File photo of Bombay Jayashree and Vasanthalaxmi Narasimhachari.
Carnatic singer Bombay Jayashree has been selected for the Sangeet Kalanidhi Award for 2023 of the Music Academy. The Nritya Kalanidhi award for dance will be given to Vasanthalaxmi Narasimhachari.
Academy President N. “The Executive Committee of the Sangeet Akademi, in its meeting on March 19, 2023, unanimously decided to confer the award,” Murali said.
talking to Hindu From London, Ms. Jayashree attributes her success in her career and awards to her guru, the late violinist Lalgudi G. Gave Jayaraman’s blessings. Acknowledging the support and encouragement of his parents and family, he said, “He was my mentor, it was a blessing in itself”.
The message about the award was given to him by Mr. Murali in London and he thanked the Sangeet Akademi.
Ms. Jayashree also thanked the co-composers who will be accompanying her for the concert, “The music was a concerted effort and we made music together.” “I am also grateful to the followers of my music,” she added.
Initially under his parents and later under TR Balamani and Lalgudi G. Trained under Jayaraman, Ms. Jayashree is a Veena player, dancer and is also trained in Hindustani music.
“She is known for her melodious and meditative style of singing and has been recognized by the Padma Shri from the Government of India. She is also giving music training to underprivileged children and contributing to social causes through her art,” Mr. Murali said.
His melodious voice earned him a place in Tamil film music. She first sang a duet with Malaysia Vasudevan in the film ‘Natpu’ to the music of Ilaiyaraaja. ‘Kavinaiyi Andhum Kalaivaniye’ is a memorable song in ‘Vietnam Colony’ along with ‘Ninnai Sarnadanthen’ in the movie ‘Bharti’. Ilaiyaraaja is the music director for both the films. Another famous duet with Unnikrishnan is ‘Narumugaiye Narumugaiye’ for the film ‘Iruvar’ in the music of AR Rahman.
Vasanthalaxmi Narasimhachari excels in both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. “He is also a talented linguist, lyricist and a skilled nattuvanar. He learned Veena from Kamala Ashwatthama and Adyar K. Lakshmanan and her late husband MV Narasimhachari, with whom she paired in several performances,” said the press release from the academy.
The Sangeetha Kala Acharya Award is given to Carnatic vocalist Palkulangara Ambika Devi from Kerala and mridangam maestro KS Kalidas, a student of the late Palani M. Subramania Pillai.
Renowned Thavil player and teacher Thirunageswaram has been selected for the TTK award. Another musician to receive the award is Sargunnath Odhuvar of Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore.
Musician Award Arilam S. Padmanabhan, who is doing research in classical music, dance, theatre, folk music and classical Tamil literature.
Shri Murali said that the nominees for the Sangeetha Kalanidhi Award will preside over the Academic Sessions of the 97th Annual Convention and Music Programs of the Music Academy from December 15, 2023 to January 1, 2024. The awards will be conferred on them on January 1, 2024. Sadas day.
Nritya Kalanidhi recipients will receive the award on January 3 at the inauguration of the 17th Annual Dance Festival.