Saturday, September 16, 2006

Onam song-വാതില്‍ പഴുതി..

Here is the song that seeded
the root for this music blog.
This was recorded with
something as primitive as
Window's Sound Recorder!
There are few
mistakes since it
was a trial-practice
version. Neverthless...

Click on the player below to listen:

Song : Vathil pazhuthilooden munnil
Ragam : Hamsanaadam
Movie : Idanazhiyil oru kaalocha
Music : Dakshinamurthy
Lyrics : ONV Kurup

ഹംസനാദത്തില്‍ ഏറ്റവും പ്രചാരത്തീലുള്ള ക്ര്‌തി
ത്യാഗരാജസ്വാമിയുടെ `ബന്‍‌ടു രീതികോലു` ആ‍ണ്. രാഗകൈരളി
പത്തോളം പട്ടുകള്‍ ഈ രാഗത്തീല്‍ ലിസ്റ്റു ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട്.

രവീന്ദ്രന്റെ “ആ‍ാലോലം ചാഞ്ചാടും ഈ കാറ്റില്‍” ആണ്
ഹംസനാദത്തിലുള്ള അതി സുന്ദരമായ ഒരു ഫാസ്റ്റ് നംബര്‍.
I could not find this song
("aalolam chaanchaadum, ee kaattil")
anywhere on the web. Any one can help?

Friday, September 15, 2006

How it all began.....

For years, I have been thinking about putting my songs as part of raga kairaly(രാഗകൈരളീ) URL, my raagam wise listing of Malayalam film songs.

But life got busy with creating a new life in a foreign country, work etc, added with laziness. I completed 6 years in USA on2006 Aug 21st!(phew!!!) കാലം പോ‍യ പോക്ക്!

Recently I forged my ties with Malayali community here in Boston and performed at the Christmas 2005 and Onam 2006 functions. While practicing with karaoke tracks for the onam programme, I recorded my song and mixed it with the track, solely for the purpose of feedback and correction. When I listened to it later, it appeared kind of cool and my desire to publish my songs online got re-ignited. Thus, "ragakairali" blog was born!

There was no concept of a blog when I started ragakairaly URL way back in 1997. You can read about my musical musings here. I hope to unearth un-noticed gems of songs in my own voice here. May be delve a little bit into underlying raagas. I also hope to present some carnatic compositions I learned, before I totally forget them.. If you have any comments about the postings, please record it in the blog itself. Alternately, you can write to me
( Song requests are welcome!