Suguna Varadachari sings a Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Shanmukhapriya.
The Ragam Tanam Pallavi has for long been the showpiece of performance, calling attention, as it does, to the technical competence of the artiste. It also provides a complete experience of all the improvisational elements. It is an added bonus when the kalpana swaras also include a ragamalika section, which most listeners look forward to. In this programme, Suguna Varadachari sings a Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Shanmukhapriya. Suguna Varadachari belongs to the Musiri Subramania Iyer school, but along with that also influences of other greats such as Mudicondan Venkatrama Iyer, T Brinda and Kalpakam Swaminathan. Her music reflects the seriousness and attention to detail that is part of the music of all her gurus. The pallavi of this RTP is set in Mishra Jati Jhampa tala.