Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Vedanta Desika Suprabhatam

Here's the Desika Suprabhatam tuned as a ragamalika:



Saturday, May 16, 2020

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: 2X4: A Typology of Gruhabhedams| Rasikapriya, Dharmavati, and more

Here's the last video in the Lesser Known Gruhabhedam series:



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: 2X3: Hindolam vs. Hamsanandi



Friday, May 08, 2020

Meghame Meghame - Cover



Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Two Carnatic pieces





Sunday, April 26, 2020

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: 2X2: Charukesi vs. Gowrimanohari



Thursday, April 16, 2020

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: Season 2

Decided to make a second round on Lesser Known Gruhabhedam. Here's the first one in this second set:



Saturday, February 01, 2020

Concert in Chennai

I recently sang a short concert for the very first time during the Chennai Margazhi music season. It was for the organization Hamsadhwani and part of the NRI music and dance festival. Here's a recording of the concert:



Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dil dhadakne ka sabab - once again

Ghazal is a genre I love, but am generally apprehensive about singing since I'm always worried I'm going to make it 'sound Carnatic'. This particular one has been a longtime favorite and after many attempts through the years (one of which featured on this blog about a decade ago!), I couldn't resist recording and sharing this version. Asha, the one and only QUEEN - and Ghulam Ali, the maestro of ghazals - are the stuff that beauty and brilliance are made of. I wish some day my voice would roll with that kind of ease :/ Please compare this version to the original at your own risk.



Monday, October 07, 2019

Happy Saraswati Puja

May the force of learning be with you!



Monday, September 02, 2019

Jaya jaya gokula bala - Narayana Teertha

I learned this Narayana Teertha Tarangam about quarter a century ago along with my mom and sister from our then guru Smt. Ranganayaki Sridharan - resurrected it now thanks to my mom. Enjoyed recording this with the husband!



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Brovavamma Bangaru Bomma - Nilambari

Thanks to motivation from the husband, I learned this gem of a song recently - the epitome of the tenderness of Nilambari.





Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: Lalitha and more

Here's the fourth and the last one in the Lesser known Gruhabhedam series.





Sunday, August 04, 2019

Live concert at Bhairavi, Pondicherry

About a month ago, thanks to my father-in-law I sang a live concert at Bhairavi Carnatic Music Sabha in Pondichery. As always I was extremely nervous given that I don't do live concerts very frequently. While I think overall it turned out okay, there's a long list of things I'd do differently if I were to do it again, from the small fixes to the more long term changes: start the varnam at a slightly higher pace; practice a whole lot more so voice and shruthi remain stable throughout; try to reach a state where I can be more relaxed and enjoy the process more and be less tense. Anyway, here it is for you to appraise:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLywv8st08uvQyagIT8NOQ4DP2wxSTVjcr


Friday, July 12, 2019

Lesser Known Gruhabhedams: Lalitha

Here's the third in the Lesser known Gruhabhedam series.



Sunday, June 09, 2019

Lesser known Gruhabhedams: Nattakurinji

Here's the second in the Lesser known Gruhabhedam series.



Friday, May 24, 2019

Medley of Evergreen Hits - IndianRaga

Raga Behag has always been a personal favorite and I absolutely loved working on this with these fabulous musicians - check it out!



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lesser known Gruhabhedams: Rageshri

First of a series of videos on relatively lesser known gruhabhedams in classical/ film music.



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Shades of Kalyani - IndianRaga

Here's another one for IndianRaga. I enjoyed doing this out-and-out classical piece focused on improvs, with these awesome co-musicians. I hope you like it!



Saturday, February 16, 2019

Amba Neelambari - IndianRaga

This came out a while ago but I haven't had a chance to update this space. It was a wonderful experience learning and rendering this timeless krithi.