Vishwa Konkani Kendra (www.vishwakonkani.org), among many of its initiatives promoting our mother tongue – Konkani, held a special Children’s theatre tour. Kundya Kurkula – a common folk tale was enacted by Konkani children, and was widely received with full houses across locations including Udupi, Bhatkal, Bangalore, Honnavar, Kumta and Karwar. Being a close associate with the Kendra for its online initiatives, Radio Idli takes great pleasure in featuring videos of the drama uploaded by the Vishwa Konkani Kendra. We would also like to thank Shri Madhur Bhandarkar for his request to feature the amazing performance.
Mrs. Suchitha Pai has released her debut album “Mahalasa Konkani Bhajans” comprising 12 devotional tracks. She was trained in Uttaradi classical singing by Vidwan Madhav Bhat, Udupi. She shares with us a Konkani Bhajan from her album
A Konkani song (Anonymous poet) explaining one such occasion where Lord Krishna convinced His own mother Yashoda of His divine powers. The scene of Krishna showing the entire world in His small mouth is well narrated by many poets in different languages. Here the poet links the incident with a Ganesh Pooja performed by Yashoda who observed a fasting but same time prepared Modaks for Naivedya. What followed is better heard in this song itself.
Late Sri.P.G.Kamath wrote the song “Devaa Tuje…” 25 years ago, in 1985, to include the song in Konkani Geet Chandrika audio cassette brought out by Kerala Konkani Academy. The lyrics of 8 lines are simple Konkani translation of the initial shloka of Ganapati Atharvasheersham starting “Bhadram Karnebhi…”. That time the singer was a student, Sri. […]
In continuation of a grand series- Konkani Kasturi, dedicated to our divine Mother Tongue, Shri P. Ramesh Pai shares with us a folk song recording from a seminar held 16 years ago. The song titled Loka Samvad, presented in a dialogue format bears some interesting facts of our history dating back to Goa and beyond. A transcript of the song is also available for download and sing-along.
Payyanur Ramesh Pai Maam’s contribution to Radio Idli, and his popularity with the online lovers of Konkani is not new. He has showered his wishes and generosity on us by featuring a monthly contribution of some of the relics of Konkani and Saraswat Culture. In the inaugural episode, Ramesh Pai-maam shares with us one of the most loved lullaby’s in konkani – Seethakalyana, along with an informative article on the same, with lyrics in Devanagari, Kannada and Malayalam script
Shri Ramesh Pai from UAE presents to us a closely kept treasure – A tribute to a great Konkani Poet, and a living legend – Shri Kochi Ananth Bhat. We present here a recording of a poem, narrated by the man himself back in 1994 at a Konkani folklore seminar at Ernakulam.
Mr. JANARDHAN ATHRI, a good singer who has carved his niche among the male singers giving out stage shows, TV programs and the like from Kerala. He hails from Kochi, and likes to be known more by his clan name (Athri) rather than by his family name (Prabhu). It is indeed distinguishing that this talented artiste from Amchi community is running a Garment Distribution Business of his own, in Kochi, and stays with wife Mrs. Sunita and son Master Amey (Std 2). We present a song of Athri from an upcoming album of Konkani Karaoke.
Janapriya Yakshagana Kala Mandali bears the unique distinction of being the only mandal that performs the traditional art form in Konkani apart from Kannada, Tulu and even English! The group had performed in Kurla Balaji Mandir on 28th February. We are glad to bring to you some colourful snaps of the ballet.
Uppinakuduru is a town near Kundapura, Karnataka, which may not gain instant recall unless you are an ardent lover of Yakshagana Puppets. For over 6 generations, the Uppinakuduru Kamath’s family has been the pioneer and torchbearer of the Art of Yakshagana Puppetry. Bhaskar Kogga Kamath is currently the lead “Sutradhar” of this invaluable heritage art and Saraswat Pride. We bring to you a slide show of few photographs of their show at Kurla Balaji Mandir, and an earnest appeal to donate for a great cause…. read on..