Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hridayamuralika



Music: Vidhyadaran Master
Vidyadharan Master needs no introduction to malayalees.

He has created countless classics in both movie and popular devotional albums. He has also created immensely popular Tharangini Albusms Such as "Grameena Gaanagal", "
Raaga Tahrangani" Vidyadharan Master has created Several Memorable Tunes for the past two generations of Malayalees.

Paaduvaanaay Vannu Ninte Pdivaathikal..(Ezhuthappurangal)

Nandiyaar Vattathin...(Aagamanam)

Kalpantha Kaalathoolam..(Ente Gramam)

Chandanam Mankkunna...(Achuveettante Veedu)

Swapnagalokkeyum...(Kaanan Kothichu)

Chiirikkal Thorumen..(Adayalangal)

----are some of his many timeless classics that will remains evergreen forever.

Lyric : Sreedevi

Sreedevi (Devoos) is a multi-faceted personality who has made a name for herself on the internet in the fields of music, literature and print media. She is involved with various efforts to popularize music and imparting music to the younger generation.

Behind the Project
MSI Audios

MalayalaSangeetham.info, popularly known as MSI is the primary music information database for Malayalam Music. A massive grass-root level collaborative effort has been a pioneering effort in bringing together Malayalam music fans world-over. No other language has anything even close to what we are achieving with MSI. The goal of MSI is to ensure that all information searches regarding Malayalam music stops there!.

Click Here to Listen Promo Audio Release Hridayamuralika >>

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A different musical experience

A different musical experience

KOCHI: He has been entertaining people with his rocking music for many years. DJ Savio, one of the hottest DJs in Kerala, is now reinventing his music. ‘Free Formation’ - a fusion of percussion and in-house music - will be a different musical experience for the clubbing crowd in the city. For the music programme ‘Savio Rocks Kerala’ DJ Savio and percussionist Carl will perform a jugalbandi at Rajeev Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, on Saturday at 6.30 pm.

Free Formation, formed by Savio and Carl, is the first venture in Kerala to weave percussion and in-house music, which is popular in other metros across the country. Upbeat and power-packed music define Free Formation. “I always wanted to do something different and refreshing. There are bands in metros which mix percussion and in-house music. But usually they use slow numbers for mixing. Here we are using house and trance,” says DJ Savio.

To raise awareness among the public, the duo is planning to do street shows. “The support of the public is necessary. That is why we are doing the street shows,” says Savio.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Orkkuka Vallappozhum CD Release

Orkkuka Vallappozhum CD Release











IFFK 2008 jury member and eminent film maker Jabbar Patel releasing the audio cd of the new malayalam feature film ' Orkkuka Vallappozhum' by handing over the first copy to FEFCA general secretary and malayalam movie maker B. Unnikrishnan. Film maker Sashi paravoor, the debutant director of the film Sohanlal, music composer M. Jayachandran and Producer Y.S. Vinu looking on from the dais of the 4th estate hall at Trivandrum Press club on the other day.Eminent film makers Joshi, K.Madhu and the festival programmers from Swtzerland,Australia and Germany were attended the function to bless the team behind "Orkkuka Vallappozhum"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Master of Expressions - Thilakan on talk with KK Moidu of Gulf Today




Master of Expressions - Thilakan on talk with KK Moidu of Gulf Today

Thilakan, one of Indian cinema’s finest actors, speaks to KK Moidu about his personal experiences in showbiz






Sunday, December 14, 2008

Peruvanam Kuttan Marar & Group



Peruvanam Kuttan Marar & Group playing at a Mum...
Peruvanam Kuttan Marar & Group playing at a Mumbai festival.

Kodunthirapully panchari melam by satheesan


panchari melam performed by satheesan in kodunt...
panchari melam performed by satheesan in kodunthirapully on auspicious day of mahanavami which was on october 20th 2007.

Jayaram on Chenda and Stephen Devassy on Keyboard



Asianet USA 5th anniversary..Jayaram Star Show

Best of Anand Narayan - Malayalam Songs

Oru Madhura Kinavin - Anand Narayan


Devatharu Poothu - Anand Narayan


Anuraagalola - Anand Narayan


Thaamaranoolinal - Anand Narayan

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Best of Anand Narayan - Hindi Songs









Sankaran Namboothiri performing at UAE





Rashmi and Anwar Sadat ..Dee..Dee

Pehla Nasha by Jeetu and Chitra Iyer at KPS Star Singer 05-12-2008

Woh Lamhe by Anand at KPS Star Singer 2008 05-12-2008

Stephen Devassi andAttukaal Balasubramaniam at KPS Star singers 2008 05 12 2008

SEVEN Against Bribery




latest song from band SEVEN [stephen devassy sangeeth franco] its agaist the corruption. its against the injustice. watch out. . . . .

Indian Hindu Divine music for Relaxation and Stress relief



The music was composed by Stephen Devassy from Kerala. This music has been released as a part of Sacred Chants Album

Best of Stephen Devassy

Best of Stephen Devassy























Friday, December 12, 2008

Rahman, Slumdog in running for 4 Golden Globes

Rahman, Slumdog in running for 4 Golden Globes
13 Dec 2008,PTI

WASHINGTON: Indian music director of global repute A R Rahman has won the prestigious Golden Globe nomination for the Best Original Score for his
composition in British filmmaker Danny Boyle's ‘Slumdog Millionaire', which explores the life of a street boy from Mumbai.

"It is good to hear about all these nominations," Rahman said. "I always feel that I am just one of the elements and then combining it with other elements it becomes something else," he said.

Slumdog Millionaire is Rahman's second big western film score after Shekhar Kapoor's ‘The Golden Age'.

The tale of the street orphan who ends up on a high-profile television game show also won three other nominations — Best Film , Best Director for Boyle and Best Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy.

Among those who got the best actress nominations were Kate Winslet for ‘Revolutionary Road' and Angelina Jolie as a distraught mother in ‘The Changeling'.

‘The Strange Case of Benjamin Button', starring Brad Pitt, and ‘Frost/Nixon' each garnered five Golden Globe nominations.

