Ranjani Gayatri

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vpadmana
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Post by vpadmana » 04 Feb 2009, 00:38

One of the leading performers today of Carnatic Vocal. Their voices & strengths compliment each other perfectly. Excellent pAdAntharam and shruti suddham. After MSS, it's R-G that come close to perfection in terms of voice modulation.

Having had training both in Carnatic as well as Hindustani AND on the violin (they started out as violinists), their music is very well rounded and each concert is a wonderful experience for the rasikA.

Comments and insights are welcome!
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Post by Shivadasan » 07 Feb 2009, 07:31

The full credit goes to their father Balasubramaniam. He had been grooming them from their childhood, sacrificing all his other interests. He deserves recognition for giving us such good artists.
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Post by vpadmana » 13 Feb 2009, 01:28

I think that the Hindustani training helps very much in maintaining the shruti suddham. There is and always has been greater emphasis on that in that style of music. It is something that I think all Carnatic musicians ought to study for a year or two.

The reverse is also good for Hindustani musicians who could no doubt benefit from the emphasis on advanced Talam, Bhavam and Sahityam.
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Post by subhiksha rangarajan » 01 Mar 2009, 00:35

big fan of Smt.Ranjini-Gayathri duo..
My sincere prayers and very best wishes for their musical career..
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Post by rajeshnat » 06 Mar 2009, 10:24

Their viruththam is surely their usp .

I have heard the following, infact the viruththam that is mentioned in the article , I heard it in my first concert of theirs in 2004 at RA puram vinayakar temple.Usually gAyatri takes the first and third rAgamAliga with ranjani taking the second. Especially gAyatri taking off with the first is simply brilliant (supersonic tarasthayi lift ).
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/03/06/stor ... 190200.htm

Heard the following viruththams in the last few years:

# Viruttam (Soolam Piditha Ema Paasam Suzhatri) - Kambodhi + Amirthavarshini + Sindhu Bhairavi

# Viruttam "Naadum Nagaramum THedi thirindhu siva peruman enru paadum" - Bilahari + Suddadhanyasi + Sindhu Bhairavi

# viruththam "ullagellAm UNarNdhu ODarkku ariyavan" - Arabi
+ "thirunAma anjezhuthum" - sAveri + "thirunAma anjezhuthum" - kamAs - thevAram

They are one of the finest singers in viruththam ;). Few viruththams are tuned by their dad shri balasubramaniam
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Post by rajeshnat » 06 Mar 2009, 10:30

Having said above with their viruththam which is like a 3(no of ragas) X 100 relay ,I wish one of the days when I attend their concert they have to go for 6 or 7(no of ragas) X 100 relay and preferably end not in sindhubhairavi(all musicians generally never take a raga after sindhubhairavi ;)) on that day.
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Post by rshankar » 07 Mar 2009, 01:15

rajeshnat wrote:Few viruththams are tuned by their dad shri balasubramaniam
I may be wrong, but I think he even composes (not just the music) some of the viruttams they sing (I call them 'designer' viruttams, because of the incomparable/asAdya poruttam of the viruttam to the song that follows! :))
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Post by mohan » 07 Mar 2009, 04:34

Ranjani and Gayatri are currently on tour in Australia.
Some concert details at www.pallavi.org and
www.cmcmelbourne.org.au
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#9 Re: Ranjani - Gayatri

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#10 Ranjani Gayatri

Post by venkatakailasam » 27 Oct 2012, 07:07

Thanks to rajashnat.....
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#11 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by rajeshnat » 27 Oct 2012, 10:31

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#12 Re: Ranjani - Gayatri

Post by venkatakailasam » 27 Oct 2012, 12:45

Here is a link where Gayatri playes violin to Sanjay Subramaniam...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbEqOra8 ... ture=g-u-u
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#13 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by rajeshnat » 18 Jan 2013, 21:06

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#14 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

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#15 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by devan » 03 Feb 2013, 13:02

Their father name is Balumani and not Balasubramaniam.
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#16 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by cienu » 03 Feb 2013, 14:55

devan wrote:Their father name is Balumani and not Balasubramaniam.
The website of Ranjani Gayatri mentions the name of their father as Shri N Balasubramanian.It is possible that the other name that you mention may be a "Nick" name or pet name. ;)
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#17 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 04 Feb 2013, 15:12

Balumani is his pet name in Mumbai circles. The late T.S.Krishnaswamy was one of the Best Teachers in Mumbai.
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#18 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by RaviSri » 05 Feb 2013, 11:06

MKR and others, Balamani (bAlAmaNi) and not Balumani is his pet name. Knew him since I was a child in Matunga. He lived in Panch Building near the King's Circle.
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#19 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by narayan » 05 Feb 2013, 22:52

RaviSri, we know him as Balumani! He may be many names to many people, certainly versatile enough for that. But I know quite a few people who know him as Balumani. No ambiguity about the person himself, though. King's Circle, Ranjani Gayatri's father.
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#20 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by TheSeeker » 30 Mar 2013, 14:29

Very articulate too. Would they be media trained?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsFuJTqgIk
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#21 Re: Ranjani Gayatri

Post by vsamart » 18 Sep 2013, 11:14

My ultimate favorites! The most beautiful thing about their music is how their individually different voices come together to make one sound! Truly fabulous.
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#22 RaGa interview

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#23 Re: RaGa interview

Post by arasi » 15 Jan 2016, 09:21

A very good interview. They make nice sisters and a nice pair of vidushis--and are articulate.

Wondered about their saying how an abhang is more difficult to learn than a padam. May be so, but to 'sing' a padam as every word in it gets ideally emoted is a tougher task, I would think :)
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#24 Re: RaGa interview

Post by rshankar » 15 Jan 2016, 10:28

Arasi,
The sisters are very articulate and intelligent young women, but I think that this interview did not do them any justice because the questions were, IMO, rather pedestrian....
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