MS Centenary Tribute – Born to Sing

Excerpts from Gowri Ramnarayan’s  script for Born to Sing with links to the songs referenced Read the full script in the book Song of Surrender – A Centenary Tribute to M S Subbulakshmi published by JustUs Repertory and the Sruti Foundation ; excerpts being shared with Gowri Ramnarayan’s permission. Ma Ramanan – Tamil ‘MS made her film debut more »

MS and Visalam

Thaaye Seyagi Original Article published in Kalki Magazine in Jan 2006 A rough translation of the original article is enclosed below When the mother became the child Memories shared by Visalam Ammal “I must have been around 10 years old. Both my father and mother were working in Kalki Gardens. A palatial home, a huge more »

MS Repertoire – Viruttams

A compilation of many of the soulful Viruttams that MS has sung in various concerts. Source: “MS is one of the most inspired interpreters of poetry, not in one language but many languages; her musical imagination was stirred by the words as well and therefore when she sang, the verse unfurled its hidden latent meanings more »

MS Repertoire – Ragam Tanam Pallavi

A  compilation of some of the Ragam Tanam Pallavis that MS has sung in various concerts.  We thank Smt. Kiranavali Vidyasankar for sharing additional insights about the Pallavis.  Terms : Starting point of the line (eduppu),  landing point (arudi) 1.RTP in Ragam Begada   : Kailasapate, pasupate, umapate, namostute   Adi tala (2-Kalai) ; Eduppu at 3/4ths of the more »

MS Repertoire – Songs on Lakshmi

1.Slokam followed by Hiranmayim Lakshmim in Ragam Lalitha composed by Muthuswami Dikshithar 2. Shri Varalakshmi in Ragam Shri composed  by Muthuswami Dikshithar