Parassala Ponnammal

Prerana

A source Of Inspiration

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Prerana

A source Of Inspiration

This album features one of the greatest veterans of Carnatic music, Smt.Parassala Ponnammal hailing from Trivandrum. She is probably one of the few octogenarian performing musicians in the field of Carnatic music. She had the rare privilege to learn music directly under doyens like Sri Muthayya Bhagavathar and Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Her music is steeped in tradition and simplicity. An A top grade artist of AIR, she retired as the Principal of R.L.V.College of Music and Fine arts, Tripunithura. She was also a Professor in the Swathi Tirunal Music Academy, Trivandrum. She had the honor of being the first lady artist who performed at the Navarathri Music festival at the Navarathri Mandapam organized by the Royal family of Travancore. She is the recipient of many coveted awards and titles, Gayaka Ratnam, Sangeetha Ratnakaram, Isai Mani Makutam, Raga Sahithya Bhava Gayika to name a few.

The highlights of this concert are the splendid portrayals of the ragas Anandabhairavi, Hemavathi and Saveri followed by magnificent compositions which are not commonly heard in present day concerts. This great musician is known for her vast repertoire of compositions. Smt.Ponnammal is accompanied on the violin by Smt.Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, the daughter of the legendary violinist Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and on the mridangam by Sri N.Arul, a staff artist of AIR Trivandrum.

Songs in this Program