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Musical Deluge!

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Having a universal appeal, music transcends boundaries and genres.  Music is the rhythm of the soul, it is simply divine. It has the power to transport you to a paradise of rhythmic symphony.

This is exactly what happened when we attended a music concert organised by Banyan Tree called Barkha Ritu in my city a couple of days back. This festival celebrates the moods of the monsoon with the magic of music.

The first part was a Jugalbandi by flautists Rakesh Chaurasia and Shashank Subramanyam. The eclectic blend of North Indian classical and Carnatic styles were a treat to the ears. The perfect movement of fingers and breath produced magical tunes. As with the rains, the music cascaded from the gentle teasing, to a melodious flow and finally the tempo reaching the crescendo with the rollicking beats, it was ethereal! The accompanying artists on Tabla and Mridangam ably supported the maestros.

The next session was classical vocal by renowned singer Kuashiki Chakraborty.

What an amazing voice she is blessed with! Her range and mastery over the Raag left us spellbound. With each line, she cajoled, flirted, romanced and finally drowned in the ecstasy of the song. Her understanding of the finer nuances of the style was simply exemplary. The audience reveled in a musical trance. The program concluded with a thunderous standing ovation.

The three hours passed before we realised. The flawless rendition left us all craving for more. We left the hall soaking in the musical deluge.

 

Raag – Melodic mode in Indian classical music having a prescribed format

Jugalbandi – Performance that features a duet of two solo musicians

 

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29 comments on “Musical Deluge!

  1. underthepeepal
    July 9, 2017

    Wow!! What a wonderful coincidence! I was listening to a Kuashiki Chakraborty concert on my laptop when I started reading your post…Imagine my surprise when you mentioned her! I truly admire her…like you said, she is a singer with a divine voice, talent and skill…I would love to listen to her live one day.
    Thank you for sharing your experience.😊

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  2. Flashing Thought
    July 9, 2017

    I got soaking wet in the deluge of your “Musical” words.
    Waiting to hear Kaushiki the blessed one.
    I often wonder if she was a singer in Lord Indra”s court in her previous incarnation..

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 9, 2017

      Thank you so much. Don’t know about her previous incarnation but in this life she sure has the blessings of Maa Saraswati!

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  3. swalia
    July 9, 2017

    Seems like you had a great time!

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  4. Divya Deepak Rao
    July 9, 2017

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time drenching in the music. You’ve describe it so well…many miles away,your words let me imagine your beautiful experience!

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  5. DeepikasRamblings
    July 9, 2017

    Well conveyed radhika. I could feel the musical crescendo in your writing.👍

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  6. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 9, 2017

    It must have been a wonderful experience.

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  7. balroop2013
    July 9, 2017

    Music, monsoon and musing…a perfect combination…a soothing and spiritual sojourn! 🙂 Wow! I just created a haiku, quite unconsciously! Thanks for the inspiration Radhika.

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  8. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    July 10, 2017

    Seems you have a great time, listening Kaushiki Chakraborty is always amazing and you have experienced it in the hall…wish i could have attend this.

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 10, 2017

      Yes, it was a well spent evening in the lap of music. Do attend her concert Jyotirmoy when you get an opportunity. It’s out of this world feeling 😊

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  9. thewritewomanblog
    July 10, 2017

    Music and the monsoons, reminds me of Tansen and the book my son read about him. What a lovely evening it must have been. Never been to a musical concert and definitely not to something as spectacular as this one. The beautiful evening has been well portrayed in your write up, Radhika.

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  10. Our Mixed Box
    July 10, 2017

    🎈beautiful🎈

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  11. mywords331
    July 10, 2017

    The title of this post is very fetching. Music is really enchanting. It takes us to some other world , and we feel heavenly. You have had your best time enjoying this musical deluge.

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  12. Thewellness.blog
    July 10, 2017

    The musical maestro’s at their very best. Must have been a treat to the senses and the mind.

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