BHARAT SANGEET UTSAV 2019- 1/11/19

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CRama
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#1 BHARAT SANGEET UTSAV 2019- 1/11/19

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BHAKTHI SANGAMAM BY SOORYAGAYATHRI- INAUGURAL CONCERT.
List of songs.
1. Vakratunda mahakaya- slokam
2. Mudakarathamodakam- Ganeha Panchakam
3. Garudagamana tava- Mohanam
4. Amba Paradevathe- Rudrapriya
5. Muralidharalolam- Slokam
6. Muralidhara Gopala- Maund
7. Krishna Krishna Hari Radharamana- Mohanam
8. Brahmamokate- Bhowli
9. Kurai onrum illai- Ragamalika.


Sooryagayathri, who is immensely popular due to her uploads in youtube presented a well planned devotional songs concert. Her sruti sudham, devotional fervour, musical expression, stage presence, confidence all appealed to a great extent to the galaxy of rasikas present for the inauguration. The programme lasted for an hour. There were no raga alapana, swaram etc. It was a proud day for her mentor Kuldip Pai who was to receive an award also in the inaugural function.

RAHUL VELLAL- VOCAL
Accompanists.
M.A.Krishnaswamy- Violin
K.V.Prasad- Mridangam
Sunil Kumar- Ganjira.
List of songs.
• Swaminatha Paripalayasumam- Nata- MD (R,S)
• Meevalla gunadoshamemi- Kapi- T (R)
• Adamodigalada- Charukesi- T (R,S)

The vocal concert of the child prodigy Rahul Vellal was much impressive for the large audience gathered in Narada Gana Sabha. Rahul has already got a huge fan base due to his uploads in you tube. This concert was also proof of his emergence as a concert musician in a planned manner. His sruti sudham, manodharmam, confidence, sadhana, musical acumen, stage presence, support of veteran pakkavadyams all raised the bar of the concert. The initial start with the alapana of Nata, with maintaining the contours of the ragam in tact, his manodharmam, kriti rendition and kalpana swarams all were quite impressive belying his age. IN the Kalpana swarams, he does indulge in a few vyavaharam and complex korvai. The alapanas of Kapi and Charukesi were elaborate, imaginative and expressive of the raga bhavam. The kriti renditions were perfect and the swaras were also well crafted.

Rahul maintained his cool in spite of veterans sharing the stage with him and the senior vidwans were quite supportive of the young lad. The alapanas of M.A Krishnaswamy were succinct. K.V.Prasad and Sunil Kumar embellished the concert with the right volume, deft strokes and proportion. I had to go out after the thani and hence missed the last couple of kritis. If any body has attended, kindly update the list.

Another proud moment for Kuldip Pai.

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A serene start for the Utsav.

It is most appropriate that Sooryagayathri and Rahul - mentored superbly by Kuldip Pai - have been chosen for the inaugural concerts. And they seem to have made a mark and Chennai might be seeing them more often.

Shashikiran of Carnatica who has conceptualized the events deserves appreciation for planning a variety of events in various genres during the fest spanning 9 days from 1 November. I could see many youngsters in the audience.

Carnatica and Parthasarathy swami sabha have also been successful in obtaining corporate sponsorships in a big way for the events as one could note from the backdrop on the spacious stage of Narada gana Sabha.

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We should mention Vid. Kalavathy Avadhooth who is the full time guru of Rahul Vellal. She is an impressive vocalist who deserves much better recognition. Young Rahul is who he is because of her. Kuldeep Pai is like a gold smith who specialises in polishing the ornaments. The ornament maker is Vid. Kalavathy. We are therefore dealing with some very special people when we mention all these names 😀

One nagging question for me, I am sure for CRama and Sivaramakrishnan too perhaps,
Would be how Rahul will transition the phase of his voice breaking. Our bestest wishes to him!
Ps: my better half blessed him with a parcel of butter recently! He looks really tiny in person.

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Thank you Sachi for bringing the name of Rahul's Guru Kalavathi Avadhooth. In fact, I have never came across that information. Really the credit should go to that Guru for the music she has imparted to the boy. He will bring laurels to both his Gurus- Kalavathi as well as Kuldip Pai.

Breaking of voice at adolescence is a natural process and Rahul's voice should get stabilised at the appropriate time and should take him to greater heights in his career..

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Breaking of voice at adolescence is a natural process and Rahul's voice should get stabilised at the appropriate time and should take him to greater heights in his career..
तथास्तु! Thank you CRama.

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Thanks Sachi, for the information. Pranaams to Smt Kalavathi.

As long as the training is sound and the grammar in tact, 'voice breaking' could just be a passing phase.
I had listened to Abhishek Raghuram when he was a small boy and he cleared the break in flying colours

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Rahul Vellal i feel is being overburdened too early and his development has to be protected.But in their enthusiasm to project his talent caution is thrown to winds.I believe he should have his space and continue his lessons and his concerts suspended for a couple of years.

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I am also alarmed to see these youngsters performing several times a month, HNB. But almost everyone tells me they know what to do and when to strike it rich.

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