Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SPB's Portland Programme on 06.10.2012

 
 
Gaana Gandharva SP Balasubrahmanyam performed in Portland on Saturday, October 6th 2012 for the 1st time ever & rocked 'em with a memorable concert in the prestigious Portland Center for the Performing Arts along with KS Chitra, SP Sailaja and SPB Charan.

Portland Concert 2012 Song list:
01. Jagadanandakaraka - Sri Rama Rajyam (Telugu - 2011) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB, KS Chitra, SP Sailaja and SPB Charan
02. Unnodu Vazha - Amarkalam - (Tamil - 1999) - Ramni Bharadwaj - KS Chitra
03. Enno Ratrulu - Dharmakshetram - (Telugu - 1991) - Ilaiyaraja - SB, KS Chitra
04. Ilayanila - Payanangal Mudivathillai - (Tamil - 1982) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB (Bit)
05. Madai Thiranthu Thaavum - Nizhalgal - (Tamil - 1980) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB
06. Mellaga - Varsham - (Telugu - 2004) - Devisri Prasad - SP Sailaja, SPB Charan
[SPB Sir was praising SPB Charan for taking interest in music off late and asked everyone to wish him all the success]
07. Naguva Nayana - Pallavi Anupallavi - (Kannada - 1983) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB, SP Sailaja
08. Oruvan Oruvan Mudhalali - Muthu - (Tamil - 1995) - AR Rahman - SPB
09. Mounamgane Yedagamani - Naa Autograph - (Telugu - 2004) - KS Chitra
[Chitra also hummed the tamil version of this song "Ovvoru Pookalume" from the movie Autograph]
10. Aalippazham Perukkan - My Dear Kuttichathan (Malayalam - 1984) - Ilaiyaraja - KS Chitra, SP Sailaja
11. Saathiya - Love - (Hindi - 1991) - Anand Milind - SPB, KS Chitra
12. Mannil Indha Kadhal - Keladi Kanmani - (Tamil - 1990) - SPB (Bit)
13. Enna Saththam - Punnagai Mannan - (Tamil - 1986) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB
14. Vidhaatha Talapuna - Sirivennela - (Telugu - 1988) - KV Mahadevan - SPB, SP Sailaja
[SPB went on to mention how lyricist Sitarama Sastri went on to get the surname Sirivennela after penning lyrics for his first movie. Special mention was made about Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia 
being the flautist for the orginal song and Ravi Shankar playing the flute in the live band today really lived up to the original music]
15. Kadhal Sadugudu - Alaipayuthey (Tamil - 2000) - AR Rahman - SPB Charan
16. Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan - Mera Naam Joker (Hindi - 1969) - SPB (BIT)
17. Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai - Hum Aapake Hain Kaun - (Hindi - 1992) - SPB, SP Sailaja
18. Ee Sundara - Amrutavarshini (Kannada - 1996) - SPB, KS Chitra
19. Anjali Anjali - Duet (Tamil - 1994) - AR Rahman - SPB, KS Chitra
20. Nenu Nenuga - Manmadhudu - (Telugu - 2002) - Devisri Prasad - SPB Charan
21. Ponnodu Poovaay - Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (Malayalam - 2012) - BR Prasad - KS Chitra
22. Valayosai - Sathya - (Tamil - 1988) - SPB, SP Sailaja
23. Venello Godari Andam - Sitara - (Telugu - 1987) - Ilaiyaraja - SP Sailaja
[This song fetched the original singer S Janaki the National award. SP Sailaja sang this heart touching song very gracefully]
24. Vannam Konda Vennilave - Sigaram - (Tamil - 1991) - SPB - SPB
[SPB mentioned that he did not know how he composed the song when it was composed. At a lter date when travelling in train he was dwelling into this song and he heard the strains of 
"Kabhi Kudh Pe kabhi halaath pe rona aaya" from Hum Dono sung by Mohd Rafi. He concluded that he was inspired by the tune and had composed his song]
25. Engeyum Eppothum - Ninaithale Inikkum - (Tamil - 1979) - MS Vishwanathan - SPB
[SPB goes on to tell that MSV was a father figure for him as he introduced him to the Tamil movies. In his times without any technology MSV has used all kinds of instrumentation that present day musi
have started to use with latest gadgets]
26. Kannamuchi Yennada - Kandukondein Kandukondein - (Tamil - 2000) - AR Rahman - KS Chitra (BIT) &
Padariyen Padippariyen - Sindhu Bhairavi (Tamil - 1985) - Ilaiyaraja - KS Chitra (BIT)
27. Jallantha Kavvintha - Geethanjali - (Telugu - 1989) - Ilaiyaraja - KS Chitra
28. Yamaho Ni Yama Yama Andam - Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari - Telugu - 1990) - SPB Charan (BIT)
[KS Chitra hummed the Tamil version of the song]
29. Malargale Malargale - Love Birds (Tamil - 1997) - AR Rahman - KS Chitra, SPB Charan
[SPB Sir praised AR Rahman for all the wonderful songs he has given him in particular and the ones he has composed in general and recollected seeing him from his toddler days when Rahman's father Shekar was involved in arranging music for malayalam film songs. SPB sir went on to say Rahman' son is also learning music and is on his way to become a music composer. He promised that he will surely record songs for him as well. GOD bless SPB sir and wish he has a very long and energeticlife and gave us manay many more songs and concerts]
30. Medley:
Tere Mere Beech Mein - Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981) - Laxmikant Pyarelal - SPB
Abbanee Tiyyani Debba - Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari - Telugu - 1990) - SPB, KS Chitra
Bangaru Kodi Petta - Gharana Mogudu - (Telugu - 1992) - SPB, KS Chitra
Subhalekha Raasukunna - Kondaveeti Donga - (Telugu - 1988) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB, KS Chitra
Navvindi Malle Chendu  - Abhilasha - (Telugu - 1983) - SPB, SP Sailaja
Malli Malli Idi Raani Roju - Rakshasudu (Telugu - 1987) - SPB Charan
Yamma Yamma - 7am Arivu - (Tamil - 2012) - SPB
[Sang the charam and pallavi - out of the world rendition]
31. Sundari Kannal Oru - Dalapathi (Tamil - 1991) - Ilaiyaraja - SPB with KS Chitra, SP Sailaja & SPB Charan singing chorus
32. Vedam Anuvanuvuna Naadham - Saagara Sangamam - (Telugu - 1983) - SPB, SPS
33. Jana Gana Mana - National Anthem - SPB, KS Chitra, SP Sailaja & SPB Charan.
Thanks to RASIKA for organizing the SPB gari concert lasting a full 210 minutes and attended by about 1500 fortunate audience.
This was RASIKA's biggest ever concert and SPB sir stamped his class along with Chitra m'am all over to etch it as a everlasting concert to all those who attended the concert.

Had the fortune of meeting him yet again in person and blessed me and my wife Vanisri. 
What can one ask from the Gandharva amongst us. Total BLISS.

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