuri making audience sit up.

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#16 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Reminded of Anand-Carlsen match updates. Keep it up, mate!

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#17 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Swaras & rest of kriti completed. Voice in fine form.

Now reethigowla alapana.

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#18 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Nice alapana featuring lots of parabolic & hyperbolic glides making the accompanist joining in the applause.
Dwaitamu sukhama is the kriti presented.

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#19 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Reethigowla is sukham thaan. Swaras at pallavi line. Sowkhyamana swaraprasthara eliciting applause. Consummated without much of a korvai.

Viruttam in Keeravani. You can tell what is coming.

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#20 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Thenanai Thiru Annamalayanai

She announced that the viruttam was from Tiruvasagam and dedicated to her grandfather who was devoted to manikkavasagar. Also recognized an older gentleman, Sri Ramakrishnan, in a wheelchair who is from a charitable organization.

Oka pari & raga announced (kalavati).

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#21 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Shanmugapriya & mohanam RTP to follow?

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#22 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Lightning sancharas flashing like gems in alapanas of both ragas alternating with the violin.

Now braiding the ragas together with alternating sangatis.

Tanam in both ragas.

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#23 Re: Random kucheri notes

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No percussion for tanam today.

Shanmuga muruga kumara gurupara
Mohana roopa arulvai

In khanda triputa

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#24 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Trikalam followed by swaras with alternate eduppus.

Low battery. May be gone soon.

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#25 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Quite a clinic.

Ragamalika swaras in kaanada...

Audience ready to clap for everything now.

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#26 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Varamu

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#27 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Amirthavarshini

Ragas in reverse ending in a nice korvai.

Mellow start to thani.

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#28 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Suresh, BVB seems to bring out the live blogger in you. Do they have wifi?

Come to think of it, that could be the next hot raskikas' demand. After clean toilets and good canteens, give us free wifi! :))

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#29 Re: Random kucheri notes

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No wifi. But have a decent internet plan that works well.

Didn't mean for this thread to become a song list but it has turned out that way. Anyway the best was left to last. The thukkada section had:

1. Poonkuyil koovum pooncholayil
2. Viruttam (tiruvasagams - Ammaye appa & paal ninaindhootum) in Mohanam, Sama
3. Varuvaro varam tharuvaro
4. Bruhi mukhundheti
5. LGJ Revathy tillana
6. Tiruppugazh (Iyal Isai) in Desh
7. Karpagamey kadaikkan paarai

Exceptional concert that covered the gamut.

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#30 Re: Random kucheri notes

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At BVB.

Malladi opening about 5 mins late with Thyagaraj palaya maam in gowla.
Lyrics wonderfully explained in the "Myriad forms of Siva" by Gayathri Girish last year.

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#31 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Nice long round of swaras followed by a most mellow jayamanohari alapana. Attempted once before by Sikkil Gurucharan at hamsadvani IIRC (same day he sang chetula ra in natabhairavi & justified himself). Varadu starts violin return at ni. Very nicely done by both. Nee bhakthi baghya sudha.

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#32 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Nannu brova mani cheppave in kalyani & now anandabhairavi alapana. Jr. Malladi providing additional judiciously placed ornamentation. O jagadamba. Friend who has recently learnt to recognize Syama sastry kritis confirming it with great satisfaction. Neraval @ raha mukhi saroja dala nayana.

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#33 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Sai Giridhar on the mrdangam showing sensitivity by coming in & out during the violin responses. Sr. Malladi carressing the contours of anandabhairavi & neraval taken over by Jr. Malladi with laya play (could have stayed away a bit longer). Swaras with great percussion support.

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#34 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Nice thani followed by Santhamu leka. Exquisite Behag alap & Adum chidambaramo. Edhuta nunaavu (annamayya?) in ahir bhairav, scratch that, bhujangini, tuned by neduneri garu (note to self: check out bhujangin)

Tillana in poornachandrika.
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#35 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Whew! That was close. Escaped the feeding frenzy for my seat by the skin of my teeth, got the blessings of "sweta ganapathim" briefly at PSHSS & made my way thru' karthigai at the kuppam dodging fire crackers & now at raga sudha.

