Friday, February 15, 2008

The Shankar Mahadevan concert at Anna Univ

yesterday. I was amazed at the way how he interacts with crowd, keeps belting song after song with so much undepleted energy and the creative outpouring, how he plays around with every song.. Phew whatta Performer!

Strangely, I lost my voice yesterday. Just cracked and I could hardly speak. So much so that, in all these days, I had to miss hosting my AKK on Aahaa FM. If I did not host the show, the only reason would be a concert abroad. No show or concert within the country has kept me away from Aahaa Kaapi Klub so far.

Ganga sang along with Shankar Mahadevan for a couple of numbers and there were two other singers from Mumbai, Raman and Anusha. Major performances! And Anusha is gorgeous! Ganga sang a few songs on her own and Naresh was the surprise entry to sing Munbe Vaa :)

At the end, I was invited on stage to sing Kajra Re along with Shankar ji. He called me on stage himself. I have never met him before and he announced that he loves my voice. :) I was all smiles and orre the joyous. I did go up and explain that my voice was a goner, but I managed the first phrase of Kajra re. Then all that I did was shake a leg. John Britto's gang were the dancers at this show and they had choreographed Kajra Re for another show in which I performed. So it was easy to join along with them. Major fun and this was definitely a day to remember. Yep, A Valentines Day to remember!

29 comments:

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

I think I officially say Im soo Jealous !!! SHANKAR MAHADEVAN !!!! He's amazing man !! And u sang Kajre Re eh ? Amazing song !! Im sure u have been on cloud 9 ever since shankar mahadevan said he loved ur voice !! Come back down to earth man !! hahah

SARAS said...

Gongrats Chinmayi. TaKE care of your HEALTH.

sathish said...

I've been to one of his concerts before -- he's very good at working the mic.

Was it John Britto's academy who'd danced for Rahman's show? Tere Bina's choreography was brilliant for that one.

Anonymous said...

Shanker Mahadevan is sooo cooollll ! Luv his 'Thaniye Thannanthaniye'. Its nice that u had a gr8 time on a good day... :) Wud loved to hav been there. And surprisingly, how come it was the first time u met him?

Guru said...

Am i seeing this right ?

You've never met Shankar Mahadevan ever before ? I mean with all the concerts ( but, i'm not too good with the schedules ) happening everywhere, you have never been on stage with him before ? This is really surprising ..

Anonymous said...

no photos????

Aruthi said...

Thank u for sharing & hopefully your voice will get better soon.

Aruthi

Chitra said...

Wow...looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the energy in shankar mahadevan's voice :)
Tk cr & cheers

Bit Rocks! said...

wow!!!u r so lucky!!!Hope u had a great time with shankar mahadevan..He is blessed with such a wonderful voice and his guru in film industry is A.R.Rahman!!chinmayi can u tell me why shankar mahadevan is nt cmg fr ARR s live concerts nowadays(Is it bcoz He is a music director in hindi??)!!!watever may b the reason ppl miss him !cant stop crying if i listen to his maa song from taare zameen par..shankar mahadevan rocks!!!chinmayi 2:)

Always an ARR fan
**Bharath**

Resonator said...

hi chinmayi;

being a stud of annauniv...i had a opportunity to see u..never expected ur presence...u got a lovely voice

i have updated in my blog too :) :)
http://dreamsofresonator.blogspot.com/2008/02/live-music-concert-captures.html

expecting for ur comments :)

йĸ said...

Hey Chinmayi, this is karthik here. First time to drop in here.. Your voice is absolutely awesome ..!! I was there for the whole show and it was an awesome nite - from Varaga Nathi Karai to Hindustani !!.. Man he keeps doin that jugal bandhi on every stage which really rox :D..!!! BTW it looked like u had a sore throat during Kajra Re but u managed to sing even then :).. Kool !! Were u cheering out of ur throat or is it that Shankar took ur breath away by inviting u on stage :) !?

Yayathy said...

Best wishes Chinmayi. Do post about your next tamil song. And will there be next edition of Super Singer..

