June 24, 2021

Sound test

Sound test for concerts is usually a straightforward affair for me. We just go and sing a couple for songs for about 10/15 minutes and the experienced technicians get it done. We (this includes the unflappable duo of Varadarajan and Venkatesh!) generally use that as a warm up routine mostly to get the voice moving, […]

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June 11, 2021

A kutchery in Tiruvalangadu

A few days back I got an email from my former Vidya Mandir school teacher Uma Balasubramaniam (Uma Miss). The email had two photographs showing a concert that took place on the occasion of her mother Padmaja’s wedding. This photograph and the story in connection with that event brought back a lot of memories in […]

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May 21, 2021

Diname sudinamu – New video on the YouTube channel

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May 18, 2021

On that Note

This is a new series of short videos where memories & moments from my musical journey will be shared.Do expect one every week, ( of course pandemic dependent).The videos will be available for channel members in advance before being made free for everyone to watch Join the Sanjay Subrahmanyan YouTube channel to get access to […]

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May 6, 2021

Sanjay Sabha – Channel Details

Thank you for the overwhelming support extended to Sanjay Sabha, my latest online initiative. This encouragement and support means a lot to me and this motivates me to create more content to share with you all. To enhance your experience in this channel, kindly note: 1. There are 3 possible ways to stay connected and […]

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April 29, 2021

தலையே நீ வணங்காய் – திருநாவுக்கரசர் தேவாரம் (Talaye – Pantuvarali Tevaram)

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April 22, 2021

Doing the boring stuff!

“Doing the boring stuff’ is one of the most used phrases in interviews with high achievers. There is an interview by Larry King with a pop singer (Mariah Carey I think) who explains daily practice – it’s mostly boring stuff. If you ask a successful trader in the stock market he would say – 60% […]

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April 20, 2021

Maakelara vicharamu – Ravichandrika

pallavimAku-ElarA vicAramumaruku-anna SrI rAma candra O Lord SrI rAma candra, Father (anna) of Cupid (maruku) (marukanna)! Why (ElarA) should we (mAku) (literally for us) (mAkElarA) worry (vicAramu)? anupallavisAkEta rAja kumArasad-bhakta mandAra SrI kara (mAkEla) O Prince (rAja kumAra) of ayOdhya (sAketa)! O Wish Tree (mandAra) of true (sad) devotees (bhakta)! O bestower (kara) prosperity (SrI)!O […]

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April 17, 2021

Tamizhan – A music video

As an avid reader and a lover of Tamizh literature, a few years ago, I was reading up about Tamil Poets and in that phase, I stumbled upon the autobiography of the poet Namakkal Kavignar Ramalingam Pillai’s “En kathai”. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There were so many moving incidents narrated, which included a meeting with Subramania […]

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April 16, 2021

Ramanathapuram CS Murugabhoopathy

The first time I heard this great man Ramanathapuram CS Murugabhoopathy play the Mridangam was in 1987. It was the 25th death anniversary of the legendary artiste Pazhani Subramania Pillai. I can never forget the sound of his Mridangam when he played. It was so melodious, so much in tune with the tambura and the […]

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