Bhubaneswar: Ghatam player Viku Vinayakram spell bound the audience of the Rajarani Music Festival on the second day evening, here on Friday. He presented Shiv Tandav and Sapta Tala on Ghatam. He was accompanied in instrument by His son V. Selvaganesh, grand sons S. Swaminathan and A. Ganeshan.
The evening opened with Odissi vocal recitals by Matruprasad Das and Himansu Sekher Swain. They rendered Kabisurya Baladev Rath’s composition Madhure Manda Manda Hoi Gandhabaha Prasarila based on raag Kamodi and taal Tripata, Benudhar’s Radhe Anaogo based on raag Nalini Gouda taal Ada Taal, and Kali Charan Patnaik’s composition Madhu Malaya Manda Bahilare on raag Basta taal Ek Taali. They were accompanied by Budhanath Swain(Mardala), Surendra Kumar Tripathy (harmonium), Amit Kumar Das(violin), and Sitakanta Jena (Manjira).
The evening was graced by Mardala player Guru Sachidanada Das, chief executive of GKCM Odissi Research Centre Dr. Sangita Gosain, and tourism department deputy director Dr.Sunil Kumar Patnaik. Dr.Vidula Ramalaxmi compared the programme.