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
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.
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