Points if you can guess the concert precipitating the feeding frenzy or the one where I had to evacuate with the blessings in a hurry.

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#36 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Raga sudha

GV, Vittal, Neyveli Narayanan, BSP(k)

Mayamma on when I walked in.

A lightning speed Sri pathe with swaras next (note to self: what part of nee pada is swarakshara? definitely < 1)

Exquisite kharaharapriya alapana with
rolling sangatis punctuated with burning tyre brisk brigha stops.

Now mama hridhi vasanisham (sp?).

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#37 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Vittal wowing audience & co-artistes in swaras with aptness for the kriti

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#38 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Thani followed by viruttam from tiruvasagam (scroll back for words) in mohanam & shanmugapriya.

Then ena inikkum thiru arul kadaley (arutpa)

Revathy tillana (NN having a rocking time)

Nadi thedi (tiruppugazh) in dharmavathy

mangalam. Excellent to most excellent as rajeshnath may not say :)

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#39 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Didn't spot you at RS, even though I expected you to be there!

The concert began a bit fast and furious for me, but soon settled down to a pace more to my liking. (Maybe this is why I was a bit fast and furious with a guy next to me using a mobile phone!!). Vittal was indeed excellent, the percussion section was amazingly polished. Speaking of which, I very much like Mr Giridar, who you were watching earlier. A real dose of PSP style there.

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#40 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Vittal is just so "laid back and cool" accompanist. Has a breezy nonchalant style and really excelled in an easy to miss fashion.

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#41 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Would have loved to come back chatting about the concert as always, but you would have had to drive rather slow to keep up with my bicycle :-)

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#42 Re: Random kucheri notes

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By bicycle, eh? A sensible way to go from point A to point B in Chennai traffic!
I remember a star performer making waves by using one to get around, a couple of years ago :)

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#43 Re: Random kucheri notes

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#44 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Attending concert of Sushma Somasekhar with Ananthakrishnan on the violin, Tanjore Praveen Kumar & Sri K.V.R S.Mani on percussion. Impressive voice & an aggressive energetic style.

Ma Ramanan for submain & Kailasanathena samrakshitoham for main.

Narada muni was at #2.

Sings so hard that she has bouts of muffled coughing between songs.

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#45 Re: Random kucheri notes

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arasi wrote:By bicycle, eh? A sensible way to go from point A to point B in Chennai traffic!
I remember a star performer making waves by using one to get around, a couple of years ago :)
Was not aware of this precedent. Now I am dying to know (by email if you would rather do it that way) :-)

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#46 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Back in NGS. Malladi bros. cancelled due to their Guru's demise. Suryaprakash singing RTP in sumanesaranjani.

Viruttam & now vellai thamarai. Surya singing "maniyin naavil iruppidam kondal".

Nice round of applause.

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#47 Re: Random kucheri notes

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'Making waves', I said. Who does? First clue.
The year the star would shine only on the first of Jan onwards, that too in the hallowed hall of mmm, because of 'making waves' by saying: this year, I'm not singing during the season, but will listen to music. I spotted the star in Raga Sudha and at Partha...

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#48 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Sanjay starting with manirangu varna - ninnu kori - adi
bhavanuta - swaras gushing to a torrent - joining in to complete the violin return (nagai murali)
Thundering applause from over full auditorium

now adhi kaadhu in ykk

Ratnangi alap & janani aasruta palini harikesa kriti)
Chitta swaram by nagai murali (announced - mutual admiration chatter cut short with begada announcement)

Wonderful Begada alap & now karunai thandhu ennai aalamma (mazhavai chidambara bharathy)
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#49 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Neraval & swaras at anbarkku arul.

This is an example of a kriti where the copy outshined the original. May happen to bhavanuta too.

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#50 Re: Random kucheri notes

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Uppum karpuramum viruttam & chittam param (chitrambalam?) enru manam kanindhuda in kalyani

Terrific kalyanavasantam alapana with resounding applause. Can't be doing this just for the applause though.

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