Source: The Hindu; Author: Swathi; Photo Courtesy: Hindu Archives

A harmonious blend of sampradaya and creativity marked the vocal concert of Sikkil Gurucharan featured by Nadabrahma Gana Sabha at Vanaprastha in Vadavalli, Coimbatore. The greatness of the kutcheri lay on the choice of kritis — ‘Thiruvadi Charanam’ (Khambodi), ‘Chalamelara’ (Margahindolam) and ‘Karunai Deivame’ (Sindhubhairavi). A lilting tillana closed his musical agenda. Sanjeev’s violin presentation with aesthetic grace and elegance was impressive. Ananthakrishnan’s tempered mridangam accompaniment and relevant technique to suit the vocalist’s artistry was enjoyable with a vibrant thani.

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Poignant rendition: Sikkil Gurucharan. Photo: Hindu Archives