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A sincere effort by Chaitrra Sairam
Young Chaitrra Sairam is a vocalist to watch. A disciple of Bombay Jayashri, Chaitrra presented a concert for Charsur Arts Foundation on January 28, 2011 at Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall. Promotion of young talent is one of the objectives of Charsur Arts Foundation. The concert was sponsored by Charsur as a part of this exercise. Chaitrra was accompanied by senior artistes comprising M.Narmada on Violin, Melakaveri K.Balaji on Mridangam and Madipakkam A.Murali on the Ghatam. Chaitrra had the right attitude and focus. The 2-hour concert was lively through out. She sang with a sense of confidence.

Chaitrra is endowed with a beautiful voice. And, she held the limited audience captive on this evening with her sincere effort and dedicated music. Like her guru Jayashri, she too took due care to present a quality music. Given her talent and with little bit of experience, Chaitrra could prove a name to reckon with in concert circles sooner than later.

The way she handled Thyagaraja’s “Evvaruru Ninnuvina” (Mohanam), it gave one a new feel and experience. She decorated it with kalpanswaras. There was something simple and elegant about it. It sounded like tinkling of ornaments in her supple voice. Thyagaraja’s “Paraloka Sadhaname” (Purvikalyani) shone like a gem. The piece-de-resistance of the concert was her Kharaharapriya alap. As she explored the raga with interesting improvisation, Narmada gave a good support. Narmada’s was controlled answers. The senior violinist let the focus be on Chaitrra alone that evening.

“Srinivasa Tava Charanam Chintayami” of Papanasam Sivan was rendered resplendently with creativity and neraval at “Kamalaja Manohara”. The taniavarthanam between Melakaveri Balaji and Madipakkam Murali was soothing to listen. Chaitrra sang some beautiful tukkada compositions towards the end. Melody ones such as “Enrum tunai Niye Muruga” (Charukesi) fell nicely on the ears. Purandaradasa’s “Yake Kadai Kanninda Noda Bekku Krishna” (Brindavani) was good to hear. Her diction was very clear. She signed off the evening concert with a Madhuvanthi tillana. In all, it was a disciplined concert from a sincere youngster.

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