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When music transcends barriers
They are practitioners of distinct styles of music. They hail from different regions. Their presence on a common stage triggers confluence of a melodic sort, where North and South meet for Carnatic and Hindustani dialogue.

Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri and Hindustani artiste Shuba Mudgal merged seamlessly to present a joyous music to the audience on the evening of July 9, 2011 at Mutha Venkata Subbarao Auditorium. The jugalbandi (nay, convergence) was for a noble cause in favour of Sankalp Trust.

Sankalp Trust is running a school for the children suffering from autism. Jayashri and Shuba made it a grand evening with their eloquently rich voice. Each artiste made an impact with their own genre. In the opening song “Shambo Mahadeva” (Pantuvarali), Jayashri decorated the kriti with swaras. In reply Shuba Mudgal sang “Dehi Tori Arabana” (Purya Danashri). She impressed with bhol bants. Music just flowed in an absorbing cascade.

Jayashri and Mudgal made a beautiful alap in Abheri and Bimplasi, respectively. Jayashri took up “Bhajare Manasa” and Shuba “Ja Ja Re Apne Mandirawa”. They delivered them with great felicity. Shuba, endowed with a resonating voice, made a telling impact on the audience with the effortless ease with which she handled the lyrics.

She was expressive especially when she rendered “Lavo Naiyya”, a composition of Bharthendu Harischchandra. Jayashri was not to be outdone. “Jai Gange & Tunga Tarange Lahari” was classy and bore the typical Jayashri mark on it. It was indeed a soulful rendering. The composition was set to music by tabala artiste Aneesh Pradhan. Mridangist Patri Satish Kumar and Aneesh Pradhan made the concert richer with their good support. Sudhir Nayak on the Harmonium and Violinist Embar Kannan were absorbing in their solo rendering of the raga bimplasi and abheri, respectively.

Finally, the concert came to an end with a sloka in raga Bhairavi.

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