Experience a splendiferous study in the synchronicity of the elements of Hindusthani and Carnatic music. The veena, the Carnatic counterpart, and the sitar, the Hindustani sibling, surrender to the reknowned fingers of musicians Veena Jayanthi and Gaurav Majumdar respectively, in a once-in-a-season jugalbandi concert to be held at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan today.
Jayanthi has the blue blood, whether you are talking of her genes or her prodigious talent. Born into the famous Lalgudi family (of the Lalgudi Jayaraman, Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi fame), she is both a singer, and a player of the Veena. She has been teachng music to students from around the world for the last 12 years. A frequent performer in the US, Jayanthi conducts lectures and demonstrations along with music appreciation courses at various universities in the USA. Jayanthi's vision is to create a world class institution, that will propagate, promote and preserve carnatic music and its rich legacy, for posterity.
Gaurav Mazumdar is the disciple of none other than Pandit Ravi Shanker, the grandmaster of sitar himself. This maestro seems to be going the way of a kingpin himself, given some of the credits he has to his name already. From being the first Indian to have performed at the Vatican, to having collaborated with a string of artists (Hindustani, Carnatic, western), he has done it all. He composes and teaches music and has attained considerable global acclaim already.
So if you are still not convinced this event is going to make one hell of a bang, well, you haven't read the text above properly. Be there to witness the fireworks, cheer the duo, and demand an encore.
For further details, please contact R. Chakrapani, Secy., South Indian Cultural Association at 98491-24675/ 2742-5374 / 2323-7918.