Through Guddi's 'Bole Re Papi Hara' to the Meera bhajans in the movie, Vani Jairam's voice will ring sonorously across eons for its class and rare timbre. This child prodigy began at the age of 2 when she could distinguish the saptaswaras of music with ease.
She received training in carnatic music from specialized musicians. Vani's marriage to Jairam took her to Bombay - the centre of Hindi film industry. She received intensive training in hindustani music from Ustad Abdul Rehman. Nearly 18 hours of daily routine of learning and riaz, enabled Vani to assimilate the intricate techniques of Thumri, Bhajan and Ghazal singing.
Vasant Desai, who was signed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee to give music for the film Guddi recorded all the songs of the film in Vani's voice. Vani's song 'Bol Re Papi Hara' brought her five Awards including the prestigious Tansen Award.
She also became popular in the South Indian industry, singing in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam for top Music Directors like M.S. Viswanathan, K.V..Mahadevan, Vijay Bhaskar, M.K. Arjunan and Dakshinamurthy in addition to recording Malayalam songs for Salil Choudhury.
Vani received the Filmfare Award for her songs in the film Meera under the music direction of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Vani, who has recorded nearly 8,000 film songs in three decades, has always kept in touch with the live audience through her stage concerts all over the country and abroad. She has participated in all the major music festivals of India like Badri Kedar Festival, Ganga Mohatsav of Varanasi, Meera Utsav of Chittorgarh, Dover Lane Festival of Calcutta and Swami Haridas Festival of Brindavan.
Watch this lady who remains a prodigy even today, perform on the 4th of February at Jala Vihar. Entry is by invitation only.
For further details, please contact Ramalakshmi on 98483-90244.