Devotion in the air
Music for soul:Pandit Venkatesh Kumar performing in Mangalore.— Photo: H.S. Manjunath
Sunday turned out to be a day for music lovers to enjoy fine rendition of some devotional music. While Pandit Venkatesh Kumar kept the audience spellbound with his soulful presentation in the morning at Kadri Park, youngsters Jayateerth Mevundi and Anand Bhate, gave a spiritual performance in the evening at Venkataramana Temple.
Pt. Venkatesh Kumar began the concert around 6 a.m. He started with Ae More Ghar Aaye Piya in Raag Lalat. This was followed by Pt. Kumar’s fine combination of Aa Kar Taan and Sargam. This was also seen in presentation of composition Balam Aaye … in Dhrut rendition, which was followed by composition Ang Ang Murali Sunoon the feeling of women in Brindavan when Lord Krishna plays flute.
He then rendered Sakal Jagat Kot Paida Karan … followed by Nayana Barase More … in Raag Alaya Bilaval. Pt. Kumar presentation had good support from Narendra Nayak on harmonium, Dinesh Shenoy on tabla, Anand Patil and Nagakiran Nayak on tanpuras. Pt. Kumar then presented reformer Basavanna’s composition Swami Neenu Shaswata Neenu . He ended his concert with Purandara Dasa’s composition Sharanu Sakloddahara Asura Kula Samhara…