Pitt got a Best Actor nomination for ‘The Strange Case'. Others in the fray were Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘Revolutionary Road', as well as Sean Penn as the title character in ‘Milk'.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Kangal irandal- Subramaniapuram

Kangal irandal- Subramaniapuram



Subramaniapuram Tamil Movie songs

Movie Name : Subramaniapuram
Year : 2008
Cast: Jay, Swathy, Ganja Karuppu, Sasi Kumar, Samudhirakani
Music: James Vasanthan
Director: Sasi Kumar
Producer: Sasi Kumar
Singers: Belly Raj, Deepa Mariam

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Obituary - Sri M N Nambiar



M N Nambiar (born Manjeri Narayan Nambiar March 7, 1919 — November 19, 2008), a veteran film actor in Tamil cinema, he has been in the film industry for more than 50 years. He is a veteran of theatre and considered a legend in cinema. He is acknowledged to be one of the oldest actors from the pre-war era who remains in the industry today. He remains humble despite having worked with seven generations of actors

വില്ലന്‍ വേളങ്ങളിലൂടെ പ്രേക്ഷക മനസ്സുകളില്‍ നിറഞ്ഞുനിന്ന നടന്‍ എം.എന്‍ നമ്പ്യാര്‍(89) അന്തരിച്ചു. ഉച്ചയ്‌ക്ക്‌ ഒരു മണിയോടെ ചെന്നൈയിലെ സ്വകാര്യ ആസ്‌പത്രിയിലായിരുന്നു അന്ത്യം. കഴിഞ്ഞ കുറച്ചുനാളുകളായി രോഗബാധിതനായി ചികിത്സയിലായിരുന്നു. 50 വര്‍ഷക്കാലം ദക്ഷിണേന്ത്യന്‍ സിനിമ രംഗത്ത്‌ സജീവമായിരുന്ന മഞ്ചേരി രാമന്‍ നമ്പ്യാര്‍ എന്ന എം.എന്‍ നമ്പ്യാര്‍ തമിഴ്‌, തെലുങ്ക്‌, മലയാളം, ഹിന്ദി എന്നീ ഭാഷകളിലായി ആയിരത്തിലധികം ചിത്രങ്ങളില്‍ അഭിനയിച്ചു. ജംഗിള്‍ എന്ന പേരില്‍ ഒരു ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്‌ ചിത്രത്തിലും അദ്ദേഹം പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെട്ടു.

അഭ്രപാളികളില്‍ പരുക്കനായ വില്ലനായി അഭിനയിച്ചപ്പോഴും യഥാര്‍ത്ഥ ജീവിതത്തില്‍ ഇതിന്‌ നേര്‍ വിപരീതമായി ഹൃദയാലുവും തികഞ്ഞ ഈശ്വരഭക്തനുമായിരുന്നു നമ്പ്യാര്‍. 1919 ല്‍ കണ്ണൂരില്‍ ജനിച്ച എം.എന്‍ 13 ാം വയസ്സില്‍ നവാബ്‌ രാജമാണിക്യം ട്രൂപ്പിലൂടെയാണ്‌ അഭിനയരംഗത്തേക്ക്‌ കടന്നുവരുന്നത്‌. 1935 ല്‍ പുറത്തിറങ്ങിയ ഭക്ത രാമദാസാണ്‌ ആദ്യ ചിത്രം. ബാലയ്യ മുതല്‍ മനോജ്‌(ഭാരതിരാജയുടെ മകന്‍) വരെ ഏഴ്‌ തലമുറയിലുള്ള നടന്മാര്‍ക്കൊപ്പം വേഷമിട്ടു.

ആരോഗ്യകാര്യങ്ങളില്‍ അതീവശ്രദ്ധാലുവായിരുന്ന എം.എന്‍ വീട്ടില്‍ നിന്ന്‌ കൊണ്ടുവരുന്ന ഭക്ഷണം മാത്രമേ കഴിച്ചിരുന്നുള്ളൂ. അതും സസ്യാഹാരങ്ങള്‍ മാത്രം. തമിഴില്‍ തിരക്കേറിയ നടനായി മാറയതോടെ നമ്പ്യാര്‍ നാടക മന്‍ട്രം എന്ന പേരില്‍ ഒരു നാടക ട്രൂപ്പ്‌ അദ്ദേഹം തുടങ്ങി.

ശബരിമല ശാസ്‌താവിന്റെ തികഞ്ഞ ഭക്തനായിരുന്നു എം.എന്‍ നമ്പ്യാര്‍. 65 വര്‍ഷമായി എല്ലാ മലയാള മാസവും ഒന്നാം തീയതി ശബരിമല ദര്‍ശനം നടത്താറുള്ള എം.എന്‍ മഹാ ഗുരുസ്വാമി എന്നാണ്‌ അറിയപ്പെട്ടിരുന്നത്‌. അനാരോഗ്യം കാരണം കഴിഞ്ഞ വര്‍ഷം മാത്രം അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്‌ ശബരിമലയില്‍ ദര്‍ശനത്തിനെത്താന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല. പകരം മകനാണ്‌ ഇരുമുടിക്കെട്ടുമായെത്തിയത്‌.

എം.ജി.ആറിനൊപ്പമുള്ള 'ആയിരത്തില്‍ ഒരുവന്‍', ശിവാജി ഗണേശനൊപ്പം 'അമ്പികാപതി', ജമിനി ഗണേശനൊപ്പം 'മിസിയമ്മ', 'നെഞ്ചം മരപ്പതിലൈയ്‌ത്ത്‌ള തുടങ്ങിയവയാണ്‌ പ്രധാന ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍. 'ദിഗംബരസ്വാമിയാര്‍' എന്ന ചിത്രത്തില്‍ 11 വേഷങ്ങളില്‍ അഭിനയിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്‌. 'കല്യാണി', 'കവിത' എന്നീ ചിത്രങ്ങളില്‍ അദ്ദേഹം നായകനായും അഭിനയിച്ചു. സിനിമ, സീരിയല്‍, നാടകം എന്നീ മൂന്ന്‌ അഭിനയകളരിയിലും അദ്ദേഹം തിളങ്ങി. എല്ലാ നടന്മാരുമായും നല്ല ബന്ധം കാത്തുസൂക്ഷിച്ചിരുന്ന എം.എന്നിന്‌ ഏറ്റവും പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട അഭിനേതാക്കള്‍ എം.ആര്‍.രാധയും സാവിത്രിയുമായിരുന്നു. മലയാളത്തില്‍ ജയറാം ചിത്രമായ 'ഷാര്‍ജ ടു ഷാര്‍ജ', ദിലീപിനൊപ്പം 'കുബേരന്‍' എന്നിവയാണ്‌ അവസാനം അഭിനയിച്ച ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._N._Nambiar

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Classical Music concert by Sri Sankaran Namboothiri at KSC Abu Dhabi on 16 Nov 2008

Classical Music concert by Sri Sankaran Namboothiri at KSC Abu Dhabi on 16 Nov 2008


Sri Sankaran Namboothiri, a well renowned child prodigy, started learning music at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Sri C S Narayanan Namboothiri and thereafter pursued his learning under stalwarts like Sri T V Gopalakrishnan, Professor Sri Mavelikkara R Prabhakara Verma and Palakkad Sri V Narayana Swamy.

