Music

Vocal bonding

Mother-daughter duo Indira and Sarala.

Mother-daughter duo Indira and Sarala.  

Mother-daughter duo Indira and Sarala presented an engaging vocal concert.

Indira Kameswara Rao is a veteran vocalist from Visakhapatnam and her daughter Sarala Lakshminarayana too is a distinguished vocalist partly trained by her father-in-law Neti Sriramama Sarma, who passed away a year ago. Sangeetha Ksheerasagaram, started by veteran Anandamohan to promote classical music invited this mother-daughter pair to give concert at its venue Thyagaraya Ganasabha’s mini hall, last week. They were accompanied by young talent Mallela Tejasvi on violin, P. Vidya Sagar on mridangam, B. Janardan on ghatam.

Indira and Sarala opened their concert with a rare varnam of Muthaiah Bhagavatar Mahishasura Mardani in Andolika ragam set in Adi talam. They presented in two speeds, displaying metallic tone of high quality. The number set right the mood of the concert. Satata Gananadha in Rasikapriya ragam, Khandachapu talam of Purandaradasa had brief chitta swaram. The swarakalpana was presented in great detail. Rara Mayintidaka in Asaveri of Thyagaraja was presented with fine swarakalpana. This was followed by Ramam Bhajare Manuja in Sriragam, Adi talam. This was of Papanasam Sivan’s number. This simple kirtana presentation was followed by Sriramam in Narayanagowla of Dikshitar, a vilambakala kirtana. Both were smart presentations. Pahi Sri Girija Sute in Anandabhairavi and Roopaka talam of Syama Sastry was taken up next with raga delineation. Swarakalpana was shared by both the vocalists following each other enriching the number.

It was quite an engaging concert enjoyed by the sizable audience.

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