2014 Apr 02 Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath, Aditi Krishnaprakash, BC Manjunath, Bhargava Halambi @ Sri vANi kalA kEndra


Vocal: Vid Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath
Violin : Vid Aditi Krishnaprakash
Mridanga: Vid B C Manjunath
Khanjira : Vid Bhargava Halambi



01 sarasUda ninne kOri sAvEri Adhi kotthavAsal venkatarAma iyer

02 yOchanA kamalA lOchanA dharbAr Adi thyAgarAja

03 bilahari AlApane.. paridhAna michhithE bilahari K chApu PatNam SubramaNya Iyer

04 maNirangu AlApane.. mAmava paTTAbhi rAma maNirangu M Eka m.dIkshitar

05 mAkElarA vichAramu ravichandhrike Adi thyAgarAja

06 kIravANi AlApane .. kaligiyuntE gadhA kIravANi Adhi thyAgarAja and tani

07 viruttum nIlAmbari Anandabhairavi yaman kalyAN

08 srI rAmachandra kripAlu bhajamana yaman kalyAN tulsidas

09 dAsana mAdiko enna nAdanAmakriya purandaradAsa

10 nI nAma rUpamulaku mangaLa sourAshtra Adi thyAgarAja


Its almost a gap of 2 1/2  years Im getting an opportunity to listen to Aishwarya. Last time was at Music Academy where I felt it time slot provided was an injustice to her talent. 

In today's concert, she indeed demonstrated that she can deliver a  2 1/2 hr concert with utmost ease.

The concert had a completeness touch. Each kriti either had a detailed alapana / a rAga sketch before the start.

She demonstrated a fantastic control and command over the raga and that was evident while she was singing swaras for bilahari. maNirangu alapane and song enthralled the audience which was a sub main piece 

After the mAkElara filler with brisk swaras came the grand rAga kIravANi essay .. which was simply Stupendous.. A right mix of melkala prayogams and jaarus made the raga essay an interesting one. During the course of nereval and swaras, which was appropriately presented by the team. 

Though I'm not a koravai expert, the presentation was pretty interesting. The percussion artists took over the dias into an energitic tani. Enjoyable tani was delivered by Manjunath and Bhargava Halambi Kanjira. The concert concluded with a sholoka in nIlAmbari, Anandabhairavi and Yamuna Kalyani sliding into Sri rAmachandra kripalu.., a devarnama in nAdanAmakriya and mangala

Im hearing Aditi on violin for the first time. She has a lot of potential and has to work on the brisk swara playing where I felt it was a bit scratchy . overall she did manage to give able support.

Percussionist were at their best as usual.

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