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Updated: June 30, 2011 16:04 IST

Focus on Tamil songs

Syed Muthahar Saqaf
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Sangietha. Photo: R. Ashok
Sangietha. Photo: R. Ashok

Fest Sangiethaa's Dharmavathi delineation was marked by intelligent alapana, niraval and kalpanaswaras.

Dalmiapuram S. Sangiethaa delivered a scintillating vocal concert at the 75th monthly music festival of Tamil Isai Sangam, Tiruchi, recently. The two-hour programme was a combination of fine music and the culturally rich Tamil songs composed by great poets including Subramania Bharati.

Sangiethaa commenced with ‘Pallandu Pallandu..' extolling Lord Narayana in Thillang ragam.

Own composition

Testifying to her talent in composing and tuning Tamil songs, she rendered her own composition, ‘Muruga Muruga,' in Revathi ragam. She went on to sing a few popular songs of Bharati such as ‘Thunbam Naergaiyil,' ‘Aaduvomae,' ‘Paarukkulle Nalla Naadu,' ‘Chinnanchiru Kiliyae' and ‘Ninnai Saranadainthen' to name a few.

The highlight was the rendering of ‘Ododi Vandaen Kanna' composed by Ambujam Krishna, the main song of the concert, in Dharmavathi ragam set to Adi talam. The rendering was marked by intelligent alapana, niraval, kalpanaswaram and followed by thani avartanam on the mridangam by M. Sriram and on the ghatam by Anthanallur R. Ranganathan. Deepika Ragunathan accompanied her on the violin.

K. Rangarajan, secretary, Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam, had composed a song on ‘Tamil Annai' and the kriti was set to tune and rendered on the spot by Sangeithaa, much to the delight of the audience.

L.N. Lakshmanan, president, Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam, presided over the concert. A. Subramanian, former music director, All India Radio, Tiruchi, who was the chief guest, explained the various dimensions of Tamil music and how it was propagated with the active support of the former rulers of the state. He urged the youths to evince interest in Tamil music and commended the Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam for organising various programmes to popularise this music form.

N. Gopalaswamy, director, Dalmai Cement (Bharat) Limited, urged the Sangam to continue its service and Rangarajan, secretary, and N. Mohan, vice president, felicitated C. Kesavaraj, correspondent, K.A.P Viswanathan Higher Secondary School, who had sponsored the programme.

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