CITI – NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
The two main branches of Indian classical music—Hindustani and Carnatic—are similar in their fundamental approach to melodic and rhythmic organisation (raga and tala), yet they are distinct traditions; distinguishable on the basis of
some concepts, styles and forms, poetry and song repertoires, intonation, ornamentation and instrumentation. The Carnatic tradition is predominantly practised in the five southern Indian states.
Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Mentored by stalwarts like Lalgudi Jayaraman and T. R. Balamani, Jayashri Ramnath has a distinct style of her own. Her training in both Hindustani and Carnatic traditions coupled with her creativity has resulted in diverse musical experiments. Besides being a celebrated performer of Carnatic music, she has also carved a niche for herself in the eclectic genres of world music. Her innate feel for melody as well as poetry has allowed her to blossom as a remarkable composer, especially for dance productions. She is also known for her work with children, spreading awareness about music, and also using music for therapeutic purpose in autistic children.
Since the age of four, Amrit Ramnath, son and disciple of Bombay Jayashri, was privileged to be groomed in both violin and vocal music, by his mother’s mentor, Lalgudi Jayaraman. Additionally, he has also trained in Western classical music (piano and violin) and sings diverse styles of Indian music in many languages. With popular releases, such as Moon Child, Jago and Dharati Ma, today, Amrit
is an acclaimed singer, composer and producer in the field of independent music. In this recital, Jayashri and Amrit will present, individually and together, a specially curated repertoire spanning an array of forms of Indian music.
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