Greater than 40 musicians from totally different locations in India and overseas participated within the fête
With over a lakh views and musicians becoming a member of in from all around the world, this 12 months’s anniversary fête in reminiscence of maestro Neyyattinkara Vasudevan was a unique expertise altogether for musicians, music buffs and organisers.
As a substitute of a grand live performance and a lecture which can be normally organised by Manirang, the Neyyattinkara Vasudevan Basis, to pay homage to the musician, the organisers determined to go in for a week-long on-line programme from September 21 to 27 in view of the pandemic and curbs on the variety of individuals attending a perform.
“We invited Vasudevan sir’s disciples, their college students and sure choose musicians to take part within the programme. Their recitals have been posted on Fb and the variety of views got here as a lift to our morale,” says eminent Carnatic vocalist Sreevalsan J Menon, Neyyattinkara Vasudevan’s prime disciple.
As well as, veteran musicians like TH Subramanium who wished to supply tribute to Neyyattinkara Vasudevan additionally participated within the fête. “It turned out to be an internet gathering of musicians of various generations. Laila Sashikumar, Vasudevan sir’s disciple who rendered Tyagaraja’s ‘Intha Soukya’ in Kapi, was maybe the senior-most whereas Anjana A who sang ‘Jalandhara Supeedasthe’ in Valachi was the youngest. Senior vocalist Ayamkudi Mani, who had been taught by sir, recalled sir’s educating technique and the way every class was particular. For the reason that recitals are there on Fb, anybody can return to take heed to them,” explains Sreevalsan.
The organisers had given a time restrict to every of the singers and so they have been requested to start their efficiency after saying a number of phrases to pay homage to the late virtuoso.
As Edappally Ajithkumar factors out earlier than his melodious violin recital, Neyyattinkara Vasudevan was among the many handful of Carnatic musicians from Kerala who had carved a distinct segment for themselves with out shifting away from the State. Furthermore, his programme Karnataka Sangeeta Paatam on All India Radio proved to be a information and eye-opener for college students of classical music within the State.
Subbulakshmi Krishnamoorthy, Vidhu Vijay, Anish Ram, Anand Subramanium, Gayathri Devi Vijayakumar, Kollam Balamurali and Latha Prasad have been a few of the vocalists who participated within the programme. Saranya Ozhukil, Sreevalsan’s pupil, tuned in from the US with the soulful Swathi kriti ‘Saramaina’ in Behag, whereas ghatam exponent Vazhappally R Krishnakumar performed ‘Tamburee mettidava’ on the ghatam.
Thodupuzha Manoj Kumar, who used to accompany the legend on the violin, was among the many senior musicians who participated.
“It was a primary for us and we weren’t certain how it might pan out. Opposite to our expectations, it turned out to be an enormous success and now we’re planning to see if it may be made an annual characteristic together with the live performance and lecture,” says Sreevalsan, who carried out a duet together with his son, Narayana Menon.
He provides that even after the official conclusion of the ‘remembrance week’, musicians from all around the world have been sending musical notes of affection and affection as a mark of respect for Neyyattinkara Vasudevan.