Cerebral Shangrila

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bombay Jayashree@Esplanade,Singapore

Carnatic music lovers in Singapore were treated to a wonderful performance by Bombay Jayashree last sunday. Aided by a great voice, Jayashree used her vivid imagination for raaga alapanas delighting the audience. Thodi & Reethigowla were sung beautifully. The short peices after RTP , were memorable too , in particular the Meera Bhajan "Hari Tum" .

Here is a list of the Songs Sung (from whatever I noted down):

1. Mayamalavagowlai raaga
2. Seethapathe ( Raagam : Khamas , Composer : Tyagaraja)
3. Janani Ninnuvina (Raagam : Reethigowla , Composer : Subbaraya Sastry)
4. Amba Neelayadakshi (Raagam : Neelambari, Composer : Muthuswamy Dikshitar)
5. Karthikeya Kangeya ( Raagam : Thodi , Composer : Papanasam Sivan)
6. Ranjani Niranjani ( Raagam : Ranjani , Composer : GNB)
7. Srilalithe Mampahi ( It sounded like Anandabhairavi to me ...Not sure about the raaga..it later became a ragamalika with Mohanam and few other raagas..any guesses ?)
8. Velane Sivabalane ( Raagam : Behag , Composer : Neela Ramamurthy)
9. Hari Tum ( Raagam : Darbari Kaanada , Composer : Meera)
10. Tillana ( Raagam : Desh , Composer : Lalgudi Jayaraman)
11. Pavamana Suthudu ( Raagam : Sowrashtram , Composer : Tyagaraja)

P.S : A matter of personal pride for me was that I was able to identify most of the raagas immediately in the first one minute of singing. Last 2 years of listening to carnatic music regularly has started paying dividends !


  • cogito, it seems that you are not leaving any music eve in Singapore. Congrats and have nice time with your wife in future

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 9:52 PM  

  • most of them attend Karnatic music shows just to grab the hot idli, Uppuma and Pongal served in the canteen and to see the pattu podavai's. U have been trying something different as usual...

    good going..

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 10:01 PM  

  • wow, bombay jayashree!
    long time since i listened to her sing!

    By Blogger Vinesh, at 10:32 PM  

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    By Blogger Sandhya, at 6:14 AM  

  • hey..did u also know the composer of each kriti..if so..amazing..other than those by the trinity and few other significant ones, i dont know who the composer is..for eg., I didnt know Ranjani was GNB's composition

    By Blogger Sandhya, at 6:20 AM  

  • Amazing...the last lines.!! So..did you learn music?? Your parents into music? Or is it just the interest.!!

    But..please..why not post an audioblog ..if you can sing.!!

    Thillana in Desh..should have been awesome.!!!

    The only song in your list that I know is 'Janani Ninnuvina'.!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 9:42 AM  

  • ila - thx sir

    gorm -- vasishtar vayal !

    vinesh -- thx for dropping by

    sandy -- raagas identified, non-trinity composers I googled :-)

    venkitu -- Thx for the comments.learnt music a little bit long tome ago..most of what I know (which is very little) is thru listening .

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:49 PM  

  • Cogito, I am an ardent fan of Bombay Jayashri and am glad to note from ur review that she excelled as usual at S'pore!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:57 PM  

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