Live Concerts

Performances by Saraswat Stalwarts, and Great concerts

Aarti Nayak conferred the title of “Sangeet Ratna”

We had the fortune of featuring Aarti Nayak sometime back with a recording of her scintillating performance. Carrying on the legacy of her father Pt. Ramarao Nayak of Goa and a family brimming with the ocean of music, Aarti has been awarded Sangeet Ratna by Kashi Sangeet Samaj. Her sister Kirti Nayak, shares with us a recording of her magic in Raag Madhuvanti

Heritage Yakshagana Puppets of Uppinakuduru

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..

Aarti Ramarao Nayak – Raag Hamsadhwani

Words of appreciation fall short and flat with amazement, when each melodious note sung by Aarti makes a joyous impact on our senses. Aarti Nayak is the daughter and disciple of Pandit Ramarao Nayak of Goa, who is renown for his contribution towards spreading the knowledge of Hindustani Classical music. We present a tarana in Raag Hamsadhwani

Most Awaited Idli from UAE..

Harish Pai arrives on Radio Idli, from the Middle East. A strange thing happened last week.  Over and above the din of financial markets crashing around the world, we could hear a strange chanting from across the Arabian sea.  It kept getting stronger and stronger..until we could hear it oh so very clearly.  “makka Idli […]

Raag Malkauns – Dr. Kiran Shirlal

Part 2 – Dr. Kiran Shirlal’s magical rendition After making listeners spellbound with “Mata Kaalika”, a composition in Raag Adaana, Dr. Shirlal presents to us another divine Raaga which is popularly sung in both Hindustani as well as Carnatic Disciplines. The Raaga is named Malkauns in Hindustaani and Hindolam in Carnatic. There are quite a […]

Raag Adana – Dr. Kiran Shirlal

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Dr. Kiran Shirlal – An accomplished classical singer and a PhD. professor in engineering at the prestigious NITK (formerly KREC) Surathkal, Mangalore. In the first of a two part series, Dr. Shirlal presents to us a composition in Raag Adaana (available in the podcast below). Directions to hear: […]