Aruna Sairam is making waves in the music world with her incredible repertoire. Her concert for Hanumath Jayanthi festival at Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple proved her as an artiste of rare genre.
Aruna kindled memories of M S Subbulakshmi when she rendered the masterpiece of Swathi Thirunal – ‘Bhavayami Raghuramam’, a ragamalika. She captured the synopsis of Ramayana, musically.
The mainstay of her concert was ‘Pakkala Nilabadi’ in Karaharapriya by Tyagaraja. She summarised the raga, building an edifice of Karaharapriya and followed by the kriti adorning it with niraval and swaras.
Aruna’s thukkadas are most sought after. Her Abhang –Bakthajana Vittalla - in Brindavana Saranga, was infused with devotion. Complying with the audience request to render her all-time favourite ‘Maadu Meikum Kanne’ in Maand, she sang this song with elegance and grace.
‘Madura Madura Venu’ in Atana by OothukaduVenkatasubbier was rendered with bhavam and bhakthi
B Raghavendra Rao accompanied her on the violin and followed her energetically.
Patri Satish Kumar on the mridangam was at his best, lifting the concert with his adroit strokes.
Karthik on the ghatam is a seasoned artiste who transformed the humble clay pot into a vessel of music.
The tani of Satish and Karthik highlighted their musical acumen and penchant for rhythm.