Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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Nisha Rajagopal on 20th March 2016

Nisha Rajagopal on 20th March 2016
20.03.16 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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           Vidushi Nisha Rajagopal                                          - Vocal

Vidwan B.Raghuram                                               -Violin

Vidwan H.S.Sudhindra                                            - Mridangam

Vidwan Omkar G. Rao                                            -Ghatam

Concert Review


01 valachi vachi (varNam) – navaRagamAlika- Patnam Subramania Iyer

02 jaya jaya padmanAbha – sarasAngi – Swathi Thirunal

03 nannu brOva nIkinta – AbhOgi – Thyagaraja ( A,S )

04 saraguNa pAlimpa – kEdAragauLa – Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar ( A,N,S,T )

neraval& swara @ ‘varaguNa shESAdri varada venkaTEshwara’

05 hiranmayim lakSmIm – laLita – Dikshitar

06 RTP – kalyANi – chaturashra jhumpa , mishra nadai , ateeta eDuppu 2 akSaram

pallavi line ‘ pankaja lOcani parvata vardhani pAhimAm, parama kalyANi’

rAgamAlika swaras in pUrvikalyANi, mOhana kalyANi, hamIr kalyANi

07 kaNDEnA gOvindana – chandrakAuns – Purandara Dasa

08 viruttam ( nALin shrIyum) – aThANa , shivaranjani

kaliyuga mUrtiyAya – shivaranjani

09 mangaLAm – saurAStram / madhyamAvati – Thyagaraja


The concert of Nisha Rajagopal, B.Raghuram, Sudhindra and Omkar was extremely well presented with nice selection of kritis, appropriate elaboration, very well crafted pallavi, very strong and impressive voice, easy and soothing in the higher registers and pleasant mannerisms. The concert started and ended on time, as per Nadasurabhi’s standard practise.

Nisha Rajagopal started off with navaragamalika varnam of patnam Subramania Iyer, finished it quickly and moved on to sarasangi composition of swathi Thirunal. A good and pretty long abhogi alapana came in soon, violin following more or less in the same pattern. Nannu brova was the song chosen. The artist sang detailed rounds of swaras in second speed. Percussion support was impressive here.

Nisha started her kedaragaula alapana at an unusual place in the high notes and sang some delightful phrases. Few dull moments in between, but she concluded well. Violin return was good. Saraguna palimpa , poochi masterpiece was impressive. There was very good neraval and good kalpana swaras too.

Pallavi, probably was the highlight of the evening. Commendable  kalyani alapana by both artists. Raghuram played some impressive passages in his turn. Pallavi was structured brilliantly. Both in the tAla selection and the nadai. She probably did an ‘atheetha eDuppu’ (panka- ja , with ja on samam?) . Very cleverly crafted and executed trikalam, with Sudhindra doing some great job.  Ragamalika swaras were chosen well, with raga names ending with kalyani and incorporating the raga names in the pallavi line.

There wasn’t much scope post the pallavi, but she sang a good Tamil viruttam and a Kannada devarnama before closing down. Overall, it was an extremely enjoyable concert experience.

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