Music

Young and musically promising

Aparna  

One wonders at the budding talent available in the field of Carnatic music, which also wipes away doubts of whether the younger generation is showing any interest in this. Though listeners of Carnatic music are dwindling in our state, there sure are enthusiastic families trying to initiate children in this art.

To promote such talent a programme held by Nadaprabha at Ravindra Bharati last weekfeatured nine young artistes.

Padmaja Rambabu of Nadaprabha said that they had written to different classical music gurus to send names of some of their promising disciples and the response was encouraging. Besides Hyderabad, children were sent from Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada too. These children were given 45minutes each to present their concert, supported by accompanists. While some of the vocalists presented ragas and swaras with confidence, there were a few instrumentalists too.

The series began with V. Nagaraju's disciple Emani Poornmima's flute recital of three numbers — Ranganathude in Sourashtra, Marivere in Lathangi and Bho Sambho Siva Sambho in Revati.

Later, there was a vocal duet by brothers R.Tarunraj and Bharatraj who presented Gananayakam in Rudrapriya, Himachala Tanaya in Anandabhairavi, Bhogindra Sayinam in Kuntala Varali and Govindasritha in Madhuvanti. They are disciples of D. Vardhani.

Kuppa Durga Bhanumathi Madhavi, a veena player, opened with Vathapi in Hamsadhwani and later presented Kamalamba in Kanada and Samajavaragamana in Hindolam. She is a disciple of D. Lakshmi Tulasi.

Later Pappu Gnandev of Vizag, a disciple of Pantula Rama gave a violin solo. He played Sarasasamadana in Kapinarayani, Yedari Sancharintura in Shrutiranjani, Raghuvamsa in Kadanakutuhalam and in the main Koluvamaregada in Thodi.

Rohit's vocal concert began with Todi Varnam and took up Mohana as his main raga and presented it well. He is the disciple of Vyzarsu Balasubrahmanyam. Naren Pawankumar is noted flautist V. Nagaraju's son. He inherited the traits of his father and his performance opened with Navaragamalika varnam and then played Adamodigalada in Charukesi.

Sisthla Rama Amukta also disciple of Pantula Rama, opened her vocal recital with Saranga varnam and sang Govardhana Girisam in Hindolam, Siva Siva Yanarada in Pantuvarali. Kharaharapriya was her main and sang it well and rendered a rare Chitarambala Duraiye of Suddhananda Bharati in it and concluded with a Meera bhajan. This was literally a mini concert as she treated Pantuvarali as her sub-main number and Kharaharapriya as main.

Veena concert by Tanikella Aparna, disciple of R. Madhuridevi of Vizag, played Sakti Ganapatim of Muthiah Bhagavatar in Nata. Then she presented a brief raga essay of Kalyani. Amma Ravamma of Syama Sastry was presented with swara kalpana. She displayed good control on veena.

The final was a vocal duet by Darbha sisters — Harini and Mruduravali. They learned from the late Ampolu Muralikrishna and are now learning under Savita Narasimhan of Chennai. Panthuvarali was treated as sub-main with Appa Ramabhakti rendered in it. Dhanyasi was their main raga effort in which they rendered Mayuranadam of Deekshitar. Violinist O. Rajasekhar accompanied all the artistes while mridangam player Ch. Ramakrishna and young Pappu Jayadev shared the percussion support.


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