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ParA – the movement that brings music and meditation to all !

Dear Rasikas and fans  , We welcome you to a new initiative of Dr. Rama called "parA" . The launch of the movement which brings music and meditation to all will happen in Vizag and then travel to other cities and villages all over the world. Here is to positive thoughts and good energies that will heal everyone ! Thank you for your support . Please have a look at the flyer for more details.

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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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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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Flawless rendition – Hindu Music Review

Pantula Rama's concert in Kochi was a wonderful amalgamation of aesthetics, flawless grammar and technique. Rama began the concert with the Vasanta raga varnam ‘Ninnu kori' with numerous repetitions of the lines and the swaras. The concert's tempo was kept up with ‘Gam Ganapathaye namo namo' in Hamsadhwani, a composition of Harikeshanalloor Muthaiah Bhagavathar. This was adorned with supple swaras. Rama has worked steadily in becoming a leading vocalist at a young age. The Tyagaraja pancharatna kriti ‘Entharo Mahanubhavulu' in Sri Raga was ably supported by V. V. Ramanamurthy on the mridangam...

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Music Academy Concert

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Pantula Rama's concert for the Music Academy was like an energiser; from start to finish, it kept the audience's interest alive with Rama's full throated, confident and well-planned presentation. The soft Mukhari kriti ‘Sangeetha Sastra Gnanamu' and a serene Saranga ‘Emi Thova Palkuma' (both Tyagaraja), turned out to be bright starters. A rare composition of Dikshitar in the raga Maahuri, ‘Mamava Raghuveera,' was an attention-grabbing inclusion. The raga had shades of Sankarabharanam and Sama. Rama's Thodi was stately. Yet, it was a bit surprising that with her gifted voice, Rama did not dwell...

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Pantula Rama, noted vocalist was conferred ‘Isai Peroli’

Pantula Rama, noted vocalist was conferred ‘Isai Peroli' title and Janaki Rangarajan, a Bharatanatyam exponent was conferred Nadanamamani at the inauguration of 37 th Art Festival of the Kartik Fine Arts here on Thursday. The award carried a shawl, a medal, a citation and a cash purse of Rs.25,000 each to the recipients. Speaking at the function E.S.L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, said when he was studying in school, the curriculum included music. But, in the present day situation, music and dance have been made extracurricular activities in the school curriculum. He said music...

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Schedule for the December Season 2011-2012

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My concerts schedule for the is available at http://pantularama.com/events/ Madras Music Season is an event hosted every December–January in the present-day south Indian metropol of Chennai. Spanning some six weeks, a number of large and small kutcheris (Carnatic music concerts) are performed by highly competent musicians. The traditional role of the Music Season is to allow aficionados of Carnatic music to appreciate performances by renowned artists, and to allow promising young artists to display their talent and skill. Audiences and artists come from across India and from the international...

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