Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sri Lanka concert

Harish Raghavendra and I performed at the "Mega Blast 2007" in Colombo yesterday to a crowd of about 20,000 50,000 (as reported by the people from there.. got a lot of mails asking me to correct it). We were the only two singers from India.
The band that played to our songs is based in Colombo and so were the dancers.
The hotel where we stayed had a breath taking view of the sea. And all I had to do was just open my eyes in the right direction :) Great view to wake up to. One thing that I noticed that there is almost nil humidity, and though I expected the running water in the hotel to be salty, I was pretty surprised that we had soft water and it was kinda sweet as well. And the air was not the kind which leaves you with a sticky feeling that makes you run to the shower once you hit home. The kinda feeling you have when you visit Bombay or the Marina beach.
The concert was great, I had one of the best receptions ever. The cheering and support was more than awesome to say the least and it was an exhilarating feeling to perform to such people. As is common knowledge Sri Lanka is not undergoing the best of times and when people from India come to perform for them they demonstrate their support each time we go up on stage. Especially when I sang Kannathil Muthamittaal some sections of the audience sang along. And of course the response to Sahana was mind blowing. All thanks to Rahman Sir.
There were other performers from Colombo, namely a singer called Ginger. She was exceptional in her performance and I was left gaping at the way she danced and jumped about and sang perfectly. And Live. She also happened to jump off from the stage and go to the audience, and come back, all this while singing! I am gonna join a gym and start running. I can hope to dance and sing properly in the near future then!
There were also other bands and singers as well as the dancers. The show was organized by the Colombo based Sooriyan FM. In total a concert trip that we are super happy about! :)
The pictures will be up on my photo blog

24 comments:

Parthi said...

wow good to hear you performed in srilanka! lankan beaches are one of the best hehe ...i thought the super singer junior finalists also performed did they?

Chinmayi said...

yeah not all of them though.. the kids have their own rules as to who they want to perform with.. :)

Ananth said...

Hey Chinmayi,

Awesome yaar....We want more!!!SOme questions -
so what are the possibilities of uploading the recordings of your live performance (audio)on your blog as well?
And when will you come to USA for a concert?
When can we expect a peppy-jazzy number from you in movies?
By the way-
Most Hotels nowadays have a filtration system and also, many islands, have a great resource of sweet ground water inspite of their proximity to the seas.

Regards
Ananth

Vasanthan said...

own rules on who they want to perform and where?
i guess kids these days are very thoughtful about their singing career.
any way which of the kids performed?

balar said...

Nice to hear that Chinmayi.and pics are good.

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

Hey There was some contestants from Super Singer Junior who Performed for a rocking show here In Singapore.. They were way too amazing for kids.. But they seemed all grown up..

Glad to know you had an awesome time there in Sri lanka chinnus akka !!.. Ive always loved the beaches and the waters there.. So clear and beautiful..

And BTW , Is it me ? or Do u reallyyyy LOVE that pink suit alot.. Hahaha.. Cos ive seen u wear that suit for so many concerts.. Its really beautiful !

Anonymous said...

Suruthi...

எப்பவும் போல கலக்கிட்டு இருக்கிங்க Chinmayi. Great to hear that you preformed in Srilanka. எப்ப மறுபடியும் கனடா வர்ற நோக்கம் for concert. Here lots of Srilankans, I hear when they whispered, "Indians are best for Arts"

Vijay Krishnan said...

u had sung in couple of films. learnt from musicindiaonline.com.

why dont you blog about them.

i meant kannum kannum and agra(is this a ghazal?)

Parthi said...

hehe funny...dont knwo wht to say for their future

yoga said...

Rocking srilanka with Harish.Nice to see your concert in Lanka.
Hope srilanka regains its peacefulness Ms.Chinmayi

Anonymous said...

Vijaykrishnan, Couple of films? excuse me :)

laxman said...

well described about the show chinmayee. but ur voice wasnt coming out in the grounds, but in sooriyan live it was ok.. ur peppy ones were the best i d say.

Vijay Krishnan said...

Sorry Ms./Mr. Anonymous, i was asking about her new songs. I know she has sung more number of songs.

Ranisha said...

Hi Chin!

So this is the reason for not replying to my mails, right? Nice to hear that the Sri Lankans enjoyed ur songs. Isai payanam thodarattum

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you had great time in srilanka. As singer enjoying alot huh....

Aruthi

Anonymous said...

great, keep the good work and spread peace and harmony with your music-singing

praveen said...

hi,
Its nice to see you blogging....its keeps me surprising that u hav been blogging from 2005....mmm great...Im one of the million fans...keep on rockin...

PurpleHeart said...

Good to see you perform in the mighty Lanka ! And Ennadhuyire on the whole sounded quite average, and too many singers behind it wasn't really soothing. But yes, Nikhil is nice !

Chinmayi said...

sriram: to your unpublished comment.. I have no idea.. and I probably never will!

Chinmayi said...

raj: I d rather mail my response..

shruthi said...

hiii chinmayi
this is regarding ur audio blog
since i dont hv a blog id..i m posting a comment here..

the page doesn't open most of the song's players n hence i m not able to listen to it
please advice

Chinmayi said...

ananth: a concert to the US is not my sole decision.. and about the recordings shall figure it out.. peppy jazzy? check my audio blog.. if you dont already find it there, (cos i dont know what you mean by peppy jazzy) then God alone knows when He will give me the chance!

Ananth said...

oh....never mind the peppy and jazzy thing...but yeah the recordings would be great to listen to...until u come to US for a concert and I get to hear you technically live.........

வித்யா said...

Dear Chin
I am also one f the Viewer. Very massive crowd after several year. I remember tha last Programme was Dr.K.J.Jesudas Programme in Jaffna was big crowd. First time in Colombo only your Programme is the recoreded Crowd.

We will warm welcome to you again.

See you again.

Bye