Grand Carnatic Music Recital on Mar 7th 2010
Jai Guru Datta! Jai Hanuman!
Carnatic Music Recital
Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple & Yoga Sangeeta presented a grand Carnatic Music Recital by Smt. Santhi Mahadevan accompanied by Sri Shyam Murali on electic saxophone and Sri Murali Bala on Mridangam. Everyone enjoy an evening of Raga, Tala, Laya and Bhakthi during the wonderful concert.
Smt. Santhi Mahadevan is a 'B' High grade artist of All India Radio. She is a senior student of Sri N.R. Prashanth. She has also studied under Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan and his daughter Smt. Bhanumathi Raghuraman as well as Prof. Kalyana Sundaram of the Tripunithara Music Academy. She has been a regular performer at the Chennai Music Festival since 2000 and has been featured by several music sabhas including Karthik Fine Arts, Kapali Fine Arts, Indian Fine Arts, Nalinakanthi and Hamsadhwani. She has given concerts in several cities in the US, India as well as in London, Singapore and Malaysia to rave reviews. She was chosen as "talent of the year" by Sangeetha Choodamani Prof. T. R. Subramaniam at the Indian Festival of Music and Dance at Singapore.
Sri Shyam Murali (Carnatic Saxophone) was musically inclined at a young age. He was introduced to playing the Saxophone about 5 years ago at his school band and slowly took up to Carnatic music on the sax. In October 2005, he had his formal arangetram accompanied by other senior artists of the metroplex on the violin, mridangam and ghatam. He won a special prize at the 2006 Cleveland Thayagaraja Aradhana and gave a concert there in April, 2009. He has also accompanied senior artists like Sri Trichur Ramachandran, Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran on the electronic saxophone and Sri Salem Sriram on the Ghatam. He has also performed several jugalbandi with Hindustani Sitar, Flute & Vocal too. Shyam has performed at numerous temple in Texas and has given solo concerts during the 2009-2010 Chennai music season at Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru, Thyagaraja Samajam, Nada Sudha, and Vani Mahal.
Sri Murali Bala , was introduced to the mridangam at a very young age. His initial training was from Mr. Chandru and Thiruvidai Marudur Radhakrishnan followed by the illustrious Srimushnam Raja Rao, who is considered among the best of contemporary player. Murali also plays several other percussion instruments like tabla, thavil, dholak and rhythm pads. He has played at several successful charity fundraisers and accompanies both local and visiting artists from India such as Smt. Lalitha Seshadri, Sri Trichur Ramachandran and Sri Salem Sriram to name a few. He has played mridangam for several bharathnatyam arangetrams and along with his son Shyam Murali, played at several temples and wedding functions across the United States. He performs regularly at the Dallas Thyagaraja Aaradhana and the Dallas Sai Center.