Thursday , June 1 2023

Israelis get the taste of carnatic music, singer Aruna gets ovations


High on Bhava, Bhakti and Classicism, the most important vocalist of Carnatic music, Aruna Sairam, in the morning, he erected a packed auditorium, drawing applause after each rage and ovation, which lasts several minutes after the end of his two-hour concert.

The main auditorium in the Jerusalem theater, hosted by the annual Oud Festival, was fully packed with Indian enthusiasts in Israel who for the first time witnessed the performances of Carnatic music.

The evening began with the singing of the renowned compositions Triniti of Carnatic music – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Tiagraja and Shiama Shastri – but while Sairam began his famous improvisation ability with his art form using various Indian traditions that enriched carnatic music, the audience can be seen as sharp performance intensity.

To the surprise of the Israelites, Sairam also gave The Song of the Herbs, the famous Hebrew song written by Rabbi Nachman and sang Naomi Shemer, hailed as the first lady of poetry and poetry in Israel, the carnival turning draws huge applause.

Her Abhanga, dedicated to Lord Vitthala, also attracted fans from the crowd.

Sairam introduced the famous indologist, prof. David Shulman, as "the true star of the tradition of Carnatic music" and has managed to conquer a lot of hearts in Israel not only for himself, but also for the music he performs.

Several people in the audience talked about "another musical form" that had no exposure so far.

Indian ambassador to Israel Pavan Kapoor promised the audience to bring various forms of Indian culture to Israel, and also announced preparations for the Festival of India in Israel.

"We have made a direct flight between Delhi and Tel Aviv for Israelis to go and experience India. For those who are still not able, we will continue to bring different aspects of our tradition here for them," Kapoor said with a lighter vein.

Sairam was followed by R K Shriramkumar on the violin, J Vaidianathan at Mridangam and S V Ramani in Ghatam, a percussion instrument used in Carnatic music.

Several prominent Indian musicians participated in the annual Oud festival in Jerusalem at the age of 19.

This year the festival is held with emphasis on the stands of great artists and ancient music traditions.

(This story is not edited by Business Standard staff and is automatically generated from syndicated feeds.)

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