Aruna Sairam

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#101 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 26 Oct 2015, 09:01

The detailed q and a session in The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 792530.ece
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#102 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 10 Dec 2016, 10:22

Aruna usually has nice reviews in The Hindu. here is one more this year
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 777749.ece
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#103 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Jan 2017, 13:27

Her freshness in presenting even gregorian chant and side by side sanskrit verses.
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 993017.ece
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#104 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by thanjavooran » 19 Mar 2017, 09:13

An advice to Vidushi Aruna Sairam by my Octogenerian Guru Shri Moudhgalya.

Smt. Anuna Sairam.

Madam, As one who has been listening to Doyens
of Carnatic Music for seven decades now,
and as one who has witnessed the zenith and nadir
of many a Professional, I hasten to post this well-meaning
and time-tested advice.

I am in fact provoked to write to you
on reading a well-composed but eulogistic presentation
of your abilities and achievements by Roshne B
in The New Indian Express of 9th March.

True you have made a mark in the field of Carnatic Music.
But shuttling between cities and continents,
exerting yourself in multiple repertoires and
singing in 14 different languages, sorry to say Madam,
is a tall order and a bit too much.
And it shows in your voice.

Here is a true parallel.
Jesudoss made it big in a short duration.
His voice captivated everybody. He was much in demand.
He gave a concert many years back in Thyagaraja Vidwat Samajam,
Mylapore, near Madhava Perumal Koil.
He started well and carried the audience with him.
Midway, when elaborating Kalyani, his voice played truant.
Everybody in the audience felt his discomfiture.

Descending down the platform, he touched the feet of
Semmangudi who was present.
The Giant said to Jesudoss ."Wonderful Kutcheri.
But please do not exert your God-given Voice too much".
But the Harikatha Exponent, standing next to Semmangudi,
Mannargudi Sambasiva Bhagavathar, in typical Harkatha style said,
"Jesu, Pallu Ponal Sollu Pochu. Guard the gifted voice".

Madam, where is Jesudoss today?
Please do not exert your voice. Preserve it.
Don't go the Jesudoss way.
I wish you well.
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#105 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Oct 2017, 12:10

Writeup of Aruna on Oct,06,2017. I was witness to her trinity pallavi that i listened and reviewed here- hmmmm. She certainly has a unique voice and has emote, but can back up more with music in line with this writeup.

http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 802038.ece
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#106 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 05 Feb 2018, 13:30

Aruna collaboration write up in The Hindu dated Feb01,2018. Aruna like few other musicians and Media are diligently working with regular writeups
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 620971.ece
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#107 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 27 Apr 2018, 10:08

For artists It is so important to develop an extremely articulate personality , that personality may or may not match the musical acumen. This vidushi Aruna Sairam either writes every 2 months or some article is written about her (next to TMK) in The Hindu (Check few above posts to see the frequency).

These kind of writeups gives 2 polarized feelings : Feeling 1- May be there is also a dance which can really mix so well with Music(I do remember our govindan sir told me in person that Balasaraswati Dance is much more than music, though personally I cannot see that viewpoint ). Feeling 2- The other feeling is this musician getting into more and more drama,dance and kind of becoming less and less in Music .

Aruna Sairam = Street smartness of growing up in Uttarangam Bombay + Astuteness in really going deep to her Purvangam village Nannilam near Tiruvarur

Aruna Sairam writeup in The Hindu dated April 27th,2018

http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/d ... 681550.ece
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#108 Re: Aruna Sairam

Post by rajeshnat » 15 Jun 2018, 09:54

After April June Quota for Vidushi Aruna Sairam in The Hindu. Nice writeup , i never knew that there is training and exercise for even tongue. Good anecdotes with voice expert from germany. There is something that vidushi Aruna worked very hard in 80's and 90's that has yielded more share of rasikas ears.

http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 161550.ece
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