Prince Rama Varma. Live at Chicago (Kamala Dalayatha) – Bahudhaari
Beautiful composition in raga Bahudari sung by Prince Rama Varma, accompanied by two of his top favourite musicians, Varadarajan on the violin and Patri Satishkumar on the mridangam, at the Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam.
After his U.S. tour in 2010, Varmaji was most impressed with the audience in Chicago and it was a particularly heart warming experience for him as two of his big heroes, Swami Vivekananda and Varmaji’s ancestor Raja Ravi Varma had tasted success at Chicago too. I am extremely happy that I could get one of Varmaji’s classic introductions too before the song!