Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Jan 24, 2003

About Us
Contact Us
Entertainment Published on Fridays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Quest | Folio |

Entertainment

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

Soft and sweet voice


BHUSHANI KALYANARAMAN is gifted with a soft and sweet voice, which she thins out when rendering alapanas or swaras in the higher octave. Though pleasing the brighas and gamakas lack depth and weight. But the artiste has a fine sense of concert format. The alapanas and swaras are in right proportion. Her laya gnanam is passable. These qualities stood out in her concert, at the Tamil Isai festival, held under the joint auspices of Naadhabrahmamam Music journal and Music Education Trust. She had drawn up an interesting list of Tamil songs of modern and vintage composers.

The Sankarabharanam alapana for Papanasam Sivam's "Mahalakshmi Jaganmata" registered well. She sang "Gananathane" (Saranga-Periasami Thooran) and Gopalakrishna Bharathi's "Sabapatikku" (Abhogi). The accompanists were Usha Rajagopalan (violin), Manoj Siva (mridangam) and S.V. Viswanathan (ghatam). _ KSR

Titles conferred

At the Tamil music festival conducted by Naadha-brahmam recently, the titles — Layakula Deepamani and Samudaya Nalvazhikaati — were conferred on mridangist Karaikkudi Mani and Tamil writer, Anurada Ramanan, respectively.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Entertainment

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Quest | Folio |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2003, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu