RTP

Ranjanimala Ragamalika

Shertalai K N Ranganatha Sharma sings an RTP in Matya tala.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Ranjanimala Ragamalika

Shertalai K N Ranganatha Sharma sings an RTP in Matya tala.

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. In this programme, Shertalai K N Ranganatha Sharma sings an RTP in Ragamalika comprising four "Ranjani" ragas - Ranjani, Manoranjani, Janaranjani and Sriranjani. The pallavi line incorporates the names of the four ragas in which it is set. The pallavi is in Khanda Jati Matya tala. Matya tala, with 10 beats split up as 4+4+2 is rarely used in songs. Pallavis themselves tend to be usually in Khanda Jati Triputa tala or Adi tala. Khanda Jati Matya tala has a total count of 12 beats, the split being 5+5+2.

Songs in this Program