August 13, 2013

The gentle Prince Rama Varma and his 'percussion lions'


He can be described as an intelligent musician with a great sense of humour. Prince Rama Varma sang at Saptaparni on 13 August (his birthday). He was accompanied by delightful S.R.Vinu on the violin, and the "percussion lions"-- B Hari Kumar on the Mridangam, and  Dr S.Karthik on Ghatam. 

As always, Prince Rama Varma's concert was very pleasant, and the camaraderie between the artistes was so beautiful that it restored one's faith in humanity -- for one evening, at least!

Here's a link to a concert, where he begins with a Bengali song! This is also a great example of the Prince's sense of humour.    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Aje0UZ958s&list=PLUmCEN54WiwfzgCf9QnSYh84ZrVyDCjpr