Chinmayi said...

all my songs are updated on my audioblog.. check them out yayathi.. and nice name!

Karthik: thanks! and yes my voice was a goner that day. it suddenly cracked outta the blue that morning! :(
resonator: thanks !
bit rocks: its possible that the timing is not in sync!
chitra: Totally!!
anonymous: nope!
guru: and nope I have never met him in person before. I have seen him. Thats all.
anonymous: refer above ;) i have no answer to the "how come" though!
sathish: nope. They are choreographers from Mumbai - harshal and vitthal

ILA(a)இளா said...

Keeping finger crossed for being the program telecasted in any of the channels.(Curse of being NRI)

Bhuvaneshwari said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Absolutely superb performance in the concert the other day.. :)..
Was soo happy to see you...

Mitwa's improvisation by Shankarji was too cool rite ?? Do you know which ragam is Mitwa based upon ??

Hoping to see you again in some concert, and i want it to be exclusively your concert :) ..

- Bhuvaneshwari

venkat said...

cant believe u lost ur voice, i guess its a singer´s thing. But gud that u did go on stage and sing a little. hope to catch the show on TV sometime.

Mfg,
Kaushik

OSMADHAV said...

Hi Chinmayi

Just happened to see your blog/audio site. Nice versatile and multi-faceted personality of yours is awe-inspiring. Hats off to you. Keep working with Vijay TV thats introducing nice new concepts like Super Singer and Paadum office. Shall be a regular here from now. And the i10 is a nice city car. You can test drive mine and I shall ensure it has enough petrol;-)

Regards
Maddy

Shutter Bug said...

hey i was at the concert..was pleasently surprised that you popped up on stage.was thrilled...the concert was good!!...u have a lovely voice.....

Arv said...

Hmmm... I actually chose to pass it off... I liked shankar's performance last octobed with Ehsaan and Loy.

Dil Chahta Hai still rocks for me...

Glad you had a nice time, will read your blog sometime and leave my thoughts.

Cheers,
Arv.

Saranya said...

I was at that show the entire time... One of the best I've been to! :)

maxdavinci said...

can't wait to hear you on your morning show, it's no fun makin dinner otherwise!

Balaji said...

were u the one who sang dheivan thandha poove?

Yayathy said...

I have never heard singers suffering from throat infection ever before. Anyways do take care of that inspiring voice. Finally see to that you spell my name correctly please.......

Anonymous said...

take care..!
nice to see proper blog updates .. :)

==> Archu

Vasanthan said...

hi chinmayi, i saw u sing on vijay tv. " singara velaneh". i really liked the way you sang it. but i think you would look more beautiful if u sang with your eyes open...

Anbusivam said...

Hey Chinmayi,

Shankar Mahadevan is Amazing...!!! He had been to our office function sometime last year, and the way he takes the crowd with him really msmerizes. He made my friend' dad, 60 yrs old man dance on the stage..and wow..he was with the same energy level for the entire show.

Wish you a speedy recovery form your voice break.

Regards,
Siva

radha said...

Hello!!

i am a great fan of urs!!! i was just googling Shankar Mahadevan as its his b'day today...and i found ur profile!!! i am speechless..... love ur pitch range...its amazing!! omg!! and i am jealous...ya..for the concert.And i dint know u were an RJ till i saw ur blog....take care....ur great!!!

radha

ardent fan said...

Hi chinmayi,
Im a gr8 fan f urs..i ws der for d entire concert..i liked ur voice despite ur throat problem..actually i came der 2 see u nly...i was not sure whether u d b comin for d concert...i expected u 2 cme and i had a gr8 belief n dat..and fortunately t ws done...at once i noticed ur presence i ws waiting for u to sing...at last i heard u singing...i expected a few more 4rm u especially mayya mayya...

ll u b coming this time too for the techofess of ceg?

expecting ur comment:)

$weet said...

hai chinmayi.,
disz deepika doin 2nd yr in anna univ. i was der 4 concert nearly b4 1 yr. bt still i cud get ur voice dat swings up 4m ur heart and u really rock.. ve a nice tim and my wishes 4 ur upcoming projects..tak care