Ullam irangi vandu arul purivaye – Raga Hamsadwani, Aadi talam, Composer Papanasam Sivam
Palisemma muddu sharade – Raga Sriranjani, chatushri ekatalam tishra nadai, Composer-Purandara dasa
AruL seiyya vendum – Raga Rasikapriya, Composer-koteeswara Iyer
Paramapurusa jagadeeswara– Raga Vasanta, Aadi talam, Composer-Swati tirunaL
Viruttam-Nama shivayattai nan maravene followed by Irakkam varAmal ponadenna kAraNam en Swami– Raga Behag, Rupaka Tal, Composer -Gopalakrishna Bharati
Enna kavi padinAlum – Raga NeelamaNi, Aadi Tal, Composer-Anayampatti Aadisesha Aiyyar
Sriramachandra krupAlu – Raga – Yaman, Mishra chapu Tal, Composer-Tulsidas
Abhang- Ye hi Vittale bhaktajana vatsale– Rag – brindavani , Eka tal, Composer-Saint Namdev
Ek Mantra japte raho – Rag Darbar, Composer-Swami Prabhupada
Maate Malayadhwaja – Raga Kamas, Composer Muttayyah Bhaagawatar
Shri Vighna Rajam Bhaje – Raga Gambeera Nattai, Composer Ootukkadu Venkatasubbaiyyar
Shri Valli Devasenapate – Raga NaTa Bhairavi, Composer Papanasam Shivam
VidajAladhura – Raga Janaranjani, Composer Tyagaraja
Ethavunara – Raga Kalyani, Composer Tyagaraja
Pibare Rama Rasam – Raga Ahir Bhairavi, Composer Sadasiva Brahmendra
Raagas played by Anupama were Rageshree Ek Tal,
Behag (Alap,Jor,Jhala,Teen Tal)
Anar Anar folk song from Afghanistan its six beat dadra.
She concluded with Rag Sindhubairavi
Soundararajan started with Mahaganapatim – Raga Nattai,
Adi Tal, Composer: Muttuswamy Dikshitar
Santana gopalakrishnan upasmahe – Raga Kamas,
Composer: Muttuswamy Dikshitar
Ranganayakam bhAvayeham – Raga NAyaki, Adi Tal,
Composer Muttuswamy Dikshitar
Banturiti kolu viyya vayya Rama – Raga Hamsanandam,
deshadi Tal, Composer Tyagaraja
Nagumomu – Raga Abheri, Adi Tal, Composer Tyagaraja
Jayadeva ashtapadi – Raga Amir kalyani
Venkatachala Nilayam – Raga Sindhubairavi, Adi Tal,
Oruthi Maganai Pirandhu – Raga Behag, Adi Tal,
Pibare Ramarasam – Raga Yaman Kalyani, Adi Tal,
Composer Sadashiva Brahmendrar
Kurai ondrum Illai – Ragamalika, Adi Tal, Composer Rajaji
Jayanth accompanied by Murari and Bharadwaj started with
Mahaganapathim – Raga Nattai; Chatusra ekam Tal
Akhilandeshwari – Raga Dwijavanti; Adi Tal
Pavana Guru – Raga Hamsanandi; Rupaka Tal
Kaligiyunte – Raga Keeravani; Adi Tal
Vaishnava Jana To – Bhajan
Raghuvamsa Sudha – Raga Kathanakuthuhalam; Adi Tal
Jagado Dharana – Raga Sindhu Bhairavi-Kapi: Adi Tal
Thillana – Raga Behag; Adi Tal
Sushmitha Suresh performed the following dances:
Saraswati Kauthvam :The blessings of goddess Saraswati are
invoked in a mixture of Nritta the abstract aspect of dance
Pranamamyaham Sri Gauri Sutam: A Salutation to the son Gauri,
Innum yen manam– Nrityopaharam: Nrityopaharam or Varnam
forms the central piece of a Bharatanatyam performance,
testing the dancer’s skill in Nritta and Abhinaya.
Momu Jupura :
Shringara Lahari: In praise of the mother of the universe,
Goddess Gauri, the fierce protector of her loved ones.
Madhuvanthi Thillana: Sushmita closed with a traditional Thillana
Rooted in the style of the Virtuoso violinist Dr Manjunat, Arun Ramamurthy brings in a fresh approach to the age old south Indian classical repertoire,The trios collaborative sound is driven by the propulsive rhythm section of drummer Sameer Gupta and bassist Perry Wortman. Selections played that evening:
Delusions – Raga Madhuvanti; Adi Tal
Preservation – Raga Natabhairavi; Adi Tal
Simple Joys – Raga Mohana Kalyani; Adi Tal
Walk As One – Raga Chakravakam; Misra Chapu Tal (7 beats)
Kathak Yatra is the journey of kathak dance through history.It offers glimpses of the evolution of different eras starting from the temple period,through the Royal courts of kings and emperors to todays proscenium Stages!
The word Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word Katha, meaning a story,Rhythmic footwork, fast pirouettes ,and complex moments characterize this graceful spontaneous dance.The form has its origin in the narrative tradition of the village minstrel, the ‘Kathakars”,who sang songs of heroic tales and dramatized their lyrics with subtle gestures and expressions.
Ragas played by the artists
Ragam Malayamurtham; Rupaka Tal
Ragam Simhendramadyamam; Mishra Tal
Ragam Mohanam RTP
Mohanam is an audava(pentatonic) ragam using only 5 notes,and is the oldest raga known.
It is a very pleasing and enchanting ragam that invokes a wide range of emotions.
Ragam alapana is a pure melodic improvisation based on the ragam,followed by Tanam.
Raaga wishes to thank all the members, donors and well-wishers, that made these programs possible in its first year.
Arun & Sarada Penukonda, Arun & Vijaylakshmi Maheshwari, Mukund Kini, Murali & Madhumati Muppala, Ramiah & Lakshmi Krishnan, Subhash & Seema Kshetrapal, Viswanatham & Rukmini Piratla, Eric & Sherry Hynden, Suresh & Usha Tate, Rathna & Lakshmi Bushan, Radhakrishna & Shirley Bharath, Rao & Purna Chalasani, Ira Dash, Paramasiva & Premalatha Halasyamani, Mallika & Kumar Nandur, Vishal & Sandy Madhar, Shiva & Nithya Sharma, Lakshman & Menaka Setty, Piyush & Abantika Shah, Suresh & Usha Tate, Vaishali Dihenia, Mukesh Vyas, Sahees, C.V. & Sathya, Daniel Singh.