Here's the "padmam" (lotus) and "chakra yanthram" as it appeared on the laptop of the devotees who were managing the sound systems at the concert hall:
Here I am, singing away (you can see I am really absorbed in the music!) That's Sri Lakshmanan on the mridangam (they could not find a violinist, but I made do without!)
My dear friends, Murali and his wife Kousi, as warm and welcoming as ever:
This is the Odissi dance performance that followed my concert; the danseuse was excellent!
Here are DnA, KTB, and Kousi and Murali, as they pose for me at the entrance to the temple:
The song list...
1. varNam...ranjani/roopaka/composed by Jayalakshmi Viswanath(my mother)
2. vAthApi gaNapathi...hamsadhwani/Adi/composed by muthuswAmi dikshitar (my daughter's favourite)
3. nee chitthamu ...dhanyAsi/mishra chApu/thyAgarAja
4. rAja mAthangi....chandrakouns/mishra chApu/ madurai g s maNi
5. sri kAnthimathim....hEmavathi/Adi/muthuswAmi dikshitar
6. saravaNa bhavA ennum....shanmukhapriyA/Adi/pApanAsam sivan
7. rAjEndra kanyE....hamir kalyAN/Adi/ madurai g s maNi
8. krishNA bAro....kApi/Adi/purandara dAsa
9. sri chakra rAja....rAgamAlikai/Adi/I don't know the composer
10. vAyu puthram bhajAmi....madhyamAvathi/mishra chApu/deepa mohan
The whole concert was videotaped by the sound management people, and I've asked for a copy, but I don't know if I'll get a CD...I hope I do! I can relive the good moments, and cringe over the (at least) 3 mistakes that I made...
The pyramid that tells us that we are entering Memphis was bidding us adieu now:
But here are my friends Kousi and Murali