Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ninnukori- Agni Nachathiram

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One of our close family friends Kumar uncle is a great pianist, so his 60th birthday party would not have been complete without a family jam session! Here is Kumar uncles rendition of “Ninnukori Varnam”, with me doing the vocals.

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Yeh Nigahein – Cover with Akshay Hari

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My family friend Akshay Hari in Pittsburgh is a star Bollywood performer, and even had a stint with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in Bombay!

After an amazing karaoke night with the families, we decided to record a song together. Of course Bollywood is totally out of my comfort zone, but it was fun to collaboarate with a professional :D

Check out Akshay’s YouTube link, and our first song “Yeh Nigahein” from the movie Khoya Khoya Chand!

http://www.youtube.com/user/akshayfromusa

Yeh Nigahein Lyrics

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki
Haaye
Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki

Haaye
Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
To Kyun Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Khobsurat Si Surat Hai Inmein Basi Basi

Ki Sharbati In Aankhon Mein Basa Hai Kyun Bolo
Ki Bola Na Palak Utha Ki Raj Dil To Kholo
JO Tum Nahi To Gum Nahi
Shamaye Bhi To Kam Nahi
Ka Honge Ki Hum Nahi
Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki

Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
Per Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Nazar Mile To Ek Khahar Sa Ban Ke Tut Legi
Yeh Khwahise Haya Ki Sarhado Ko Tog Dengi
Nazar Mile To Ek Khahar Sa Ban Ke Tut Legi
Yeh Khwahise Haya Ki Sarhado Ko Tog Dengi
Haan
Jao Na Ajee Jao Bhi
Jao Na Ajee Jao Bhi
Zindagi Mein Waise Bhi Gum Koi Kam To Nahi

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Khobsurat Si Surat Hai Inmein Basi Basi

Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
Per Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Dance Interview on Globe & Mail

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sivagami

 

http://fw.to/MCqKKwb

Sivagamiyin Sabadham, which we performed last Friday at the Sony Center, was a huge hit! It was a phenominal experience to share the stage with world famous dancers and choreographers like Madurai Muralidharan, Uma Murali, Kavya Muralidharan, and Nanda Gopal. The Globe & Mail attended one of our final rehearsals and interviewed us. The interview is found on the link above!

I will update my blog shortly with pics of the event :)

Omana Thinkal

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This beautiful Malayalam lullaby was composed by Sikkil Gurucharan & Anil Srinivasan. Stephen Murray recorded the piano for this over two years ago. After an embarrassingly long hiatus, I finally got the help of my good friend Jerin to fix up my Malayalam, and I recorded it last week. I can’t speak for my singing, but Steve’s work on the piano was beyond amazing.

This song describes a child- Is it a crescent’s moon, or the flower of a lotus? The honey in a flower, or the lustre of the full moon?

It’s a really really beautiful song, so I hope I was able to give it justice.

Omana Thinkal Lyrics

Omanathingal KidAvo,
Nalla KomaLa ThAmara Poovo,

Poovil Niranja MadHuvo,
Pari poornendhu thanTe nilAvo,

Puthan Pavizha koDiyo,
cheru thathakal konjum mozhiyo,

ChAnjAdiyAdum Mayilo,
mridhu panjamam pADum kuyilo,

Thullum-iLamAn kidavo,
sobha-kollunnnOrannakoDiyo

Eswaran Thana Nidhiyo,
Parameshwariyenthum kiLiyo

PArijathathin Thaliro,
enDe bhAgya drumathin phalamo