Recognised at the youngest A Grade Artist, Sri Sankaran Namboothiri started performing concerts at a very young age of 11 and by the year 13 he had already started taking the famous sabhas by storm.

He received junior fellowship and the senior fellowship from the Government of India for his musical career.

He has been the recipient of many honours and titles including the Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai and Gananrutha Surabhi by Sree Vidya Peetam, Kallidaikurichi, Tirunelveli.

Sri Sankaran Namboodiri has performed in all the major sabhas of India and has also performed concerts in the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, etc…. He has to his credit several cassettes and CDs released by HMV, Sangeetha, AVM, etc. He is also enlightening music lovers and music aspirants through the popular television programme “Nadopasana” aired from Jeevan TV.

Sri Sankaran Namboodiri is involved in the treatment of patients by music therapy in various hospitals in India.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PROGRESSION OF MAL. FILM MUSIC- ON THE RIGHT TRACK OR NOT???

PROGRESSION OF MAL. FILM MUSIC- ON THE RIGHT TRACK OR NOT???

Music is divine! Music is Universal! Music is soothing! Music is the Truth! Music is pain reliever ! Music takes you to a serenity... at times you are in trance ! Music brings peace of mind..!

Looking at the Mal film music scene it has gone through a metamorphosis.. from the simple tunes of folk and drama songs of 50s and early 60s to the sweet melodies filled with feel, lyrical quality, brilliant direction and sweet voices of mid 60s to late 70s... Perhaps that is aptly called the Golden Era of Mal Film music. ! Arrival of the great lyricists Vayalar, O N V, sreekumaran Thampi ,P.Bhaskaran, Yousuf Ali kecheri, to name a few along with brilliant music directors like Devarajan Master, Baburaj, Dhakshinamoorthy, Arjunan Master, Chidambaranath, Raghavan master again to name a few. The brilliance of their works were made evergreen or more aptly said immortal by the divine and golden voices of the likes of Yesudas, Janaki, Suseela and Jayachandran.. Gems produced by Devarajan- Vayalar or Baburaj-Bhaskaran , S.thambi-D.moorthi or Arjunan Mstr combinations became so touching When Yesudas gave voice to those creations.. The feel, sweetness, romance, depth, clarity and what not in his voice made all those songs evergreen in the listeners minds and hearts... Can any one ever forget the genius S.Janaki... Can anyone ever say that she was a non malayali? such is the commitment and talent she possessed that one can only sit and admire her.. what feel.. what a voice..
Baburaj's songs were given the full treatement the director wanted by Janakiamma.. Tharilittakanakal,. Sooryakanthi, thane thirinjum marinjum, vasantha panchami nalil, oru kochu pushpathin, eeranuduthumkondu, etc etc ..
Saddest part of that era was Devarjan Mstr -Janaki gems were extremely limited for reasons best known to them.. many theories and speculations had been there on this issue.. Suseela's classically rich voice gave some evergreen gems... then Jayachandran, the Bhava Gayakan stood on his own and kept his head high with own style of voice and singing.. !
Can we ever forget Salilda who revolutionised the mal music scene with his own style of music.. "Sagarame..." " kadarumasam", sarike, sandhye.., et etc... the list never ends.. all became hits..
Of course the contributions of Usha Khanna also cannot be forgotten.. !

The time passed and in 80s we saw the genius Ravindran Master emerging.. wow.. for a while one may wonder whether he belonged to the 70s golden era.. Perhaps to a large extent he and Johnson kept 80s and 90s going not to forget the likes of Ouseppachan, shyam, Jerry Amaldev etc..Pramadavanam, Devagangal ...etc will linger in our minds for ever.. But lyrical quality of many songs declined.. and slow transition of music into more mechanical, technical and modernity has been with lots of ups and downs. The other major gain for the musical scene was the melodius voice of Chitra and Sujatha.. There were underachievers like the brilliant Kannur Rajan , Gayathri etc with the turn of this century we saw the arrival of M.Jayachandran, Sarath,
and there was a revival in musical scene.. In between several trend changes took place.. some mediocre songs also came.. too much stress on technicalities and mechanisms used for recording.... But one has to adapt to the changes and one can only wish the musical scene will prosper in Malayalam.. Geniuses like Naushad too blessed us in between... classics from Dhwani songs?

Tailpiece.. : Can we ever forget Pransakhees, Thamasamenthes, indravallari, ayiram padasarangal... kayamboo, sundararavil nandana vaniyil , akale akale,, ,. chakravarthini, anuraga ganam pole, vasantha panchami, thaliritta kinakal,
Arikil, Himavahini, Chitra silapalikal, innale neeyoru sundararagamaym, ponveyil, ... list is endless... there is no space to put all here... ...
Sangeethame ..namikkatte aviduthe munnil???

Thoughts by Nandakumar

Friday, November 7, 2008

Nalla mampoo - A song from the movie Orkkuka Vallappozhum, sung by Anand Narayan

Nalla mampoo - A song from the movie Orkkuka Vallappozhum



music M.JAYACHANDRAN lyrics GIRISH PUTHENCHERI singers ANAND & RAJALAKSHMI cinematography M.J.RADHAKRISHNAN audio SATYAM conceived and directed by SOHANLAL produced by GOD'S OWN MOVIZ

Nalla mammpoo paadam poothedi penne
Kunju manja kili kanne.. Kannare..
Majaninja maan kurunne...

Ente njkaval thottam kaikkana kaalam
Thathammakku thaali kettu.. povaallo...
Mukuthikku muthu korukkan...

Nalla mammpoo paadam poothedi penne
Kunju manja kili kanne.. Kannare..
Majaninja maan kurunne...

Ahh haha haha ahh haaa...

Alli mulla thanalathu thanichu irikkam
Ninte chandamulla kavilathu oru umma tharaam..
Kumbil kuthi kodappante then edukkam
Ninte chudil ethichu urumbinte kurumbu ariyam..
Kannaram potham chirichu olikkam
Minnaminungin kadha parayam..
Kaliyoonjalil kili aadave
Oru kaithola Melkaattu kaliyakkiyo?

