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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Maharajapuram Ramachandran on 15th May 2016

Maharajapuram Ramachandran on 15th May 2016
15.05.16 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Maharajapuram Ramachandran             - Vocal

            Vidwan C.N.Chandrasekhar                                   - Violin

            Vidwan Cheluvaraju                                                - Mridangam

            Vidwan Vyasa Vittala                                               - Khanjira

Concert Review:

In mid May, when it was still burning hot with no signs of rain, there was something that made people get over the gloom and rejoice. It was the vibrant concert of Vidwan Maharajapuram S. Ramachandran.  The concert was arranged by Nadasurabhi on 15th May, Sunday at the Indian Heritage Academy hall. For over three and a half hours, there was a down pour of ragas and swaras by Vidwan Ramachandran.  Hailing from the Maharajapuram family, he stuck to the tradition and classicism throughout, following the pattern /‘bani’ set by his father and grand father.  His virtuosity was reflected in the swaras that followed each one of the compositions he presented. There was brilliance in the sahitya places he chose to attach the swaras, like for eg: for ‘Pranamamyaham’, it was at ‘siddhivinayakam, pranamamyaham’, at an unexpected ‘eduppu’!  His elaboration of ragas ‘Malayamarutham’ and ‘Bhairavi’ were of a high standard.  The RTP in ‘Brindavanasaranga’ was crisp and adorned with ragamalika swaras in all pleasing ragas to go with the main raga.  His inclusion of several popular kannada devaranamas at the appropriate places delighted his many fans. There were also a number of requests from the audience which he did not ignore.

His full throated presentation was appealing and well appreciated. The hall was full to the brim from the beginning till the end! Everyone was glued to the seat anticipating the next super song! The artists themselves expressed happiness about the audience and their response to every song. 

The accompanying artists, Vidwan CN Chandrasekhar on violin, Vidwan C.Cheluvaraju on mridangam and Vidwan Vyasa Vittala in khanjira are all highly accomplished, senior artists.  They had perfect understanding with the main artist and provided excellent support throughout.  This added to the success of the concert.

List of songs:

1.  Vanajaksha ninne      Varnam       Mandhari  (S)

2.  Pranamamyaham                           Gowlai  (brief R,S)

3.  Salakallaladu                                 Arabhi  (N-Ilalo sari..,S)

4.  Smarane onde                                Malayamarutham  (R,S)

5.  Muddumomu                                 Suryakantha  (S)

6.  Upacharamulanu                           Bhairavi  (R,S) Main, Tani avartanam

7.  Sarangam…                                   Ragamalikai, Tamil

8.  RTP – Naadanai dinam …            Brindavanasaranga, Khanda triputa, 2 kalai,

                                                           Ragamalika swaras Vasanthi, Sumanesaranjani,

                                                           Sriranjani, Janaranjani.

9.  Ksheerabdi kannike                      Ragamalikai

10.Kelo sacharita                               Maand

11.Neerajadala nayana                      Maand

12.Thillana                                        Shivaranjani

!3.Pavamana                Mangalam     Sourashtra


Maharajapuram Sri.Ramachandran belongs to the illustrious musical lineage of Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer and Maharajapuram Santhanam. He is one of the very senior  musicians in the field. While carrying forward the rich, pure and heavy carnatic tradition, Sri.Ramachandran embellishes his concerts with his characteristic briskness and lively presentation. The accompanying artists Sri. CN Chandrasekhar, Sri.Cheluvaraju and Sri. Vyasa Vittala have decades of experience in accompanying all senior musicians.

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