Source: nh7.in & bombayjayashri.com; Author: Deborah Cornelious; Photo Courtesy: nh7.in

Bombay Jayashri, as she is more popularly known – her prefix is a Chennai practice of identifying musicians – was raised in Chembur, Mumbai. As a child, Jayashri has said she wasn’t allowed to read books. According to her mother, they were a distraction and all of her efforts had to be dedicated to one vocation, singing. “I always loved to sing, [but] like any child I didn’t like the rigour and discipline that I was forced into.” And as time passed, the then-teenaged singer became one of 25 singers from all over Mumbai that comprised the band Seven Colours, who performed everything from Asha Bhosle to Mehdi Hassan. But Carnatic music, at this point, wasn’t Jayashri’s world. As with many great musicians, it was one live performance that changed her life; when she saw her future guru, violinist Lalgudi G Jayaraman play at Chembur Fine Arts, Jayashri knew she had found her calling.

Date: 20th October
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, Newyork

Date: 26th October
Time: 5 pm
Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose

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