Reviews

Nithyashree gives Mohanam rich hues

Nithyashree Mahadevan embarked on a classic musical journey at ‘Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru’ at Kamaraj Arangam on Saturday, December 19, 2009. The curtain-raiser was a not-so-often rendered Varnam in

Unni’s unforgettable Thodi

Unnikrishnan, the crowd-puller, began his concert for ‘Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru’ at Kamarajar Arangam with a Varnam in Nattai – Jayajayaswami by Narayana Theerthar. His swaras for this composition

A Harikatha that was music to the ears

Many old-timers have lamented that there are no takers for Harikatha these days. The Sunday evening at ‘Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru’ music festival at Kamarajar Arangam proved them totally

Heady mix of sax and flute

It was ‘Duet’, the film which pitchforked saxophone player Kadri Gopalnath into the limelight in Tamil Nadu, and Kadri had a unique duet with Ronu Majumdar, the

Ranjani & Gayathri’s scholarly Saveri

Violinists-turned-vocalists sisters Ranjani and Gayathri’s concert at Kamarajar Arangam for Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru on December 22 was absorbing and scintillating. They warmed up with a Sahana Varnam –

Revathy re-lives the sixties

Instrumental music does not enjoy the same kind of patronage as Carnatic vocal and that perhaps is the reason Revathy Krishna chose to base the veena recital

Aruna’s amazing repertoire

Aruna Sairam made the audience sit in rapt attention at the Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru musicfestival at Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai, on December 23, 2009. Though she did not warm

Soulful Abheri of Sowmya

The audience at Kamarajar Arangam for Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru on December 24, 2009, waited to listen to Sowmya’ s recital for she amalgamates the styles of two eminent