Gayathri Venkataraghavan


High energy, steady tempo all along

High energy marked the eighth day’s concert at the annual music festival of Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam here on Monday, as Gayathri Venkatraghavan launched into ‘Sadhinchane,’ the gana raga Pancharatna Kriti by Thyagaraja, in Arabhi. She picked another gana raga, Goulai, and dedicated it to the Vinayakar in Muthuswami Dikshitar’s[…]

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Rich with feeling

Where all others strive to make a mark, Gayatri Venkataraghavan comes out in flying colours, and the arena of her expertise is manodharma, swarakalpana to be precise. Throughout the concert as part of the Indiranagar Sangeet Sabha music festival, it was evident that kalpana swara was her forte, not just[…]

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Display of virtuosity

A nonagenarian sang and the audience was left awestruck. That was the power of R.K. Srikantan’s voice and his strong hold on sruti. His ability to remember kritis and the confidence with which he poured out the swaras moved most rasikas at Bharat Sangeet Utsav, held in Coimbatore. Srikantan’s son[…]

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