Category Archives: Music

My albums & concerts

Thiruvaimozhi – First Four Verses

Like the sun dispels darkness in the world, Nammalzhwar’s Thiruvaimozhi shines a light that dispels the darkness of ignorance within us. Here are the first four verses from the 1st decad of the Thiruvaimozhi rendered as a viruttam.

Kaalai & Maalai – Morning & Evening

In this Tamil poem by Bharathidasan, the poet describes the beauty of nature in the morning and evening.

Appreciating Indian Classical Music

I will be doing a presentation on appreciating Indian Classical Music in Columbus in July. There will be a short speech (with visual presentation) followed by a Carnatic concert. Do come if you’re in town. You need to register for this event. This is part of a series, Music Appreciation at the Library.

https://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=28123

 

The music of G.N.Balasubramaniam

Brighas, sruti bedham, madhyama kala kritis, new ragas, complex pallavis were characteristic of a G.N.Balasubramaniam concert. Here are several compositions of GNB sung by his disciples Vidwans Trichur Ramachandran and Tanjavur S. Kalyanaraman.

BHAKTHI comes to Bangalore – Sunday 2nd July 5 pm

My latest program BHAKTHI – a musical journey with mystics will be presented at the Unnati Centre Bangalore on Sunday 2nd July at 5 pm.

For more details on this program, please go to the BHAKTHI Facebook page.

Click here to understand what BHAKTHI is all about.

Rama’s Coronation

ariyaNai anuman thaanga, angadhan udaivaaL Endha,
bharathan veNkudai kavikka, iruvarum kavari pattra
virai seRi kuzhali Onga, veNNaiyur sadaiyan thangaL
marabuLOr kodukka vaangi vasittanE punaindhaan mouLi

photo: dailyo.com

The coronation of Rama is described by the Tamil poet Kanban in a beautiful word picture that paints the scene of Hanuman, Angada and Rama’s brothers holding the regalia of royalty as Vashishta, the royal guru, places the crown on Rama’s head.

BHAKTHI: A Musical Journey With Mystics – comes to Detroit

My latest program BHAKTHI – a musical journey with mystics comes to Detroit. The concert will be preceded by a short talk in which I discuss mysticism, the role of music and how mystics across time and cultures have evolved a shared experience that speaks to us even today.
Prof Mark Stone from Oakland U will be joining us on the kanjira for the concert.
Hope to see you all there.