Melody is outlined as a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity. In case of vocal music, the melody is accentuated with a gifted voice which few individuals are born with. Bombay Jayashri is among the uncommon vocalists embodying erudition, pedigree, honey voice and intense manodharma. Over time, she has emerged as nightingale of Carnatic music.
India Habitat Centre and SPIC MACAY featured Bombay Jayashri on a Sunday morning live performance of Carnatic Music this previous week. Whereas Hindustani classical music has a number of ragas that are historically related to completely different occasions of the day or seasons, Carnatic music doesn’t have such a straitjacket construction.
Thus, it was a problem for Jayashri to string the pearls of her repertoire to go well with the theme. She merely and delightfully selected a standard live performance or kutchery format and offered divine music to a packed viewers of music lovers of each Carnatic and Hindustani.
Impressed by this integration, Jayashri took them by means of an internalised musical journey for 2 hours
She started her live performance with a scintillating alapana of raga Mohanakalyani adopted by Bhuvan Eshwariya, a composition of Harikeshanallur Mutayya of late 19th Century, who’s credited with greater than 400 compositions. The pentatonic scale of Mohanam and the Melakarta impact of Kalyani gave a soulful begin that set the tone and tenor for the morning.
Then adopted a deep meditative Khamas alaap that heralded Muthuswamy Deekshidar college of music which recognises this as a sampurna raga. Aptly Jayashri invoked Deekshidar kriti Santhana Gopalakrishnam in Sanskrit. This track is believed to bestow progeny and prosperity as Deekshidar himself says within the Anupallavi.
Jayashri very piously introduced out all of the hues and shades of sentiments of this track and endowed it with a garland of pristine pure swara prastharas. The piece de resistance of the morning was the gorgeous raga Mayamalavagowla, a really auspicious raga that evokes peace and divinity. Jayashri elaborated the ragas and introduced out the inside majesty to the fore in a languid method which unfold an aura of tranquillity. The entranced viewers had been served with one of the sacred compositions of Saint Thyagaraja- “Meru Samana Dheera” on Lord Rama.
The lyrics say allow us to feast our eyes on Your emerald hue and majestic gait and Jayashri portrayed all that Saint Thyagaraja visualised. The track was preceded by an excellent portrayal of the raga by the ebullient younger woman violinist Charumati Raghuraman and adopted by a crisp Tani on mridangam by Anantha R Krishnan. Each supplied embellished help in a really unobtrusive method of complete concord
Bombay Jayashri concluded by taking a couple of traces from sage Arunagirinathar track “Nada Bindu Kaladi Namo Nama” and suffixed along with her Guru Lalgudi’s Tillana. It was music from the soul for the souls