Hmmhem Maampoo...Maampoo..

Nalla mammpoo paadam poothedi penne
Kunju manja kili kanne.. Kannare..
Majaninja maan kurunne...

Vellivala kilukkana puzha arikil
Mella thulli thulli nadakkana muyal kurunne
Ponnurukki vilakki nin mani kazhuthil
Kochu kunnimani palunkinte maala idaam
Minnayam minnum meem pidikkam
Kannadi koottil thaamasikkam
Kunjaaadukal kulirunnoree
Manju koodaram aanente kunjankili

Ninte Njaval thottam....

Ahhhh.....
Ente Njaval thottam kaikkana kaalam
Thathammakku thaali kettu.. povaallo...
Mukuthikku muthu korukkan...

Nalla mammpoo paadam poothedi penne

Ahh....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

KPS Star Singer 2008 - an opportunity for children with Musical talents

KPS Star Singer 2008 - an opportunity for children with Musical talents




Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Orkkuka Vallappozhum a SOHANLAL film

Orkkuka Vallappozhum a SOHANLAL film


Releasing soon.......ORKKUKA VALLAPPOZHUM.

A song promo from the movie.



music M.JAYACHANDRAN singer M.JAYACHANDRAN lyrics P.BHASKARAN cinematography M.J.RADHAKRISHNAN audio SATYAM conceived and directed by SOHANLAL produced by GOD'S OWN MOVIZ

Monday, November 3, 2008

AMRITA TV RAGA RATNAM YUVA competition - register immediately



AMRITA TV RAGA RATNAM YUVA competition - register immediately

Carnatic Music Talent Hunt :16-21 age group
Inviting Entries : Last Date - 10 Nov.2008

Many of you still cherish fond memories of Raga Ratnam Junior,the carnatic music talent hunt for children in the 10-15 age group

And now as a sequel, Amrita TV launches a show for the youth in the 16-21 age group, Raga Ratnam Yuva

So if you have a song on your lips and stars in your eyes and wish to be considered for this special reality show, the good news is that Amrita TV has called for entries for Raga Ratnam Yuva

Here is an opportunity to be in the company of some of the greatest musicians of our time and learn from them.

Here is your chance to showcase your talent to millions across the globe

Register immediately !

How to Register

Amrita TV plans to hold preliminary auditions at Bangalore, Chennai, Thrissur and Trivandrum

You can register by sending an SMS indicating your preferred audition location

Thiruvananthapuram : RRY TVM YOUR NAME
Thrissur : RRY TCR YOUR NAME
Chennai : RRY CHN YOUR NAME
Bangalore : RRY BGR YOUR NAME

.SMS Numbers
Depending on your service provider, select the appropriate sms number for
"Raga Ratnam Yuva "

Airtel, Idea, Vodafone - 54050

BSNL, Reliance, Tata - 5600650

All Mobiles Outside Kerala - 5600650

Bahrain (Batelco) - 92375

Bahrain (MTC) - 77329

Kuwait (MTC) - 98839

Oman (Mobile) - 90323

Oman (Nawras) - 90618

Qatar (Qtel) - 2731

Saudi Arabia (Mobily) - 6714

UAE (Etisalat) - 6053

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Orkkuka Vallappozhum

Coming Soon....

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Indian Classical Music Rocks Central Connecticut!!!

Indian Classical Music Rocks Central Connecticut!!!




Listen to the students of Wesleyan University performing during the Navaratri festival. They train under Adjunct Instructor Balu and Artist in Residence David Nelson from the Ethnomusicology department.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

AR Rahman hunts for talent

AR Rahman hunts for talent
Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, October 15, 2008

Maverick music maestro AR Rahman's journey through fifteen states of India hunting for music talent will be aired on Doordarshan early this December.

Rahman will host the 'The Big Band' show where bands from seven countries- India, Nepal, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore and Sri Lanka- will vie for a three-year recording contract with Phat Phish Records, an entertainment and communications company.

The winner will also get artist management up to three albums and six music videos, tours and concerts on national and international stage as well as cash prize worth Rs 10 million.

"We have seen so many reality shows on the television. But what makes it different is that the show is not all about India alone, we have the idea of providing a common platform for all these guys from various places," Rahman said here yesterday.

"There is a huge audience of people who look beyond the typical Bollywood music. Music talents cutting across regions, languages, genres will be performing on the show. Considering the excellent reach of Doordarshan, we will launch the show soon on Doordarshan," said Phat Phish chairman Anand Surapur.

"We think the timing is right for people to be exposed to a wider choice. There is an unbelievable amount of talent available and it is just a matter of bringing it out, nurturing it and presenting it to be recognised," Managing Director, Phat Phish, K R Harish said.

Participating bands must have between 2-10 members with at least one lead singer and must submit three tunes with the first tune being an original interpretation of a popular Bollywood, folk or regional piece.

The second tune has to be based on the bands' interpretation of Rahman's specially composed melody for the show which will be released on October 24. Besides, the bands will also have to submit one of their original compositions.

"My role is to be the little link between these bands and the people. The show's concept is something unique but it has to be linked with the public," said the ace music director.

Asked on his expectations from the show, Rahman said, "Its all about discovering something new from these bands. We will be looking for various elements. One element from one band, another element from another... I think there will be lot of surprises in the show as there are so many bands."

Short listed bands will be invited to the first stage of audition where they will be asked to perform any of the three pieces by the judges.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kerala Natanam

Kerala Natanam

Kuchippudi

Kuchippudi

Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam

Aigiri Nandini

Aigiri Nandini




Mahishasura Marddini performed by Sheena Chandradas
sheenachandradas@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Swamy Suryapada - BHAGYADA LAKSHMI BARAMMA

Swamy Suryapada - BHAGYADA LAKSHMI BARAMMA

Sudha Ragunathan Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma

Sudha Ragunathan Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma

Sarasa Nethra (Thyagaraja Krithi)

Sarasa Nethra (Thyagaraja Krithi)



Prince Rama Varma sings a cute little Thyagaraja krithi in Western style Shankarabharanam.

Sarasa Nethra (Thyagaraja Krithi)

Sarasa Nethra (Thyagaraja Krithi)




Prince Rama Varma sings a cute little Thyagaraja krithi in Western style Shankarabharanam.

