Source: The Hindu; Author: Madhavi Ramkumar; Photo Courtesy: G. P. Sampath Kumar

Wind Song, a jugalbandi by acclaimed Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri and celebrated Hindustani flautist Ronu Majumdar, was the inaugural concert of the Bangalore edition of the Friday Review November Fest 2012. The packed auditorium was treated to an exquisite blend of the two systems of Indian classical music that emphasized at once their underlying similarities and their distinctness. Abhogi, the first raga chosen by the duo, was introduced through an alapana that was begun by the flautist with a series of slow, meditative phrases in the mandra sthayi.

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Jugalbandi Bombay Jayashri and Ronu Majumdar complemented and completed musical ideas seamlessly photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar