Source: The Hindu; Author: Gudipoodi Srihari; Photo Courtesy: Raghav S. Chakravarthy

Young Sowmya Sridhar is blessed with a melodious voice of considerable range. Her concert in Sangeetha Ksheerasagaram’s tenth annual festival put to view her dedication to the art, total conformity to Shruti and constant focus on literary content. She was accompanied by Radhika Srinivasan on violin, P.Vidyasagar on mridangam and Rahul Sundar on ghatam. Sowmya opened with ‘Ninne Bhajana Seyuvada’ in Nata of Thyagaraja preceded by brief raga alapana and interesting swarakalpana revealing good command of technical aspects including neraval presentation. Most of the numbers she presented were of Thyagaraja. She proved a fine artiste in the making, holding a bright future.

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Sowmya Sridhar. Photo: Raghav S. Chakravarthy