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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.
One Tevaram and a Divyaprabandam
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.