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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Saketharaman on 17th March 2013

Saketharaman on 17th March 2013
17.03.13 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Saketharaman      Vocal

Vidwan Mathur R.Srinidhi   Violin

Vidwan H.S.Sudhindra      Mridangam

Vidwan S.N.Narayanamurthy   Ghatam

Concert Review:


Saketharaman presents a delightful concert at Nadasurabhi.


On 17th March, Sunday, after the scorching heat of the day, the evening was made very pleasant and most enjoyable by the fabulous music of Vidwan Saketharaman.  His mellifluous voice was soothing and his bhava laden music was comforting. Saketharaman served a wholesome treat to the audience at Nadasurabhi’s programme.
The brilliant  Saveri varnam ‘Sarasuda’flagged off the beginning of the concert and paved way for a sparkling concert till the end. “vandisuvudaadiyali’, an evergreen song of Purandaradasa to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganapathi with a surprising chittaswara had a short swara prasthara. This was followed by a good sketch of  Raga Malayamarutha, for ‘Smarane Onde Saalade’,  once again of Purandaradasa. Oothukkadu Venkatakavi’s ‘MaNi noopura Daayi’ in Neelambari was very soothing. He chose Keeravani as the main piece, with elaborate Alaapana, for Narayana Theerethar’s ‘Damodara taraka’.  Neraval at ‘Pandita paribhavitam' was followed by swaras in various tempos.  His two Devaranamas, Thiruppugaz and Thillana - a composition of his guru Lalgudi Jayaraman were the irresistible tail pieces.

Mathur Srinidhi on the violin gave a good following and adequate support, while H.S. Sudhindra and S.N. Narayanamurthy demonstrated their virtuosity as top class percussionists.  On the whole the concert was highly satisfying.  It was very well attended and the artists were whole heartedly cheered by the audience for their excellent performance.

List of songs:

1. Sarasuda   Saveri    Varnam.
2. Vandisuvudaadiyali    Naattai   Chittaswaram   (S)
3. Smarane Onde Saalade     Malayamarutham   (R),(S)
4. Maninoopura daayi     Neelambari  (R)
5. Damodara Taraka     Keeravani  (R)  Neraval at Pandita paribhavitam (S)
6. Tani
7. Bega Baaro Bega Baaro    Maand
8. Kande naa, Govindana   Chandrakauns
9. Tiruppugazh   Hamir Kalyani
10. Thillana  Taam taam taka, Tom tom taka  Tadhirana   Vaasanthi
11. Pavamana  Mangalam   Saurashtra




Vidwan Saketharaman is an eminent disciple of the violin maestro Padmabhushan Vidwan Lalgudi G.Jayaraman. Naturally gifted with a mellifluous voice Saketharaman has been a leading performing artist for many years. He has performed all over India and also in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Srilanka and the gulf countries.


Saketharaman has won several awards, noteworthy among which is his winning the award for Best Vocalist from the Music Academy, Chennai for three consecutive years. He is an A Grade artist of AIR. He is a post graduate degree holder in Software Engineering.

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