Shri M.K. Sankaran Namboodri sang in his karnATic vocal music concert, as a part of AkAsh vANi sangIt sammELan, an annual fate of great significance. All India Radio broadcast the concert at 10p.m. on the 10th November 2012.
I do not have sufficient superlative adjectives to describe the glorious singing of Shri Namboodri. bahudhAri (28th mELakarta hari kAmbhOji janyam), mArga hindOLam (20th mELakarta naTabhairavi janyam), bilahari (29th mELakarta SankarAbharaNa janyam), mIra bhajan, pahADi, lAlguDi's tillAna, every item outshone and set great standards.
The violine, mridangam, and ghaTam accompanyists, I am sorry that I could not memorise their names -- Shri BAbu, Shri vADapalli et al, made the concert memorable for a life time.
At Regional level, Shri pOpuri gaurinAth, vocalist from Andhra Pradesh, sang from AkAsha vANi , vijayavADa, on the 9th morning at 9.00 a.m. HIs main piece 'mOhana rAma' of tyAgarAja is symbolic of the great heights to which karnATic Music can be taken to. A divine, heavenly concert.
Hats off to both the teams.