The Malladi brothers perform a Ganapathi Sachchidananda (born May 1942) composition - ‘Nama Vadami’ set to Raag Salaga Bhairavi. This spirited composition was rendered with elegance and captivating improvisations.
The ensemble has a stellar cast with the great Trichy Sankaran at the helm, lending the magic of the mridangam to this composition. The Malladi brothers also leave the door open for Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi to perform stimulating phrases throughout the composition. Giridhar Udupa brings in his youthful energy following Sankaran and uniformly contributing everything the piece demands for its elevation.
Salaga Bhairavi is a janya ragam (derived scale) from the 22nd Melakarta scale Kharaharapriya. It is a combination of the pentatonic scale Shuddha Saveri and all seven notes of Kharaharapriya. Salaga Bhairavi is an asymmetric ragam that does not contain gandharam or nishadham in the ascending scale. It is an audava-sampurna ragam, that is, it uses five notes in its ascent and all seven in its descent. The notes used in this scale are shadjam, chatusruti rishabham, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam and chatusruti dhaivatam in ascending scale, with kaisiki nishadham and sadharana gandharam included in descending scale.
Malladi Sreeramprasad (vocal)
Malladi Ravikumar (vocal)
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (violin)
Trichy Sankaran (mridangam)
Giridhar Udupa (ghatam)
Priya Sharma & Srutti Suresan (tanpura)
Raag Salaga Bhairavi, Composition by Ganapathi Sachchidananda (born 1942)