vocals meets Western instrumentation at blueFROG
Chennai-based Vedanth Bharadwaj and Bangalorea��s Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy are a musical duo with a difference. Blending Indian classical vocals with acoustic guitar strains, they have been performing together since 2010 when Bharadwaj invited Narayanaa��swamy to be a part of his second album in 2010, a collection of poems of the poet Kabir set to music, called Suno Bhai. Narayanaswamya��s soulful vocals are well complemented by Bharadwaja��s guitars. He tells us more, ahead of their concert.
Mixing classical vocals and guitar.
It seems to be one of the best
blends of sounds we enjoy. Guitar automatically creates a space of melody and rhythm on which the voice finds a beautiful space to soar.
Projects in the pipeline.
We are currently making music for a Tamil film. By next year, we will be part of a project working on Qawwali music. We are also all set to go to Germany by October to perform as part of a documentary film and installation project.
There will be a lot of peppy and energetic songs interspersed with some gentle ones. A few songs include, Vaari Jaun Re, a Malwi folk song, Magan Bhayi O Ladli, a Malwi Kabir song, Hirana, a Kabir poem composed by Pandit Kumar Gandharv, Naachre Mero Man, a peppy modern Kabir number composed by Bindhumalini and Ganga Mayi, a Kumaouni folk song.
What sets your music apart?
It is easy; it hits the heart straight and evokes various emotions. It takes one into a state of celebration or meditation. The noisy minds just settle down immediately.
Entry `1,000. Sunday, 8.30 pm. At Church Street. Details: 69999549