#darbarfestival | Jayanthi Kumaresh’s gently electrified saraswati veena is an historical instrument, however produces a strikingly guitaristic tone, main a dual-drum lineup on Shanmukhapriya.
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Jayanthi Kumaresh’s saraswati veena is an historical instrument, named after the Hindu goddess of arts and studying. However her gently electrified model produces a strikingly guitaristic tone, igniting Carnatic classical melodies with sweeping bends. She began enjoying aged three, and discovered beneath her mom Lalgudi Rajalakshmi, earlier than leaving residence aged 13 to review together with her aunt Padmavathy Ananthagopalan. She additionally acquired instruction from her great-uncle, violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman, and famous veenai S Balachander.
A number of years later she grew to become one of many youngest artists to obtain an All India Radio ‘A’ grading, earned a doctorate in veena historical past, and based the Indian Nationwide Orchestra, uniting musicians from India’s classical traditions in a big ensemble. On latest recordings she has experimented with recording seven layers of veena on prime of one another, and continues to jot down for dance and movie. Take heed to Jayanthi right here:
-Shanmukhapriya (Alapana) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf5vkqIg0Fg
-Kapi (Alapana) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWx9xRlhJD8
-Simhendramadhyamam | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBAZzPZE5Pk
Shanmukhapriya’s ominous melodic construction is usually related to Murugan, the god of battle, and Shiva, the destroyer. It’s a sampoorna [seven-note] ragam, ascending and descending symmetrically as SR₂G₂M₂PD₁N₂S. There’s a broad interval bounce between Ri and Gi, and its distinctive form has been broadly used for music composition for hundreds of years.
Recorded for Darbar Pageant 2013, at London’s Southbank Centre
-Jayanthi Kumaresh (saraswati veena)
-Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam)
-RN Prakash (ghatam)
-Mithila Sarma (tanpura)
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