Darbar TV Season 1
S1 EP2 Sanjay Subrahmanyan
In this power-packed ragam, tanam, pallavi a’la Sanjay Subrahmanyan style, Natakurinji is elaborated. Santhanam Varadharajan (violin), Neyveli Venkatesh (mridangam), RN Prakash (ghatam) accompany him in this lively performance from Darbar Festival 2008.
Sanjay Subrahmanyan was born in Chennai in 1968 into a family steeped in Carnatic music. The air in his childhood home was thick with the strains of some of the greatest voices ever known to the Carnatic music world – blaring out from the radio, tape recorders and the gramophone. Like many others in the family, Sanjay took to the art form like a duck to water. His early training included violin and vocal classes from Guru V. Lakshminarayana, his grand aunt Guru Rukmini Rajagopalan, Guru Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurthi and more recently, from Nadaswaram maestro Guru S.R.D. Vaidyanathan. Today, at the height of his powers, Sanjay is himself an iconic inspiration to the younger generation, and his legion of admirers is spread all over the globe.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam (carnatic vocal)
Santhanam Vardarajan (violin)
Neyveli Venkatesh (mridangam)
RN Prakash (ghatam)
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