Paluke Bangaramayena (Bhadrachala Ramadasa Song)

Paluke Bangaramayena (Bhadrachala Ramadasa Song)

Sri Rama Naamam (Bhadrachala Ramadasa Song)

Sri Rama Naamam (Bhadrachala Ramadasa Song)



Prince Rama Varma sings a jaunty little song by Bhadrachala Ramadas.

Sri Rama Namam (Chorus)

Sri Rama Namam (Chorus)



Prince Rama Varma surprises the audience at Sangeetha Bharati school of music by making a group of his students (Ranging from an 8 year old to a 60 year old) sing along with him.

Hey Govind Hey Gopal: Jai Shri Krishna

Hey Govind Hey Gopal: Jai Shri Krishna

Krishna Bhajan - Jagjit Singh

Krishna Bhajan - Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh - Mann Mein Ram Basale - [KaMaL]

Jagjit Singh - Mann Mein Ram Basale - [KaMaL]

Sathya Sai Baba - Sings Bhajans 1

Sathya Sai Baba - Sings Bhajans 1



original video production of Prashanti Digital Studio, Prashanti Nilayam. Visit : http://saidivineinspirations.blogspot.com

Namo Sharada - bhajan on Goddess Saraswathi

Namo Sharada

Sarasvati Bhajan:जय सरस्वती वरदे महरानि(Jai Saraswati Varde)

Sarasvati Bhajan:जय सरस्वती वरदे महरानि(Jai Saraswati Varde)

Bhajan Navratri_Aarti Saraswati Mata

Bhajan Navratri_Aarti Saraswati Mata



Album: Saraswathi
Artists: Kumari Eshwari pandit, Kumari Sneha Suresh n Kumari Ankita Joshi.
Track : 10/ Aarti.
Presentation : Times Music Spiritual.

Bhajan Navratri_Aarti Saraswati Mata

Bhajan Navratri_Aarti Saraswati Mata



Album: Saraswathi
Artists: Kumari Eshwari pandit, Kumari Sneha Suresh n Kumari Ankita Joshi.
Track : 10/ Aarti.
Presentation : Times Music Spiritual.

Om jai Saraswati Mata

Om jai Saraswati Mata

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chakkamkulam Appu Marar passes away


Chakkamkulam Appu Marar passes away

Chakkamkulam Appu MararExpress News Service 10 Sep 2008 01:59:00 AM ISTTHRISSUR: Melam maestro Chakkamkulam Appu Marar died at his residence at Thaloor near here on Tuesday morning.

He was 85. The cremation will be held on the premises of his house at Thaloor on Wednesday at 10 am. He is survived by wife Vishalakshmi Marasyar, sons Unnikrishnan, Ramkumar, Satheeshan and Prakashan and daughter Lathika.

Well-known as a resourceful thayambaka expert, Appu Marar was known as an expert in sopana sangeetham and thimila.

He learned the melam preliminaries from his father Narayana Marar and later from melam acharyan Anthikkad Ramankutty Marar.

At the age of 14 he had the `arengettam’ at Anthikkad Karthyayani Temple. At the age of 35, he led the prestigious panchari melam of Peruvanam Chathakudam Shastha and earned the rare title of ‘melapramani’. In the subsequent years, Appu Marar had the ‘pramanam’ for all the famous Pooram celebrations, including the famous Thrissur Pooram and Arattupuzha Pooram. Appu Marar had developed his own style known as ‘Chakkamkulam style’.

He is the recipient of the first Pallavoor Appu Marar Puraskaram of the Kerala Government. Appu Marar earned the titles of Mela Kalathilakam, Mela Kalaratnam, Mela Kalacharyan, Melacharyan and Kalacharya. He is also the recipient of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award Veera Shringhala from Mumbai Keli organisation.

Music therapy loses its champion - Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan


Music therapy loses its champion - Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan

Sharadha Narayanan | ENS09 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM ISTCHENNAI: Violin maestro Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (73) passed away in the city on Monday evening following a prolonged illness. The Padma Shri Awardee was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra University Medical College Hospital where he breathed his last following a cardiac arrest.

Kunnakudi was undergoing treatment for a stomach ailment for over two months. Initially, he was taken to a private hospital in Perungudi and later moved to Ramachandra Hospital where he was under intensive medical care.

Sources close to the musician said that Kunnakudi, as the ace musician was popularly referred to, had not been keeping good health for over a couple of months. His son, a doctor working in Melbourne, had also come down to Chennai to treat him and he was planning to take his father abroad for treatment.

However, Kunnakudi’s health deteriorated over the weekend and he was under intensive care at the hospital when he developed complications in his heart.

His body is expected to be cremated tomorrow. He is survived by wife and two sons.

Born in 1935 to Ramaswamy Sastri and Meenakshi at Kunnakudi in Sivaganga district, his father was an erudite scholar in Sanskrit, Tamil and Carnatic music as well as a great composer and exponent of Carnatic music and Kathakalakshepam.

For young Kunnakudi, veda sastram and sangeetam were the main disciplines besides schooling.

The noted violinist, spotted always with a bright saffron spot and sacred ash smeared on his forehead, was known for introducing novelties in his concerts. He has performed all over the world. Conferred the Padma Shri in 2005 , he was also the head of the Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram for many years.

Kunnakudi joined Modern Theatres for film orchestras in the late 50s. In 1963, he got a break with HMV as a music director.

He produced Muruga Ganamrutham.

From 1976, Kunnakudi concentrated on his solo concerts and stopped accompanying vocals for concerts.

Apart from Carnatic music, he also tried his hand in movies. He produced Todi, a musical feature film, along with T N Seshagopalan which went on to become a success. Kunnakudi made a special appearance in the 2005 Tamil blockbuster movie Anniyan directed by Shankar.

Honours have pursued him. Apart from the Padma Shri, he was given the title ‘Sangita Mamani’ and was conferred with more than 200 awards He was also the secretary of Thygabramha Sabha, Tiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur, which organises the annual Aradhna Festival of the great carnatic music composer Saint Thyagaraja. Kunnakudi also had deep faith in the therapeutical merits of music.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Onappattu video album [malayalam song]

Onappattu video album [malayalam song]





Video produced and directed by Anto Pandeth. Sung by Deepa Miriam,Kallara Gopan.

