Re: MRIDANGAM ARANGETRAM OFBHARGAV NEMANI, STUDENT OF SARVALAGHU PERCUSSION ART CENTER, JULY 28 2019

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#1 Re: MRIDANGAM ARANGETRAM OFBHARGAV NEMANI, STUDENT OF SARVALAGHU PERCUSSION ART CENTER, JULY 28 2019

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Mridangam Arangetram (Debut Concert) of Chi Bhargav Nemani - July 28th 2019
Student of Laya Kala Ratna Vidwan Sri Ramesh Srinivasan, Sarvalaghu Percussion Arts Center, San Jose accompanyingVidushi Smt. Vasudha Ravi vocal, Vidushi G.Bharathi on Violin, and Vidwan Sri. S.V.Ramani on Ghatam.

Date: Saturday, 28th July 2019
Venue: Lakireddy Auditorium in Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA

Chief Guest:
- Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. Sri. M, Chandrasekaran

Concert started off with the very popular Bhairavi Ata Thala Varnam. First half of the varnam was sung in three speeds. Keezh Kalam, Tisram and Chathusram Mel Kalam. Closely followed charanam and Chitaswarams on the Mridangam added impact to the Varnam. Bhargav kept up to the expectations of the audience, especially given the fact this is a very popular varnam. The Varnam was followed by Gananathaya Namasthe a Gowla Raga Krithi in Adi thalam composed by Ambi Dikshithar. Few brisk kalpanaswarams were sung. The sub main piece for the day was taken up next. Sudha Dhanyasi Raga Alapana was followed by the beautiful krithi Azhaga Azhaga, an Ambujam Krishna composition im Khanda Chapu. Second speed Kalpana swarams were sung at the Pallavi line.
The Vilamba kala Yadukula Kamboji krithi of Sri Chengalvaraya Sastri - Lalithe Mampahi Daya was sung next in Rupaka Thalam. As a contrast to this, the fast paced krithi in Veeravasantham by Saint Thyagaraja was presented next, Emani Pokaduthura in Adi thalam. Kalyani was taken as the main ragam for the concert. Vasudha did an elaborate Alapana of Kalyani. Ethavunara, a Thyagara krithi was presented as the main song for the day. Charana Sahithyam Seetha Gowri Vageshwariyanu was taken for singing Niraval. This was followed by first and second speed swarams. The highlight of the concert, Thaniyavarthanam was the next segment. Bhargav gave a short presentation on what he was planning to present in the Thani before starting of with actually playing the Thani. Bhargav exhibited a lot of confidence the way he was presenting the Thani. Ramani ji’s guidance and support on the Upapakkavadyam was evident in the concert. Bharghav did konakol for some part of his Thani which is the usual tradition in Sarvalaghu school. Thani ended with a power packed mohra and korvai which was very well applauded by the audience.
RTP for the concert was choosen in Malayamarutham ragam. Short alapana was followed by the thanam. It was very well supported by Bharathi ji on the violin. Pallavi was sung in Misra Chapu Thalam – Pahi Sree Bruhannayaki Thrijaga Janani. Bhargav also presented the thrikalam in Pallavi. At the end, a mohra and korvai was played.
Final pieces for the concert included an Annamacharya krithi, Chandamama ravo in Behag set to Rupaka thalam. Narayana theerthar’s tharangam in Darbari kanada was sung next. Thillana in Hameerkalyani composed by Muthiah Bhagavathar was presented before the Mangalam. The chief guest for the day, Dr M Chandrasekharan mentioned that Bhargav played for the music and not just beat for the music. The invaluable training and encouragement provided by Shri Ramesh Srinivasan was exuded by Bhargav's performance on that day. It was a very enjoyable concert.

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#2 Re: Re: MRIDANGAM ARANGETRAM OFBHARGAV NEMANI, STUDENT OF SARVALAGHU PERCUSSION ART CENTER, JULY 28 2019

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Geetharavi
Thank you for the review and congratulations to Bhargav Nemani. Looks Ramesh Srinivasan is on a roll. I am unable to remember and track all the names . Kudos let there be a real soon BayArea Naadabadran.

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#3 Re: Re: MRIDANGAM ARANGETRAM OFBHARGAV NEMANI, STUDENT OF SARVALAGHU PERCUSSION ART CENTER, JULY 28 2019

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Hello Rajeshnat sir,

Thanks for your valuable feedback.

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Geetha

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