Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bombay Jayashri by the beach

Tuesday night Praveen dropped in bearing gifts of two CDs of Bombay Jayashri: these are the first recordings I have of hers. Following dinner at Spice Kitchen in Alwarpet, we drove to Besant Nagar beach around 11.30 pm. Turned out there was a power outage - the area was pitch dark, and it was raining to boot. Lovely. We parked by the beach and listened to songs from her Subramanya Bharathi collection AtmA (Charsur, 1999). I particularly liked her ninnai charan aDaindEn in punnAgavarAli, notwithstanding the instrumental asampUrna vivAdi mEla interlude. And mazhai was quite delightful.

A different texture to Wednesday night: this time Tiruvanmiyur beach at midnight with UFO. Had had an exhausting day, and was generally subdued and contemplative for many reasons. varuvAi varuvAi varuvAi kaNNA and suTTum vizhi resonated the most, as we watched frothy waves dissolve into the inky blank shore.

1 comment:

mizfit said...

i dunno why but despite the fact that there are no speakers on my table and no sound except office sounds, ur posts on music brings me peace...i visualise myself sitting in My ancestral house in kearal, carnatic music floats in and i can even smell the agarbatti...i swear , i do!