Poovili poovili ponnonamayi - Vishukkani (1977)

Poovili poovili ponnonamayi - Vishukkani (1977)

Ambalapparambile Aaramathile-Ningalenne Communistakki (1970)

Ambalapparambile Aaramathile-Ningalenne Communistakki (1970)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Anand Sundaram - Mohana Veena - Hamsadhwani

Anand Sundaram - Mohana Veena - Hamsadhwani




Anand Sundaram, specialising in Mohan Veena, is a disciple of Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Sri. Salil Bhatt. Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is the only Grammy Award Winner from India and the creator of the Mohan Veena.

Anand is a musician by passion and an IT Manager by profession, living in London.

In this clip, he plays Raga Hamsadhwani, integrating the North Indian Hindustani style with the South Indian Carnatic style.

He is accompanied on the tabla by Bhismadev Chakroborty, a Neuro Scientist based in Cambridge, who is also a classical tabla player, and leads a world music band.

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VEENA - N.KARTHIK - SONG - SRI RAJA RAJESHWARI

VEENA - N.KARTHIK - SONG - SRI RAJA RAJESHWARI



This is a video of song SRI RAJA RAJESHWARI in the Raga PRABHUPRIYA set to ADHI tala composed by VEENA VENKATAGIRIYAPPA.(i.e.,VEENA is a south indian String instrument associated with the goddess Saraswathi,the deity of learning and fine arts). I also hold the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for MOST CONCERTS IN 24 HOURS.
You can read more about the record in the book GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2008 in page 76

VEENA - N.KARTHIK - SONG - RAGHUVAMSHA SUDHA

VEENA - N.KARTHIK - SONG - RAGHUVAMSHA SUDHA





This is a video of song RAGHUVAMSHA SUDHA in the Raga KATHANAKUTHUHALA set to ADHI tala composed by PATNAM SUBRAMANYA IYER.(i.e.,VEENA is a south indian String instrument associated with the goddess Saraswathi,the deity of learning and fine arts). I also hold the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for MOST CONCERTS IN 24 HOURS.
You can read more about the record in the book GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2008 in page 76

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sushiri by G Jayaprakash - For Guinness, this is not the smallest yet

Sushiri by G Jayaprakash - For Guinness, this is not the smallest yet
M. Harish Govind for THE HINDU



The musician G. Jayaprakash is annoyed at the Guinness Book of Records refusing to accept his innovative `sushiri' as the smallest musical instrument. The musician G. Jayaprakash is annoyed at the Guinness Book of Records refusing to accept his innovative `sushiri' as the smallest musical instrument.



SMALL IS MUSICAL: G. Jayaprakash plays on the tiny wind instrument, `sushiri'. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar for THE HINDU.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The efforts of a city-based musician, G. Jayaprakash, to get into the Guinness Book of Records for developing the smallest musical instrument have come to nought, with the global organisation refusing to alter the existing record being held by a nano-technology device developed by US scientists in the laboratory.

Jayaprakash's instrument, `sushiri,' is a chip of sandalwood 4.5 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, one mm thick and weighing just half a gram. The chip has four rows of minute holes on it, and when held close to the lips and played with fingers, it produces notes similar to those of a saxophone or a flute.

In response to Jayaprakash's application, Guinness wrote to say that his achievement does not better the existing record held by the nano-scale guitar developed by scientists at Cornell University, USA. The silicon `nano-guitar' is only as big as a single red-blood cell; it is `played' in a vacuum chamber, using a laser in place of a guitar-pick.

When a laser hits a string, the heat makes it vibrate at frequencies a thousand times higher than what the human ear can pick up. However, scientists say that they can detect the vibrations and electronically scale them down to audible tones. Interestingly, the device was developed not to make music, but to try out small devices that vibrate at very high frequencies — to find ways to create cheaper electronics that save energy.

Unfazed by the reply, Jayaprakash wrote back pointing out that his `sushiri' is a conventional wind instrument which produces the same sound frequencies as other such instruments. It can produce notes loud enough to be heard by about 100 persons in a room. Its notes could blend with those of other wind, string and percussion instruments in a concert, he said.

But the Guinness authorities refused to budge. "We are not at present interested in splitting the category into instrument types, and so the smallest guitar as mentioned takes precedence," they wrote back, adding that the decision was final.

Jayaprakash, 44, says that he developed the instrument after 15 years of research.

"I did not expect a prestigious global organisation such as Guinness to be so biased. How can they can call a laboratory device, which cannot be seen or heard, a musical instrument?" he asks.

A self-taught musician, Jayaprakash coaxes classical compositions such as `Om mahaganapathim...,' `Ennathapam cheithane...' and `Jnanappazhathe...' out of the `sushiri' with the finesse of a maestro. He played the instrument at the Soorya Art & Dance Festival held in the State capital in July last. He has now submitted a proposal to the Limca Book of World Records and is awaiting their response.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ballad of love - Redefining changambuzha's "Ramanan"

Ballad of love - Redefining changambuzha's "Ramanan"

Album A group of musicians join hands to come up with a musical version of Changampuzha’s ‘Ramanan,’ writes Saraswathy Nagarajan



Redefining ‘Ramanan’ (from left) Kavalam Srikumar, Edapally Ajith Kumar, K.R.Roopa, Gayathri and Sreevalsan J. Menon

It is a timeless love story that has inspired filmmakers, authors, poets and scholars. And now a group of musicians have joined hands to come up with a musical on Changampuzha’s evergreen ‘Ramanan.’

“It was actually violinist Edapally Ajith Kumar who suggested the idea about two years ago. But then we were busy with our work on another album and it got postponed. We began working on ‘Ramanan’ last year. Most of the compositions have been scored by Ajith, and I did the rest,” says Carnatic vocalist Sreevalsan J. Menon, who is Ramanan’s voice in the audio album.

Kavalam Srikumar renders the lines of Ramanan’s friend Madanan while Super Star Global winner Roopa and playback singer Gayatri voices the lyrics of Chandramthi and Bhanumati respectively.

Emphasis on lyrics

“It was interesting to work on this popular kavyam that has been read and recited so many times. Some of the recitation was done impromptu and the emphasis was always on the lyrics. I feel this kind of a work will help reach the poem to a wider audience,” says Kavalam Srikumar.

Agreeing with him, Gayatri says that though the project is a first of its kind, she did not find it too difficult as most of the lines in one scene were set in a particular raga.

“I usually get carried away by notes and music, lyrics were not a priority for me. In this case, I had to be careful about the lyrics and pay attention to intonation and pronunciation. So, it was a new experience for me,” she adds.

Perhaps the first of its kind in Malayalam, the album, marketed by Manorama Music, promises to be a trendsetter.

