The audience were enthralled with a soothing and scintillating music of Smt Smita Bellur, who started her concert at Ranjani Fine Arts on June 15, 2014 with an evening melody Raag Marwa. A thorough treatment of the raag was performed with systematic elaboration of the raag to bring out the essence of Marwa. The vilam bit composition slowly unfolded the depth of Marwa with poorvang highlighting the komal rishab and coming to sam on shadaj was very pleasing to the ears.
Smita's rendition of bool alap, interspersed with bool taans and fast paced swar taans while presenting the dhruth bandish were masterful. She continued the concert with another evening melody Raag Chayyanat with a famous madhyalay teental bandish "jhanana jhanana". Here again Smita displayed her command on both swar and layakari. It was a great listening experience to all present to hear the effortlessness of Smita's command on all the three stayees. With an equally masterful display of the taal by Shri Nissar Ahmed who accompanied her on the tabla and musically creative Shri Bharat Hegde on harmonium was a treat to the audience who listened to their her music with great joy. Starting the lighter version, Smita unfolded beautifully a bandish in Raag Mishra Shivaranjani which carried the listener to a whole different world. The usage of both Shuddha and Komal gandhar and dhaivat to express the feeling of the bandish were beautifully created.
She concluded the concert with an Akkamahadevi vachana in raag Yaman.
In all, it was a great Hindustani classical music concert that brought out the best in Smita Bellur who treated the rasikas with divine and soulful music.
- Chandramouli Rao
Date: 14th June 2014, 5pm
Venue: Sobha Lake view Club, Bengaluru
Vocal : Smt. Smita Bellur
Harmonium: Sri Bharat Hegde
Tabla: Sri. Nissar Ahmed