Published On : Tue, Jan 10th, 2017

Pt Raja Kale, daughter Amruta mesmerize at ‘Brahmanaad’

‘Brahmanaad,’a musical extravaganza presented by SCZCC on Sunday morning witnessed mesmerizing performance by father-daughter duo — Pandit Raja Kale, known for rendering both old and new Hindustani classical music, and his daughter and disciple Amruta Kale.

The chilly morning, many music lovers turned up to cherish the outstanding duet of Raja Kale and Amruta Kale. Raja Kale is an Indian vocalist, composer, and scholar of Indian classical, semi-classical, and devotional music. He is the senior most disciple of legendary vocalist Jitendra Abhisheki of Agra, Jaipur and Gwalior gharanas and is also known as a torch bearer of ‘Abhisheki gayaki’.

Raja and Amruta began their presentation with Raag Bhairav, in which they sang mesmerizing songs like ‘Fulwari phul’ and ‘Meher ki nazar kijiye’. Their voice was at once eclectic and focused on the performance. This was followed by a song in Raag Lalat, ‘Aaye param purush krupal’. Amruta matched up to her father and guru’s tunes, adding melodious touches with her voice.

“Jo riyaaz karega woh raaj karega,” said Raja Kale, inviting blessings for daughter Amruta’s musical journey. Amruta then sang solo in raag Todi, ‘Piya bina deu pran, gaaiye begun gun gaan’. Her performance received encouraging applause from the audience. Bhakti Rachna was next in line in the playlist, and the Kales sang a delightful rendition of ‘Ek sur chara char hoyo’. They ended their powerful concert with an abhang dedicated to Sant Namdev ‘Utha Panduranga’.