Young artistes enliven music fest

K M Krishna performs at the ‘Sree Ramanavami National Music Festival.’

The concert started out with a Carnatic vocal by Suman G, whose mellifluous rendition of bhajans set the appropriate mood for the musical evening. Suman started her concert with a composition by Muthuswami Dikshitar in Navaragamalika Varnam and went on to sing many popular bhajans by the same composer.

Her deep voice added a new dimension to the devotional music and was enjoyed by the audience. She was accompanied on violin by Vasuki Parimala and on mrudangam by H S Venkatesh.

But it was when K M Krishna took the stage for yet another power-packed Carnatic vocal with his accompaniments, the evening took a new pace. The audience thoroughly enjoyed his breathtaking performance that was fresh and soulful.

He opened his concert with an elaborate presentation of a Rama stuthi,  ‘Ramachandra Samrakshito’ and sang many popular bhajans like ‘Sujana Jeevana Rama’ composed by   Muthuswami Dikshitar.

Krishna did not  disappoint his audience and responded well to their requests.
The ‘Sree Ramanavami National Music Festival’ will be held till May 9 at Fort High School Grounds, Chamarajpet with each day featuring different musicians from across the nation.

 “This annual music fete will be held continuously for 36 days. Every year, during this celebrations Sree Rama Seva Mandali Trust gives an award in the name of S V Narayana Swamy Rao. This time, we are honouring K J Yesudas with the award which will be presented by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on April 10”, says S N Varadaraj, General Secretary of Sree Ramaseva Mandali.

The Ramanavami celebrations will feature speeches and lectures on Ramayana by noted scholars during morning sessions and music concerts in the evening.

The passes for the concerts can be availed before the event at the venue.

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