It was last November that we had the Radhakalyanam and we took a vow that we will do it again in 2019.
I was always thinking – What does a Kalyanam like this do to us. Upon pondering, I realised that it builds a good community spirit, it gives Mana Nimmadi. Happiness is ushered in our houses. Postive vibrations build in the community as we work together. This year and last year, we did a number of Bhajan pre-events and everyone positively got together in a festival atmosphere.
Therefore, I am as excited as you all to start this grand SitaRama Kalyanam. We are all very blessed to have the presence of very great Bhagavathas who have come today upon our beckoning.
Presenting – Kalaimamani Award winner Brahmasri Dr Udayalur Kalyanaraman – Naamasankeerthanam has been running in his blood for over 40 years. What you will see today is sheer bliss. He is accompanied by
Sri Balasubramaniam Swaminathan also called Briga Balu. Last year, Birmingham was mesmerised by his voice. This year, he is back and we look forward for those great brighas.
What is Bhajans without the pakkavadyam. We have vidwan Rajasekaran Ramamurthy providing thunderous beats on his Mridangam
Accompanioed by Dolki/Mridangam expert Vinod Pallipuram Venkateswaran
The ever smiling Shankararaman Venkataraman on Harmonium
We also have the pleasure of listening to the vocals of Sri Ravi Muthurajan who has just arrived in the UK this morning. He was so excited to join the troupe and he has made it all the way.
This post if to highlight and present the video recordings of the entire Sitakalyanam right from Carnatic-Circle’s bhajan afternoon followed by Dr Udayalur’s Sitakalyanam.
Sangamam 2019 is an event encompassing performances in Indian classical dance and music. This is the first major confluence undertaken by Paallam Arts collaborating with international and local artistes in England.
1. MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
Sun 10th Nov 2019, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Bharatanatyam Workshop led by Rukmini Vijayakumar.
2. MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
Tabla Summer Taster classes available from Aug 4th for adults & children. If you are looking at trying an instrument, here is your chance.
New Batches starting in Sept19 – Carnatic-circle.com organises classes in Carnatic Vocals, Tabla and Veena string lessons. Enrol to further your interest in music or prepare for music exams.
– Carnatic Vocals
– Tabla percussion
– Veena strings
– Devotional singing
We have a number of events coming up and we prepare our students towards such events.
We have had several bhajan evenings. But this one is special as we have been invited to HCS temple at Stoke-on-trent (29th June 2019). Every such satsangham is important for us as it provides us an opportunity to make everyone aware of our traditions. We need to continue this Sampradayam and preserve it for our next generations.
As part of the RadhaMadhava Mahotsavam – Carnatic-Circle.com is proud to present the video clippings of Brahmasri Dr Udayalur Kalyanaraman’s troupe visit to Birmingham, UK . The great Dakshina Bharatha Sampradaya Bhajanai was presented by vocalist “Brigha” Balu, Dr. Seetharaman on the Mridangam and Shri Shankara Raman on the harmonium at Shree Hindu Community Centre, Warwick Road, Birmingham
We had been waiting for this day for the last several months. In Fact, we had been waiting for this week with bated breath as it was going to be especially special and the reason was simple – The Radhakalyanam week and the days preceding were going to be really musical.
The excitement was palpable. The hall was packed. A busload of music lovers arrived from London and the vicinity. People arrived from places as far away as Liverpool, Chester, Leicester & Nottingham for this grand 2 hour concert.
The entire audience swayed and sang to accompany Brigha Balu on vocals, Dr Seetharaman providing thunderous beats on his Mridangam, Mr Sankararaman on his mellifluous Harmonium and literally the entire audience as accompanying vocals. We thank the Hindu community centre for encouraging us to deliver a professional concert. Clearly, this evening was an evening of all hands on deck. There were a number of tasks running up to the event. Fund collection, Advertising, informing friends, organising food for the Bhagavathas, Organising snacks/tea and even administering Food hall, the Innumerable phone calls, Stage decoration & preparation, Hall preparation, Sound testing, Manning the car park, Photography, Video editing, FBLive and the list is endless. Many thanks to each one of you for making this event a success.