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  • Album of Aruna Sairam - Rang Abhang
  • Publisher Name : Nadham Music Media
    Published Year : 2011
    Published Country : India
    Categories : Abhang, Thematic
    Accompanied By : B.V. Balasai-Flute, Kishore Kumar-Sitar, Niranjan Lele-Harmonium, Sai Shravanam-Tabla, Ganapathi-Pakhawaj, Dholak, Dholki, Bass Dholak, Jaycha-Additional Percussions, Additional Chorus-Abaswaram Ramji's "Isai Mazhalai", Music Arrangements and Inputs-Sai Shravanam

The name Aruna Sairam is synonymous with Abhangs in the world of Carnatic Music. When she introduced this brilliant form in her effervescent style in Chennai, it brought a refreshing flavour to the Carnatic concerts. At present none of her recitals is complete without an Abhang. Padma Shri Aruna Sairam's Abhang performances have always been historic shows with power packed renditions, full houses and ecsastic audiences soaking in the delight of bhakti. She has been rightly quoted by many as the Queen of Abhangs! This album, is the first production dedicated exclusively to Aruna Sairam's most popular Abhangs.

 

Track Listing

  • Teertha Vithala (Abhang)
    Composer: Sant Namdev
  • YouTube Video of Track Teertha Vithala (Abhang) Album:Rang Abhang  12:48
  • Majhe Maher Pandhari (Abhang)
    Thalam: Chatusra Ekam
    Composer: Sant Eknath
  • 7:24
  • Bhakta Jana Vatsale
    Raga: Brindavana Saranga   Thalam: Chatusra Ekam
    Composer: Sant Namdev
  • YouTube Video of Track Bhakta Jana Vatsale Album:Rang Abhang  11:35
  • Dalitha Kaanditha
    Raga: Misra Piloo   Thalam: Chatusra Ekam
    Composer: Sant Janabai
  • YouTube Video of Track Dalitha Kaanditha Album:Rang Abhang  8:19
  • Kadaakadani
    Raga: Basant Bahaar   Thalam: Chatusra Ekam
    Composer: Sant Samatha Ramadas & Udhega Amba Bai (Traditional Chant)
  • 12:54
  • Omkaara Swaroopa
    Raga: Revathy   Thalam: Ekam (tisra Nadai)
    Composer: Sant Eknath
  • 7:39
  • Pandharichya Raaya
    Composer: Traditional
  • 4:55

Liner Notes

  • Maharashtrians migrated to Tamil Nadu during Shivaji's reign. Many Maharastrian families settled down in Tanjore thus widening the scope of abhangs. Tukaram Beej is being celebrated at 'Tukaram Nivas' in Thiruvannamalai for the last one hundered years. Sampradaya bhajana in Tamil Nadu generally included Tukaram's abhangs.

    The influence of varkari sampradaya on the bhajana paddhati and evolution of the katha kalakshepam form in Tamil Nadu could be noted from the late 18th century when the Maratha dynasty ruled in Tanjore. Since then Abhanjas have made inroads into the villages deep down Southern India and to this day, the tradition in being preserved and practised in its pristine form. Abhang enjoys popularity from Mumbai to Mylapore to Melbourne.


    The name Aruna Sairam is synonymous with Abhangs in the world of Carnatic Music. When she introduced this brilliant form in her effervescent style in Chennai, it brought a refreshing flavour to the Carnatic concerts. At present none of her recitals is complete without an Abhang. Padma Shri Aruna Sairam's Abhang performances have always been historic shows with power packed renditions, full houses and ecsastic audiences soaking in the delight of bhakti. She has been rightly quoted by many as the Queen of Abhangs! This album, is the first production dedicated exclusively to Aruna Sairam's most popular Abhangs.

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