I attended concerts of Pantula Rama and Malladi brothers last evening and found myself amidst very knowledgeable audience who were exchanging notes on their performance. For some it was the first time listening to the former which seemed to have been based on the impression conveyed by their friends who heard her. I always admired her mellifluous voice and the effortless rendering of songs immersing herself fully into them. Her husband, Mr.Murthy’s able support on the violin added to her brilliant performance.
It was the first time I was listening to Malladi brothers and their music I found appeals even to some one who is not much acquainted with the nuances of carnatic music. The duo’s voice is pleasing to the ear and so is their stage presence and etiquette. Only wished the concerts included some songs from Purandara dasa.
n.meera raghavenda rao