Two immensely talented musicians, Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan and jazzman Amit Heri, enthralled with their music ensemble at The Hindu Friday Review November Fest here on Thursday evening.

Ms. Ragunathan and Mr. Heri, who had worked together for the film Morning Raga, continued their performance here too with the former beginning the concert with Maha Ganapatim Bhaje.

Presenting Maata, the duo left the audience spellbound. This was one of the songs in the film, Ms. Raghunathan said.

Later, she went on to render Taaye Yashoda, another song in the film. There was a peace song composed by Mr. Heri which was followed by Krishna Nee BeganeBaaro.

Ms. Ragunathan ended the programme with a tillana.

Karl Peters on the bass guitar, Jeoraj George on the drums, Embar Kannan on the violin, Thiruvayur Vaidyanathan on the mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on the ghata competed to outdo each other before a highly appreciative audience.

Sponsored by Bose, The November Fest is co-sponsored by Nippon Paint, GRT Jewellers, Servo Engine Oil and TVS Wego.

Friday's concert

Friday's programme will see Hindustani vocalist M. Venkatesh Kumar take the stage,

He will be accompanied by Ravindra Yavagal on the tabla, Vyasamurthhy Katti on the harmonium and Farooq Lateer on the sarangi.

Mr. Kumar, tutored by the legendary Pandit Puttaraj Gavai under the gurukula system, is one of Karnataka's leading proponents of Gwalior Gharana.

The programme begins at 7.15 p.m. at the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium on Central College Campus, Palace Road.

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