Nila Kaigirathu – A violin cover by Karthick Iyer

Happy New Year (2013 ) everyone. May this year bring us more clarity, hope, strength and energy to move forward. May we all be blessed by the Almighty with everything that is needed  to grow, prosper, succeed and flourish in our lives. May this year be a joyous and peaceful one !!!

I’ve been wanting to upload one of Karthik Iyer’s videos for sometime. Somehow due to some health issues and other things cropping up, have been unable to come to my blog. It’s been ages since I put up any post. Starting this new year with a video of Karthik Iyer’s violin cover – Nila Kaigirathu. Karthik you do rock.  I love your Charukesi, it is so soothing and peaceful….  May this year bring lots of success to you Karthik Iyer!  Wishing you all the best…

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Suttum vizhi by Hariharan ….

 

Bharati and Hariharan !  The ultimate combination…  It makes one speechless and is heartbreaking…..

Poetry at it’s very best!  Words won’t be able to describe this duo….

Explosive ? yes, each time I listen to this piece my heart explodes to a million pieces….  !

Suttum Vizhi  – Lyrics

Suttum vizhi sudar than Kannamma
Suriye chandiraro?
Vattakkariye vizhi – Kannamma!
Vanakkarumai kollo?

Your gaze has the brightness of the sun and moon
Your eyes reflect (*) the darkness of the skies

Pattu karuneela – pudavai
Padhittha nalviram
Natta nadunisiyil – Therium
Natchathirangalladi!

The diamonds on your dark silk saree,
show me the stars in broad daylight. (*)

Solai malaroliyo -Unathu
Sundarapunnagai than?
Neela kadalalaiye – Unathu
Nenjin alaigaladi !
Kolak kuyil oosai – Unathu
Kuralin inimaiyadi!
Valai kumariyadi – Kannamma
Maruvak kadhal kondain.

Your smile is the bloom of the garden,
Your heart, the waves of the sea,
Your voice , sweet like the koel’s
My love longs for union, Kannamma

Sathiram pesugirai – Kannamma
Sathiram yedhukkadi?
Athiram kondavarke – Kannamma
Sathiram undodi!

You talk of Rules, Kannamma
What rules do paramours (*) follow?

Moothavar sammadhiyil – Vadhuvai
Muraigal pinbhu saivom
Kathiruppenodi! – Ithupar

Elders , marriage and rituals can wait,
Can I ? Come now,

Kannatthu muttham ondru!

A kiss on the cheeks ! 

DANCING NOTES

I was listening to a Ghazal by Hariharan -‘JHOOM LE’ a beautiful ghazal from the Ghazal Album Kaash. Hariharan’s soulful music never fails to amaze me. I am not so familiar with Ghazals , but this one surely makes me feel the peace and tranquility.

Musical notes dance if we can watch them. Some go to watch a dance to watch the movements in the dance. I consider the notes – swaras of music themselves performing a dance. They twist and turn and slide and glide.

Swaras themselves are so expressive that each note has its own bhava, its own distinctive character and grace. It also depends on the performer, who will be able to bring out the best of the notes. Be it a vocalist or instrumentalist. If we can watch the fluid movements of these notes, we will truly understand the meaning of dance itself!

What wonder to be mesmerized by music and her greatest gift, her musicians!  What astounding creators they are! They create such emotions in a person. Good music fills you up completely but at the same time leaves you with a longing for more.


And then to listen to this beautiful rendition of “Krishna nee begane baro” of this great vocalist, Hariharan, you can literally see the notes dancing.