Tamizh Isai Ula by Sikkil Gurucharan

Tamizh Isai Ula by Sikkil Gurucharan

Masterclass conducted by Shri Sikkil Gurucharan on Tamil compositions from Past to Present.

List of songs taught in the Tamizh Isai Ula workshop

Please refer to lyrics here.

Song from Kuruntokai – A classical love poem from The Sangam Era – Ragam Brindavani

Song from Purananooru – A Sangam poem written by Kaniyan Poongundran – Ragam Shanmukhapriya

Silapathikaaram – A collection of verses from one of the episodes in this epic by Ilango Adigal. To be sung in Sempaalai Pann and free style (Iyarpa). In other words, like the modern day Virutham.

Tirukkural Verses from Chapter 65 – Power of speech. Tuned by Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran.

Vin neela melappu - Andal pasuram on Hamirkalyani

Vaazhvaavadu mayam - Thevaram in Gambeeranattai by Sundaramurthy Nayanar

Song by Kudhambai Sidhar- Folk melody from the early 15th century.

Modern compositions like

Nal Vazhkaiye vendum – Kokila – Dandapani Desikar

Ninaippadeppodu nenje- Nadanamakriya – Vedanayagam Pill

Manadhil urudhi Vendum – Behak- Subramanya Bharati

Yaarukkuthan theriyum – Devamanohari – Gopalakrishna Bharati

In addition to learning these songs, the workshop had discussions about how Tamizh was used from the Sangam Era till now, to propagate various themes and messages to the people.

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Tamizh Isai Ula by Sikkil Gurucharan