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Pleasing duet concert

Among the duets of Carnatic music Today "Malladi Brothers" are claiming the ladder of success gradually and have created their own  style. It was proved once again in their concert in the Gokulashtami serial last week at the "Unnathi" auditorium.

The melodic grace that is the forte of duets is unmistakable in the singing of Ram Prasad and Ravikumar (Malladi Brothers). Their "Rara Rajeeva Lochana" was wholesome.

They gave a soulful Picture of the raga and the lyrical appeal of the composition was also high lighted. Any how the piece de resistance of the concert was "Chethasri Balakrishna", the dignified Krithi. With a pleasing ragalapana and Swara Prasthara with attractive Permutation and. combination, a distinct imagery emerged.

Senior Violinist Mysore Nagaraja's support undoubtedly enriched the recital’s aesthetic feeling and K V Prasad's Mridanga was successful in maintain the Tempo of the concert.

Vyasavittala accompanied on Kharijari faithfully. They also rendered a popular devaranama " Paraku Madade" neatly.

BrundaPromising dancer

Brunda, who gave a Bharathanatya recital at the ADA Ranga Mandira, IS a disciple of Sri Natya Bharathi Trust. A Software engineer by profession Brunda has participated in few dance dramas and learning music also.

From the initial Pushpanjali itself she was able to carry conviction and was followed by Alaripu. After a neat Jathiswara in Abhogi, the Shabda was in an interesting subject - the flute of Lord Krishna. She executed the Varna (Raga Ganamurthe) with quiet confidence to unfold the "Khanditha Nayaki".

With restrained but evocative expression her Abhinaya was pleasing. A glimpse of her good Abhinaya was evident the Astapadi "Rathi Sukha Sare" and the devaranama" Indu Yanage".

The phara Tillana brought the curtains down. With higher Training and experience Brunda has bright future in the years to come.

Guru G S Nagesh and Sriranjitha Nagesh wielded the cymbal while Bharathy Venugopal gave vocal back ground. Lingraju on Mridanga, Bhaskar S V on flute and Dr Nataraja Murthy on violin - supported the dancer.

Sri Krishna Tulabhara Puppet showColourful puppets

Sri Raghavendra swamy Aradhana was celebrated in serval Mutts last week. One Such Temple - Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana Sannidhi Trust - conducted the Aradhana with religious and cultural programmes. Music, Bhajan, Discourse and Harikatha recitalwere held by both veteran and young artists.

On Thursday art lovers witnessed a very interesting programme - A puppet show by the Students of Swami Vivekananda Educational Society. It was a a rod Puppet show on the Popular Story "Sri Krishna Tulabhara".

It began with a invocatory piece "Vandipe Ninage Gananatha" customarily. With COLOURFUL costumes and ornaments, sharp Dialogue and good music the puppets caught the attention, till the end.

National award winner Ranganath Rao apart from directing has also written the dialogue and tuned the songs and B S Subramanya co-ordinated the programme.

These young boys and girls who have learnt this rare art, deserve encourage ment from all quarters.

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