AN INTERVIEW AND A CONCERT
June 28, 2009 was eventful. We were called to participate in an interview in the morning, and had a concert to perform in the evening.
We reached Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore at 7:30 in the morning for an outdoor video interview by Mr D Murali of The Hindu Business Line for his YouTube Channel Pitstop4performers. The topics on which we were interviewed ranged from music, archiving, corporate sponsorship, banking, economic recovery, medical transcription, etc. The session lasted almost 2 hours. The ambience of the Park was fantastic, helped by lovely weather that day. Come to think of it, we have been visiting various cities lately, some of those actually known for their wonderful weather, but this summer Chennai has actually been more liveable than most of the others! An excerpt from the interview is embedded above. For the entire interview please click below.
About the concert in the evening, the mridangam accompaniment of Shri Mannargudi Easwaran and upapakkavadyam of Shri N Govindarajan was special. Playing for Naada Inbam at Raga Sudha Hall is always great, and we were really looking forward to this one because of who the accompanying artists were. Before the concert, we got a call the same day in the afternoon from someone requesting us to play Jambupathe Mampahi of Muthuswamy Dikshitar in Yamunakalyani. We were only happy to oblige. It is one of our own personal favourites too!