Source: The Hindu; Author: S. Sivakumar

Modern practitioners of the duet-tradition, Priya Sisters, presented the inaugural concert at Rama Baktha Jana Sabha. Haripriya and Shanmughapriya carried forward their concert without curtailing each other’s freedom and without being overly competitive in their endeavours. They began with ‘Mathe Malayadwaja Pandya,’ a Dharu varnam in Khamas (Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar) that affords plenty of scope for alternative singing when handled by a duo. Two kritis of Tyagaraja followed – ‘Bhuvinidhasudane’ (Sriranjani) and ‘Evvare’ (Gangeyabhushani).

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In tandem: Priya Sisters.