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September 4 @ 6:30 pm - September 7 @ 7:30 pm$25
$25 per day per person
Conducted by Vrinda Acharya
Vrinda Acharya has been recognized as one of the best Carnatic vocalists of the younger generation. Emphasis on bhava and clarity of sahitya, adherence to classical authenticity, eye for intricate nuances, wide repertoire and enthusiastic rendering of kritis are her special attributes which, coupled with a rich mellifluous voice, have groomed her into a proficient performer representing a purely classical school of music.
Initially trained under Vid. Shaila Subrahmanyam, she is presently under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalarathna Karnataka Kalashri Vid. Neela Ramgopal and is also receiving guidance from her husband Mridangam Maestro Vid. Arjun Kumar. She has a graduate degree in Commerce as well as in Sanskrit. Acharya is now training many students in music.
One of the oldest, richest music tradition Carnatic music comprises of improvised variations on a monophonic song. Beginning with a Varnam, a warm up of sorts for the musicians and is followed by a gradual development of the melody infused raga. With each exchange of the ragas and talas intermixed with kirtis and pallavi the embellishments get faster and shorter. Emphasis is on the voice to bring out the subtle nuances of gradation and composition.