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A message of tranquility
CHENNAI, December 21: A sense of calmness and an intense desire for perfection marked her concert for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on the evening of December 21, 2016. In the end, Bombay Jayashri managed to spread tranquility across. Like a cool skipper, she went about her concert religiously in a no-frill manner. Her expansive Saveri alap was sprinkled with impeccable swara formations as she sang “Parasakthi”, a Shyama Sastri composition. Her RTPs are an ever favourite choice of the audience. The RTP (Ragam, Tanam and Pallavi) this time around was crisp, sweet and elegant. Bhavani was the raga chosen and she beautified the RTP with popular ragas such as Dvijavati and Valachi. The pallavi line - “Inba Vaniyai Saran Puguven Yazai Nyanam Serkum”’ – was pretty catchy. Tiruppavai pasuram of Andal “Ambarame Tannere” in Yamuna Kalyani bore Jayashri’s distinct singing style and melody. Andal describes Trivikrama Avatar in this stanza. Jayashri briefly made a foray into Varanam Ayiram of Andal from Nachiyar Tirumozhi. It was an impressive singing. Arunachalaraya Kavi kriti in Suruti “Kana Vendum Laksham Kannkal Seetha Deviyai” has some lilting Tamil lyrics. Jayashri’s rendition of this piece was melodious and struck a positive chord on the audience.

Right from time she started the concert with “Brocheva” (Sriranjani) and moved into Sri Sankara Guru (Nagasvarali) and other pieces subsequently, Jayashri kept the listeners in a controlled trance. She concluded the concert with a Karnaranjani tillana of Lalgudi Jayaraman. H. N.Bhaskar on violin, Manoj Shiva on mridangam and K.V. Gopalakrishnan on Kanjira stayed put on the course laid out by Jayashri. A well spent evening fetched the listeners a feeling of quiet peace in return.

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