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Dakshinottaram, the thematic live performance, marked Pt. Bhimsen Joshi‘s centenary celebrations

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It was a confluence of musical streams as Hindustani and Carnatic musicians remembered Pt. Bhimsen Joshi at ‘Dakshinottaram’

It was a confluence of musical streams as Hindustani and Carnatic musicians remembered Pt. Bhimsen Joshi at ‘Dakshinottaram’

As soon as when sarod participant Pt. Rajeev Taranath needed to watch for lengthy hours at a station for his connecting prepare, he determined to go to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. When he talked about the musician’s title to the taxi driver, he drove him straight to Pt. Bhimsen’s residence. And when Pt. Rajeev was about to pay the motive force, the latter refused saying it was his honour to deliver guests to the legendary artiste’s dwelling.

To mark the centenary 12 months of this nice vocalist, Sunaada Artwork Basis, Bengaluru, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, offered ‘Dakshinottaram’, a night of Carnatic and Hindustani live shows. The programme was inaugurated by the Governor of Tamil Nadu R.N. Ravi.

Nice and interesting

Along with her resonant and nice voice, younger Uttara Pattathil started with a positive rendition of a composition in raag Yaman, whereas Uttara Unnikrishnan sang ‘Man mohan murli’ in raag Durga. Her presentation was interesting.

After the preliminary hiccups with the sound system and his voice, P. Unnikrishnan settled down and sang ‘Maya theetha swaroopini’ in raga Mayamalavagowla. His temporary niraval and swaraprastaras have been vibrant, which introduced out the fantastic thing about the raga. R.Okay. Shriramkumar’s well-nuanced repartees on the violin enhanced the temper of the music. The Kannada composition ‘Sada yenna hrudayadalli’, popularised by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, was an acceptable option to mark the event, and Unnikrishnan’s singing was soulful. Trichy Harikumar on the mridangam, and Okay.V. Gopalakrishnan on the kanjira supplied rhythmic help.

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Varali is a raga that strikes an emotional chord with listeners. The presentation of Papanasan Sivan’s composition ‘Kaa vaa va’ on the violin by Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Vijayalakhmi was charming. The Namdev abhang ‘Pandarini vasa’, which was carried out subsequent, didn’t create any magic, with alternating vocal and instrumental renditions putting a discordant observe. The heady mixture of a maestro’s composition, lilting notes of raag Pahadi, and the sweetness of the instrument, blended seamlessly within the thillana. It was a melody-rich presentation by the duo.

 Pt. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar, a prime disciple of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.

 Pt. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar, a primary disciple of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
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The ultimate session of the programme featured Pt.Nagaraj Rao Havaldar, a primary disciple of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. A robust, highly effective voice that’s harking back to his guru is Pt. Nagaraj’s asset. He unravelled the fantastic thing about the monsoon season in his temporary exploration of raag Mian Malhar. He concluded his session with a bhajan, composed by Mahipathidasa in raag Bhairavi. The crisp rendition left the viewers eager for extra. He was accompanied by Sameer Hawaldar on the harmonium and Kedarnath Hawaldar on the tabla. It was a confluence of proficient artistes, however the brief span of time given to every artiste supplied much less scope for the viewers to benefit from the music. That includes only one artiste in every model would have helped in highlighting the salient options of the 2 streams.

By- The Hindu

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