The Konkani Association of Georgia (KAOG) is gearing up with its southern charm and hospitality, to host the Konkani Sammelan 2016. The two and a half day fun filled event will be held at the spectacular Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park, GA from July 1 – July 3 (Fri – Sun).
Vyshali Ravikiran Mallya presents to us a completely straight from heart rendition of Sampoorna Sita Kalyan, a famous lullaby which quite a few of us have heard from our grand parents.
After the encouraging response coupled by the treasured content from Smt. Anandi Kamath, we couldnt wait any longer before releasing the remaining gems from the interview. When it comes to presenting lifetime accomplishments, who could do a better job than a proud son himself. And thats where we have Dr. Rajeev Sreenivasa, founder of a leading digital agency, and son of Anandi-mai, speaking about the achievements of his mother. We also have two beautiful song and poetry compositions rendered by the author herself!
Radio Idli is glad to welcome Kudpi Rajanikanth Shenoy as our esteemed contributor. Kudpimaam, as he is fondly known, is known to most online Saraswats through his omnipresence on social media.
The Kolaveri wave has swept the Karavali coast too.. and the result is Thingalavare Bi (Mangalorean white grams known for its taste and post-consumption acoustics)! The idea and lyrics for the song was conceived by Mukund Kamath, of Ideal Ice Cream fame in Mangalore. Kudpimaam, adds to this an amazing combination of his Multimedia skills! What’s more?! Mukund Kamath’s voice to the song is an “Ideal” cherry on the cake.. or should i say on the Ideal GadBad?! They say proof of the ice-cream is in eating.. Watch the video and the songa… thingalavare songa..
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.
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.
There couldn’t be a bigger Vijaya Dashami celebration at Radio Idli. Shri Raghavendra Mallya, a maestro at pakhawaj and an ardent music lover embarked on a project to launch “Raak Re Venkataramana”, filled with divine lyrics and compositions of Shri Santosh “Madhav” Kudva. The album consisting of eight melodious bhajans was released yesterday at the hands of Shri Puttur Narasimha Nayak who generously came all the way to Mumbai from Bangalore, just for the release.The album is graced with great performances by Shri Kiran Kamath, Shri Vinayak Prabhu, Akshata Mallya and Shri U. Padmanabh Pai. We are glad to present two songs from the album, and present you a divine opportunity to book your own copy complete with the lyrics of the bhajans.