Bombay Jayasree's concert at Thrippoonithura

by Radhika Krishna

Bombay JayasreeEmotional Propriety and contextual relevance are the two statements that can be adorned to sum up Bombay Jayasree's concert, Kadambari held at JT Performing art centre at Trippunithura. The concert lifted up the rasikas to an extraordinary plane even though it was performed without the extravagance of complex alapana and swara pattern.

Jayasree's heavenly voice started with ‘Nadasudharasamulanu' , a Tyagaraja krithi in the raga Arabhy. The raga arabhi created a spring in the mind of the rasikas. The performance of ‘Swagasudha mridanga thalamu' was apt for the ambiance and the meaning. She rendered the krithi with all its simplicity, devotion and feeling that, with the accompaniment of mridanga create utmost pleasure and bhakthi in the minds of the audience. Jayasree chose mohanam for the main piece. Lucidity of alapana which she is well known for was evident in the ragalapana.

The performance was crisp but professional. Mysore Srikanth on violin gave histrionic accompaniment but seemed a bit ineffective. Poomkulam Subrahmaniam on the Mridangam and Uduppi Sridhar on Ghatom performed a pattern and brisk Thani Avarthanam. The two hour concert was the gallery of several krithis by several musicians. ‘Sri venkata Gireesa' in Surutty (Muthuswamy Deekshithar) ‘Mrigyada Radha madhavam' in Behag (by Natayana Theertha) ‘Raase hari' in Karnaranjini (Jayadeva krithi) enriched the performance. The concert came to and end with the Thillana by Sri. Lalgudi J. Jayaraman her Guru.


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