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Vocal Carnatica Brothers Sasikiran and Ganesh’s rendition was pleasing to the core. Gudipoodi Srihari

Diligent duoSashikiran and Ganesh
Diligent duoSashikiran and Ganesh

Chennai-based Sasikiran and Ganesh, known as Carnatica Brothers figured on the third day of Vignana Samithi’s 36th annual festival held at Anandanagar Community hall. They were accompanied by R. Dinakar on violin, P. Jaybhaskar on mridangam and P.V. Ramanamurthy on ghatam.

Ramabhakti Samrajyam gave a taste of their vocals that sounded commanding and rich. The rest of their concert was well received with Devadi Deva, a rare composition of Thyagaraja in Sindhuramakriya adding to the pace. This was followed by Pariyachakama in Vanaspati, with a vivid rendition of this fourth melakarta raga. The brothers shared the manodharama carrying ragas and swarakalpana to a logical end. This raga presentation was an example of how they steered the events. The rendition of the kriti was in expressive mode matching raga bhava.

The main composition of the concert was Mokshamu Galada in Saramati. The brothers presented the raga with a smart take off . Tani avartanam at this stage by Jayabhasker and Ramanamurthy was quite matching to the standard the vocalists set and even accentuated the total appeal.

Earlier in the evening there was a concert by Devarakonda Kartika Anagha, a highly talented girl with a voice that is bold and melodious and can span over three octave ranges with ease. She was in the company of K. Jayasree on violin and Mehar Sagar on mridangam. Teliyaleru Ramabhakti in Dhenuka and was rendered with sahitya appeal before she took up Appa Rama Bhakti in Kamavardhani which she treated well as main number. She presented the kirtana with devotional appeal taking up a line for the sahitya prasthara.

Later she was presented with Pothukuchi Sambasivarao award.


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