Shijit Nambiar and Parvaty Menon – Bharatanatyam Concert

I recently had the great pleasure of watching the “Bharatanatyam” performance of Shijit Nambiar and Parvaty Menon. Thanks again to IFAA Dallas for arranging this concert. First let me explain a little bit about “Bharatanatyam”.” Bharatanatyam” is one of the oldest forms of classical dances of India. It was very popular in south India, in…

Layataranga concert experience

Concert by Layataranga May 24 2009 Allen, TX This was my first live concert on fusion Carnatic music. I went in with a lot of anticipation. I greatly enjoy fusion music, one of my recent flavorful expeditions was with the movie “Morning Raga” which had several beautiful melodies in a fusion ensemble. The concert was…

Shashank Concert moments

Flute Concert by Shashank Violin – Akkarai Subbalakshmi Mridangam – Anand Ananthakrishnan March 14 2009 Allen, TX  I wrote in 2004 – “I admire Flute Maestro Shashank purely for his talent and the achievements at such an young age. I have listened to him perform “Krishna Nee Begane Baaro” live in concert in an Open…

Jugalbandi Concert moments

Sax and flute Jugalbandi Concert Jul 17 2009 Grapevine, TX The tradition of “Jugalbandi” is an age old one, where two skilled musicians, playfully challenge each other with various improvisations. This duet could be instrumental or vocal and is usually seen between Carnatic and Hindustani styles of music. Think of it as two creepers that…

Tyagaraja Aradhana Experience

Tyagaraja Aradhana April 19 2009 Plano, TX Tyagaraja “Aradhana” is probably the most widespread festival in the carnatic music scene. It is celebrated all over the world..The one in Dallas took place on an auspicious Sunday in Plano Ganesha temple. I have always enjoyed Tyagaraja aradhana greatly, but being in the audience. I have admired…

Sri. Rajesh Vaidya Concert Moments

Veena concert by Sri.Rajhesh Vaidhya Venue: Garland, TX Date: April 22nd 2011 Let me begin with the ending. “It was electrifying”. Now I will launch into the details. Sri.Rajhesh Vaidhya was accompanied by Sri.Karaikurichi Mohanram on “Mridangam”, Sri.Sivaramakrishnan on “Ghatam” and Shyam Murali on “Kanjeera”. The concert began with a composition by Dr.Bala Murali Krishna…

Chitraveena Ravikiran – Concert Moments

Chitraveena Concert by Chitraveena Ravikiran Date: Jan 15 2011 Venue : Allen This concert came up as an unexpected bonus on my calendar or events. The innovative “Chitraveena” Ravikiran was featured in the maestro series concert conducted by “Sa re ga ma” in association with the Kikkeri family in the Dallas area. In the maestro’s…

Priya Sisters – Concert moments

Vocal Concert by Priya Sisters Venue: Dallas Date: April 3rd 2011 I had the immense pleasure of attending Priya Sisters’ concert last spring. I am very thankful IFAA Dallas ( www.ifaadfw.org ) for arranging this melodious concert. Shanmukha Priya and Hari Priya, popularly known as Priya Sisters  were accompanied by V.Ragavendra Rao on Violin and…

Sri. T M Krishna Concert Moments

I had the immense pleasure of attending a concert by Sri.T.M.Krishna. And Oh My, what a spiritual journey it was for me! Let me get into the details of the concert and make a humble attempt to explain. Sri. T.M Krishna was accompanied by K.Shriram Kumar on Violin and Arun Prakash on “Mridangam” Sri.T.M.Krishna began…