“If you bring music in your whistling, it is pleasant. If you mould it to suit a classical genre, the effort behind the presentation is appreciated,” says Carnatic whistle artiste C.N. Madhava Bhat of Sagar.

Mr. Bhat, the only serious such artiste in the State, was overwhelmed with the thundering response he received at the BTM Cultural Academy’s Aradhana Sapthaha concert at Bangalore last week. Nearly 90 minutes into his performance, which included whistling in Kalyana-Vasantha, Sindhubhairavi and Bageshri ragas, handling kritis and swara prasthara, he hadn’t taken a drop of water.

 

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Photo: C N Madhava Bhat.

Photo by: Bhagya Prakash K.

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