Archive for July, 2010

SriYagam at New Jersey from 23rd July 2010

July 23, 2010
న్యూ జెర్సీ లో 23 జూలై 2010 న  జరిగే శ్రీయాగము సందర్బంగా
చనుదెంచెన్ ఘనుడల్లవాడె హరిపజ్జంగంటిరే  లక్ష్మిశం
ఖ నినాదం బదెచక్రమదె భుజం గధ్వంసియున్ వాడెక్ర
న్నన యే తెంచునటన్చు వేల్పులు నమోనారాయణేయేతిని
స్వనులై మ్రొక్కిరిమింటహస్తి దురవస్థావక్రికిం జక్రికిన్ |

ఏమి సేతురా లింగా పాట కి పారడీ

July 20, 2010
ఏమి సేతురా లింగా పాట  కి పారడీ
కాలుష్యం, కల్తీలు, ధరలు పెరిగి తన చిన్న పాపకు ఒక తల్లి పాట
యేమి సేతురా బిడ్డా, ఏమి సేతూ
1. చల్లగాలికి నిన్ను పార్కుకు తీసికెల్దామంటే వాహనాలపొగ నిన్ను
గాలాడనివ్వదేమో?
2. మంచి నీళ్ళతో నీకు సేద తీరుద్దామంటే కుళ్ళుతో కలిసిన ఆ నీళ్ళు
హాని చేస్తాయేమో?
3. ఫలాలతో నీకు విందు ఇద్దామంటే రసాయినాలతో మగ్గినవి నీకు
కీడు చేస్తాయెమో?
4. పాలతో నీ కడుపు నింపుదామంటే పాల లాగ చేసిన విషం
నిన్ను   కబలిస్తుందేమో?
5. కూరలతో నీకు అన్నం  పెడదామంటే వాటి ఖర్చు
నిన్ను తినేస్తుందేమో?

Meet Famous Musicians-They are Humble

July 13, 2010

Encounters with Musical celebrities

Celebrities  are made of your interest in the field else they are like anyone!

A few years ago, during my visit to Eluru, I was thrilled to see old photo album my Dad’s friend  who was Secretary of Thyagaraja Gana Sabha , Eluru for many years. He had over years photographed himself with luminaries of then Music world, mostly Carnatic style. I remember having worked as a volunteer for some of the concerts, but that time I did not quite develop an ear for music.

During 1960, my uncle was working with All India Radio, Vijayawada station as announcer. He used to take me there frequently. So I could  meet great many artists like Yella Venkateswara rao,  M Balamuralikrishna,   Voleti Venktaeswaralu etc.,

As I started developing interest in  Hindustani Music,  later, it has been very exciting to have chance meetings with great musicians. I just want to recall a few moments of those to focus on their greatness of these  artists.

While  I was in college, I collected the address of Mukesh and requested for his photo . I was overwhelmed when he replied me saying that instead of his photo, he sent me some soulful poems penned by Shailendra.

I started developing interest in Hindustani music and started my tabla learning.  I attended a  programme  of Bhajans by Anup Jalota at Cross Maidan, Mumbai  and ventured to meet him after the programme to get his autograph, he chatted with me for a few moments and also obliged me with an autograph.

It was a big programme at Shivaji Park, of Pt. hariprasad Chourasia and Ustad Zakir Hussein. I was one among the thousands of audience.  We reached early to venue  so, I could meet them and collect their autographs, I found both of them humility personified. During that time, we could only hear  the musicians but their faces were not so popular.  With the advent of TV, one could identify some of the artists.

I was commuting from Bandra by local train and I used to observe a person at window seat with dark glasses and aloof – I was introduced to him later by a music enthusiast none other than  Pt. Nithyanand Haldipur – a famous flutist. I used to chat with him occasionally.

Similarly, I met  Pt.  Sandananda Naimpalli, he was seated in the back seat in the bus and taking rest – I did not want to disturb him. Later I had a wonderful chat with him from Woril to Nariman Point. I had a chance meeting with sitar maestro Pt. Shankar rao  Abhyankar and fortunate to be able to practice theka for his sitar practice.

At Karnataka Sangh Hall, Matunga , Mumbai there used to be free Sunday morning  music concert where I met Omkar Gulwadi and other great musicians.

Pt. Jasraj holds a 3 day music festival in Hyderabad – I met him once there. He was extremely busy, but spared a few moments to acknowledge me for a few moments and gave  his autograph – During break, I had the privilege of sipping tea with Sri Kedar Pandit who played pakhwaj instead of table on that day.

I cherish the memories. I look forward to meet many more musical celebrities and spend a few moments and get inspired to love Hindustani music.