“When my brother-in-law, Santosh, a Gulf-based entrepreneur, wondered aloud if we could do something to popularise Changampuzha’s work among a new generation of Malayalis, little did I imagine that it would turn out to be something so unique,” says Ajith.

Ajith adds that the fact that the story of the poem has strong connections to Edapally did not cross his mind then. “But when I started interpreting the poem musically, I did feel blessed to be involved in this project. Moreover, there is an innate melody and rhythm in the poem that makes it ideal for such a musical interpretation.”

Various ragas such as Kalyani, Hindolam, Abheri, Lavangi, Karnaranjani, Nasikabhushani …, with slight variations, have been used to compose the songs for the album. Sreevalsan hastens to add that though the orchestration has a contemporary touch to it, it has been composed in such a way that it does not drown the lyrics.

Says an enthused Sreevalsan: “It is an audio theatrical presentation. And we have none other than Nedumudi Venu (who won the National award for narration) narrating certain scenes to take the story forward. We have slightly abridged the original poem and again, in a break from the original, the narration begins with Madanan searching for his friend Ramanan and finally discovering his body in the forest. Then, in the flashback technique, popularised in our cinema, we go to the first scene and Ramanan’s story. And chipping in as Ramanan’s flute is Kudamaloor Janardhanan.”

The musicians aver that they were careful to maintain the rustic feel to the lyrics and not go in for affected voices.

According to Ajith, though they had tried to rope in some big names for the lead female voice of Chandramathi, their tight schedules forced them to opt for Roopa. But no regrets. “She has a fresh and unaffected voice,” says Ajith.

Sreevalsan points that since the poet himself has indicated where the chorus comes in and so on, it was easy to be in tune with the poem musically. The musicians chorus in one voice that the endeavour was a labour of love.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

ANAND - a true leader - future of Arts & music in safe hands.



ANAND - a true leader - future of Arts & music in safe hands.

This week some of us were lucky enough to have skipped the urge to take hot summer holidays away from UAE. Six finalists from Amrita TV's Super Star Global programme visited Abu Dhabi to perform at the National Theatre. They arrived on 30th July and the show was held on 1st August. It turned out to be a huge success for the organisers Kerala Social Centre. A big surprise - more because of the facts that many fans/families were out of town due to summer holidays and the three day national holiday.

What made me write this article is the way these boys and girls conducted amongst themselves, with the fans and the crowd during their visit with their excellent behaviour and public relations.

Anand - I had watched him many times while performing for SSG and then his exit speech was one which set out to be an example for all the contestants of Reality shows. It didn't end there. He moved on to something new surprising all his fans and became the anchor of the Let's Dance show. How is he going to manage this - was one question which came to my mind at the beginning and had written off this programme - Let's Dance - with many other ordinary shows happening around. A casual watching of the show on one night during its re-telecast time here in Abu Dhabi changed my mind. It made me extend my TV watching time after the late night Middle East news.

My mind said, hey, this is someone whom I have to focus for my TQM values - a person who really views positive out of every situation and personalities.

I never thought I will be meeting him this fast. There comes a phone call from a friend of mine from KSC Abu Dhabi. The boys and girls whom you criticised and promoted are coming down to Abu Dhabi for a performance. Would it be possible to work out something extra for them elsewhere in other Emirates. Why not? It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was left with Thursday and the week from Sunday to Wednesday to arrange this. A few phone calls here and there and I was explained in detail by several organisers about the lack of time and difficulties in getting approvals, selling the tickets, finding organisers, venues etc.

Ok, leave it for now. We will make their visit memorable here. Checked with all the newspaper/media friends to give maximum coverage. Now, what? - wait for them to arrive here.

All of them arrived in Dubai and after a long immigration que/clearance they all came out of the airport and then what a welcome they got! It was a dusty and sandy evening. What would normally take a 2 hours trip down to Abu Dhabi from Rashmi's home, it took them almost 5 hours to reach Abu Dhabi.

The dust and sandstorm portrayed also the mindset of these talented youngsters and the organisers - how the venue will be, how the audience will be and finally the auditorium - is it going to be empty, half full or full??. Several questions and question marks hovered around all of us.

We didn't relax a bit during this time - worked door to door and camps to camps to announce their arrival and opportunity to meet them in real. Fingers did not stop dialling numbers from the mobiles of everyone involved.

Did not contact them till later part of Thursday allowing them to rest and relax. And in the afternoon went to meet them at the Kerala Social Centre. Knocked the door of the meeting room where they were doing their practise session. Someone opened and all of them very serious about their jobs. Introduced myself and then the seriousness melts down. May be they expected someone different in looks.

Roopa, Ratheesh, Praveen, Latha, Rashmi and Anand. But, one person stood really high above all of them - Anand. First glimpse itself I could make out the capabilities behind this power pack of talents. Cool, concise and clear about what he is talking when questioned and focussed and optimistic. Relaxing with each one of them but at the same time taking control whenever it is required. During the show and after, even during their two day holiday period in UAE, he proved it again and again. He is the man in control and one who can really get along with everyone.

All of them were excellent and captured the heart and soul of everyone during this visit.

It also proved me one thing - many of our finer talents are short in physical stature but TALL above everyone in their Quality output. Look at P. Jayachandran etc etc. And Anand has joined their bandwagon. Like one of my close friend from media - a very famous personality - who is also short, had said earlier - if I had a few inches more to my height - I would have ruled the media world. For Anand, I firmly believe this few inches are not at all necessary as he has shown sparks during his visit here to the UAE that a whole world of achievement and success awaits him ahead. He can do it, that is my belief and it has never let me down.

Boys and girls from Let's Dance, do utilise him to the best of your abilities. It is an opportunity to be amongst him and extract the nuances of his management, artistic and more than anything else interpersonal skills. That "MIND" inside him is thinking in 200 different directions at the same time. If you observe him and follow him, you will automatically see yourself in a higher platform of performance and personal conduct.

God bless and have a great future ahead.

Ramesh Menon
04082008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Super Star Nite in Abu Dhabi - Friday, 01st August 2008 - a memorable evening

Super Star Nite in Abu Dhabi - Friday, 01st August 2008 - a memorable evening

Super Stars Nite in Abu Dhabi - inaugural ceremony - Chief guest - Smt KPAC Lalitha with sponsors and organisers of the event.

Sri Regi Mannel introducing the Super Stars to the audience.

