svaramaadhuri concerts in USA; more info

V. Chowdary Jampala (cjampala@quark.dayton.net)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 14:20:21 -0400 (EDT)


	Well, I attended one more concert of svaramaadhuri, the orchestra
being led by famous playback singer g.aanand, this time in Cincinnati on
the 20th. Once again, I enjoyed the concert. As I mentioned earlier, the
troup consists of singers L.R. eeSwari, rENuka, madhusoodan,
sooryaprakaash and Saarada mallaadi. They are supported by ayyaparaaju on
keyboards, kumar on flute and prasad on drums. 

	One of the interesting things to me is the reportoire of this
group. Many of the songs that they sung in Cincinnati were not sung in the
earlier concerts and vice versa. On request from Cincinnati audience, they
even sang a Kannada and a Tamil song. They take requests from the
audience and try to oblige. The songs that they sang in Cincinnati
include

viThala, viThalaa (chakradhaari) aanand (A)
paaDanaa telugu paaTa (amerikaa ammaayi) rENuka (R)
neelimEghaalalO (baavaamaradaLLu) Sarada (S)

Sankaraa, naadaSareerapara (SankaraabharaNam) Madhusoodan (M)
bhkatigeetham (private) LR eeSwari (L)
aalayana velisina aa dEvuni reeti (dEvata) SooryaPrakaash (SP)
 
E Subhasamayam`lO (manasu maangalyam) A,S
masaka masaka cheekaTilO (dEvuDu cEsina manushyulu) L
divi nunci bhuviki digivacce (tEne manasulu) A,R

prEmayaatrlaku (gunDamma katha) M,S
ettukunTaavaa, ettamanTaavaa (kattula rattayya) L
vagala raaNivi neevE (bandipOTu) SP

aDagaka iccina manasE muddu (daaguDu mootalu) A,R
greeku veeruDu (ninnE peLLaaDataa) S,R  (encore)
lElElE naa raaja (prEm`nagar) LR,A

haayihaayigaa aamani paaDe (suvarNasudnari) R,SP
nannu vadali neevu pOlEvulE (manaci manasulu) s,A

teeskO kOkaakOlaa (?) L
pardESi, pardESee (Hindi- Raja Hindustaani), S,M
rEgipaLLu (?) L

nannu dOcukunduvaTE (gulEbakaavaLi katha) R,M
ciguraakulaalO chilakammaa (donga raamuDu) S,A
maayadaari chinnODu (?) L

mustafaa, mustafaa (prEmadESam) everybody

Other songs I heard them sing include himagiri sogasulu, ciTapaTa
chinukulu, adirETi dress mEmEstE, maaya maScheendra, rangeela (hindi), eTu
veLLipOtundo manasu (ninnE peLLaData), made in India (Hindi), jillayilE,
guDilOna naa svaami, maaghamaasam mangaLavaaram (egirE paavuramaa), bhalE
manci rOju etc. Anand said that their orchestra has practiced over 200
songs.

As I said earlier, if you have a concert from this group in our area,
attend it if you like Telugu film music. You will enjoy it. If a concert
is not already scheduled in your area, may be you can arrange it by
contacting padmaSree mutyaala, Chairperson of TANA Cultural Committee, at
281-565-0634. Hurry, as they are in US for only a limited time.

This group would be performing at the 11th North American Telugu
Conference on July 4, 1997. for more information about the conference,
check out http://www.tana.org

Regads.		-- V. Chowdary Jampala