Treasures from the house of Veena Dhanammal
Aishwarya Raghunath – vocal
RK Shriramkumar – violin
K Arun Prakash – mridangam
This is a story that weaves together the compositions popularised by the legendary Veena Dhanammal and her lineage of exemplary musicians. Her school was regarded and respected for some beautiful jewels that lay hidden in her treasure chest of priceless compositions rendered in their inimitable, yet often emulated bani or style.
Ranging from a rich repertoire of compositions of the Trinity to those of Subbaraya and Annaswami Shastri, the padams of Kshetragna, Sarangapani and Ghanam Krishna Iyer, various javalis in sprightly gaits, this concert portrays a selection of these gems.
Art in the form of sketches is an integral part of this story’s experience. The legend, Veena Dhanammal was recognized not only by her musical prowess but also by her iconic presence. The sketches celebrate her legendary persona!
Aishwarya Raghunath’s vocal essays are succinctly embellished by the erudite vidwans R K Shriramkumar and K Arun Prakash. This musical journey in concert form celebrates the life and glorious music of Veena Dhanammal.