Super Stars in UAE - Rashmi, Praveen, Latha, Ratheesh, Roopa and Anand.

Praveen on stage.

Roopa and Ratheesh.

Fully packed National Theatre Auditorium in Abu Dhabi.

Roopa and Praveen.

Super Stars interacting with children.

Super Stars rocking for the final time on stage with audience for this memorable evening. I am sure this will be the beginning of a series of successful programme for these young talents and may get to perform many more such packed venues in INDIA, UAE, OMAN, BAHRAIN, QATAR, KUWAIT and other parts of the world.

Let us look at the details of the show as it evolved.

Vow!!! Reality Stars in Real. Amazing performance by the team of Anand, Roopa, Ratheesh, Praveen, Latha and Rashmi.

The 2000 plus seat National Theatre Abu Dhabi was full - a surprise to many of us considering the summer holiday period. What would have been the scenario if this programme was held during normal time?.

Full round of applause to Anand and team for their good preparation and execution of the programme from start to end. Every one enjoyed the programme to the full.

A surprise was in store for them and for all when the show was inaugurated by Smt. KPAC Lalitha.

Sri Reji Mannel, famous radio presenter based in UAE compered the show.

Anand was the first one to be introduced, then followed by Rashmi Vijayan, Praveen, Latha Krishnan, Ratheesh and finally Roopa. The introduction itself brought variety as the singers mixed with the audience and came out from amongst them when introduced.

They sang 28 songs in the following order:

1. Ratheesh - Hrudaya sarassile

2. Roopa - Aa nimishathinte

3. Roopa/Ratheesh - Odakkuzhal Vilikketto

4. Latha - Maarghazhi Thinkallallava

5. Anand - Voh Lamhe

6. Praveen - Oru Pushpam Mathramen

7. Praveen/Roopa - Akale Akale Neelakasam

8. Rashmi - Chandralekha from Thiruda Thiruda

9. Ratheesh - Sankrutha pamakari

10. Roopa - Minsaara poove poove

11. Ratheesh/Praveen - Padakaali chembada from Yodha

12. Roopa/Anand - Muthumazha konchal pole

13. Praveen - Pramadhavanam

14. Rashmi - Rasikira vanra

15. Latha - Oo mama mama chanda mama

16. Roopa/Latha - Kasthoori Thailamittu vala kilukki

17. Ratheesh - Kadukkittu varuthoru from Hallo

18. Praveen/Rashmi - Muthal Murai Janal Thuranthathai

19. Anand / Roopa - Karuppanu kayyala

20.Ratheesh/Latha - Mambazhama mambazham

21. Roopa/Latha/Rashmi - Aarumukhan

22. Anand/Roopa/Ratheesh/Praveen/Latha/Rashmi - Pennale, Pennale, Karimeen Pennale from Chemmeen

23.Anand/Latha - Ram bam bam Ram bam bam perimbam

24. Rashmi - Mayya mayya. Too neel samundar hai

25. Anand/Rashmi - Theri ankhem bhool bholayya

26. Praveen/Latha - Madhuraikku pokamedi

27. Rashmi/Anand - Kannum kannum maafia

28. Final songs - Melodious medley of several hit Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam mix by all 6 Super Stars.

Irrespective of age, everybody was dancing - so much fun filled moments that when Rashmi announced her song Mayya mayya - audience replied by saying that Vayya vayya. Ratheesh and Roopa were applauded each time when they came on stage. Praveen and Latha mesmoriesd the audience with their numbers. Anand - a total leader - held on to the steering and controlled it very well. Not to leave out Rashmi - if you ask a question - who will be the next Usha Uthup - we have an answer - Rashmi Vijayan from UAE. Overall, it was a memorable musical evening which one and all present in the packed National Theatre Abu Dhabi auditorum will remember for ever.

A very big thanks to KERALA SOCIAL CENTRE organisers for inviting them to Abu Dhabi to perform in live and real. I am sure their objectives for social cause were also duly achieved by this event.

Let this be the golden beginning for these young talents and May God bless them all to give many more such venues and opportunities in future.


Ramesh Menon
02082008

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Marvellous Melodrama - Interview with Super Stars of Amrita TV

Marvellous Melodrama - Interview with Super Stars of Amrita TV

Interview with Amrita TV Super Star Global's star performers Roopa, Anand, Ratheesh, Praveen, Latha and Reshmi during their visit to Abu Dhabi to perform for Super Star Nite to be held on Friday, 1st August 2008 at The National Theatre auditorium.

The interview was published in Gulf Today newspaper dated 31st July 2008.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ishmit is the winner! - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit is the winner! - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit - Kisna - Star Voice of India - 23rd November

Ishmit - Kisna - Star Voice of India - 23rd November

Ishmit & Kavita - Aaj Mein Upar - Star Voice of India - 23rd November

Ishmit & Kavita - Aaj Mein Upar - Star Voice of India - 23rd November

Ishmit & Alka - Mere Mehboob - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit & Alka - Mere Mehboob - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit - Saawariya - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit - Saawariya - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit & Harshit - Folk Songs - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Ishmit & Harshit - Folk Songs - Star Voice of India - Grand Finale

Abhaas & Ishmit - Part II - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Abhaas & Ishmit - Part II - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Abhaas & Ishmit - Nach Baliye - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Abhaas & Ishmit - Nach Baliye - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Introduction - Rani Mukherjee - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Introduction Ishmit Singh - Rani Mukherjee - Star Voice of India - 12th October

Ishmit Singh - Na Ja Kahin Ab Na Ja - Star Voice of India - 27th October

Ishmit Singh - Na Ja Kahin Ab Na Ja - Star Voice of India - 27th October

Ishmit Singh - Masha Alla - Star Voice of India - 27th October

Ishmit Singh - Masha Alla - Star Voice of India - 27th October

Ishmit Singh & Shaan - Jab Se Taire Naina - Star Voice of India - 13th October

Ishmit Singh & Shaan - Jab Se Taire Naina - Star Voice of India - 13th October

Ishmit Singh - Rotiya - Star Voice of India - 14th September

Ishmit Singh - Rotiya - Star Voice of India - 14th September

Ishmit Singh - Sandeshe Aate Hain - Star Voice of India - 15thAug

Ishmit Singh - Sandeshe Aate Hain - Star Voice of India - 15thAug

Ishmit Singh - Main Shayar To Nahin - Star Voice of India - 21st September

Ishmit Singh - Main Shayar To Nahin - Star Voice of India - 21st September