T.M.Krishna in Chennai Sangamam

I went to a concert of T.M.Krishna after more than a month. The concert was at Nageshwara Rao Park, Mylapore, held as part of the ‘Chennai Sangamam’, a cultural festival aimed at highlighting Chennai’s cultural ethos (as ‘The Hindu’, had called it), that started yesterday. Though it was only a 1-hour concert, T.M.Krishna made sure everyone enjoyed every moment of it!
Amritha Murali – Violin
Manoj Siva – Mridangam
Umashankar – Ghatam
Songs list:
1. Thoadudaiya – GambhIraNattai
2. Kaalai Thooki – Yadhukula Kambhoji
3. Aazhi Mazhai KaNNa – Varali
4. Nattakurunji RTP – (A quickie RTP – Surprise of the concert!)
5. Chinnanchiru KiLiye – Raagamalika
6. Suttum Vizhi – Raagamalika
7. Senthamizh Naadenum – ? (don’t remember)
8. Irakkam Varaamal – Behag
9. Eppo Varuvaaro – Jonpuri
10. Vaazhiya Senthamizh – Madhyamavati
Highlight of the concert:
Of course, the Nattakurunji RTP! I least expected him to sing a RTP in this concert. Though it was a quickie, Nattakurunji being my favourite raaga, I just loved it! He sang the pallavi ‘nAttakurunji enbaar engaLadhu sirandha’ in two other raagas too (Mohanam and the other one I forgot 🙁 (HamirKalyani?)).
Then, the way he sang Chinnanchiru kiLiye with bhava was too good. After that, someone asked him to sing Suttum Vizhi and he said he was not sure whether he remembered the lyrics! When the girl said that she knew it, he asked her to sit in front of him and tell him if he forgets the lyrics somewhere! If I am not mistaken, it was after the line, ‘vaalai kumariyadi’ that TMK sang ha-ha-ha-ha in a beautiful way instead of the word ‘kaNNama’ twice, before singing the word ! Irakkam Varaamal is yet another song that I like hearing T.M.Krishna sing.
On the whole, the concert was excellent as any concert of T.M.Krishna will be. By the way, it was a nice to hear the concert sitting in the park, surrounded by trees with a surprisingly cool breeze blowing.

14 thoughts on “T.M.Krishna in Chennai Sangamam

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  2. Ram

    Missed this one completely … and to think that I was just 5 minutes away from the venue for most of the evening … 🙁

    Was the first song the thevaram “tOdudaya seviyan” in gambhIranATTai ?

  3. Sathej

    TMK sang Iraakkam Varamal just last week at Hamsadhwani.Must have been a great Kutcheri.Missed it,infact I didn’t know of it.I knew of two other great Kutcheris yesterday,anyway was busy and couldn’t make it.One was by Shri TN Krishnan and his daughter Smt.Viji Krishnan at Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple in Adyar and the other a Lecdem by Prof.VV Srivatsa on Thodi Ragam.Anyway,thanks for the song list.Yadukulakambhoji must have been great.The other songs look wondeful too.

  4. Aparna

    Surprisingly I seem to have gone to a T.M.Krishna’s concert that you had missed! 🙂
    It is ‘tOdudaya seviyan’! Coz, I heard someone saying it is thevaram. Thanks. I will correct it.

    TMK sings Irakkam Varaamal often.

    Thanks for linking my blog!

  5. Aparna

    kittu mama,
    Of course, i enjoyed the concert!…. I am learning Carnatic Music.

    I saw the schedule. Thanks.

    Yes it is a very nice concept to promote our culture, Hope it continues for the years to come.

  6. pyarilal

    Hi Aparna

    I hope…Now a days your blog getting so popular because of your power of English , More info and your perfect view…(your feelings)

    Congrats keep it up….sometime you will become a journalist?:) who knows it?

    I like to add few more colors with your article….

    please check out Shri. T M Krishan’s “Chennai Sangamam” Concert photos —-


    More photos….
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  7. vvrao

    i am also a music admirer like you.how can i download some of the renderings of
    sri.tm krishna.especially i want to download Sapashya kousalya-jonpuri-Swati Tirunal.
    can you help me with the link.


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