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Svanubhava

The final day of Svanubhava will start with a beautiful concert by Smt. Pantula Rama. with Sri MSN Murthy, Sri Manoj Siva and Sri KV Gopalakrishnan. See you at 9 a.m, on August 8th , 2014 at the Rukmini arangam in  Kalakshetra.  

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Enjoying the concert,online !

Enjoy the concert,online !

Mudhra presents Dr.Smt.Pantula Rama's concert,through http://www.paalam.in/tv/,this Sunday, the 19th of May,2013 at 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by Sri M.S.N. Murthy on the violin, Sri Manoj Siva on the mridangam and Sri Nerkunam Sankar on the ghatam. Enjoy the concert, online !

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Raga ravali – Tv serial

SVBC/TTD is broadcasting a very great interesting and informative project in classical music called "rAga ravaLi" presented by one of India's pride - Dr. Smt. Pantula Rama, a leading and highly respected Carnatic musician. As we know the 72 Melakarta ragas are divided into 12 chakras. Ordered according to ingenious "ka Ta pa yaadi ashTa" sUtram. Which can definitely be a motivation for the alpha numerical key pad on phones of today. One ragam is taken up every week and presented with some compositions as well as detailed discussion in Telugu followed by a brief English summary. Violin support...

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A delightful picture from the Sydney Music Festival ,2012.

A delightful picture, from the Sydney Music festival, 2012. courtesy - Ramanathan Iyer

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Dr.Pantula Rama will perform at the River Side Theatre , with Sri MSN Murthy on the violin and Sri Tanjore K. Murugaboopathi on the Mridangam , in Sydney on June 1oth, for Swaralaya Sydney Music Festival. Please login to http://swara-laya.com/index.html for more details.

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Sri Venkateswara Balaji Mahotsavam, Washington DC

Dr. Pantula Rama will perform at Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Washington on June 2nd with Sri MSN Murthy on the violin and Sri Trivandrum Balaji on the Mrudangam.

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No kidding!

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Round-up - A veritable youth brigade of Carnatic musicians was in the Capital recently to regale listeners. Pantula Rama's vocal recital in this festival contained some fine presentations of Tyagaraja compositions. Rama's handling of Tyagaraja's “Palintuvo palimpavo” in raga Kantamani (a vivadi raga, the 61st raga in the scheme of 72 melakarta ragas) in a detailed manner was scholarly. While the alapana of the raga was scintillating, her creative talents flowed during the neraval of the phrase from the charanam of the composition and in the swaraprastaras that came later. Such a raga is rarely...

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Harping on a single raga

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For the connoisseurs of classical music from Kakinada, All India Radio Visakhapatnam had organised noted Carnatic vocal artiste Pantula Rama's musical concert at Satkalavahini auditorium. The two-hour long concert has been recorded for the AIR and slated for broadcast at 10 p.m. on April 20 from Visakhapatnam station. In the concert named ‘Eka Raga Sabha,' Rama has chosen raga Shankarabharanam and recited varna's and kritis of various composers. The concert began with varnam ‘Chalamela' followed by Vinayaka sthuti ‘Shakti Sahita Ganapatim.' The rendition of Thyagaraja kritis Manasu Swadheenamai...

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Good command over laya

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BEING A Telugu, Pantula Rama's rendition of Tyagaraja kritis could not be faulted on grounds of sahitya suddha or pada splitting which, when not done properly, distorts the meaning. With a good command of laya she sings with abandon and with a commendable manodharma. The alapanas are full of verve and imagination. In her concert for Hamsadhwani she sang the not-frequently heard "Yedari Sancharimtura" in Sruthi Ranjani. She did well to announce the name of the raga at the end of the kriti scripted by Tyagaraja. With decorative phrasings and idioms she gave glitter to the already enticing Behag...

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They make music together

We know of people who are ‘wedded' to their professions. And when the profession is music, home is where practice sessions and the planning that goes into a concert, take place. So what happens when two people who are wedded to music are also married to one another? What if the wife is a vocalist and the husband an accompanist? Are there ego clashes? Dr. Pantula Rama, whose husband M.S.N. Murthy accompanies her on the violin, says, “We were established artists in our own right before we got married.” But how does Murthy feel when she is the main artist and he, the accompanist? What about...

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