At the opening act of Samarpana 2015, songstress Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam is set to enthrall music lovers in Singapore in a unique collaboration with Odissi exponent Sujata Mohapatra
8/12/2015 4:11:35 PM
|written By : Staff Reporter|
Sweet’ may be an inadequate term to describe her voice. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam’s voice is so mellifluous that she has sung for all the top music directors from Laxmikant Pyarelal to R D Burman and A R Rahman straddling across classical to light songs quite effortlessly. And now with husband and violin virtuoso, L Subramaniam, she is expanding her artistic range, especially fusion music.
This August, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam is set to perform in Singapore in a unique jugalbandi with Odissi classical dancer Sujata Mohapatra as part of Samarpana 2015.
In an exclusive interview, she talks about her collaboration with Sujata Mohapatra and her latest musical pursuits.
India Se: You are performing at the opening of Samarpana that has a very unique concept of combining classical music with Odissi dance. Tell us a little about the concept and idea?
Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam: The Samarpana concert happening at the Esplanade Singapore is quite an unusual concert in the sense that after performing solo there’ll be collaboration with Odissi dancer Sujata Mahopatra. I sang for Sonal Mansingh a few years ago for a festival where she danced and also at my husband’s festival, where I had performed one song for Pandit Birju Maharaj and he (renowned violinist L Subramaniam) accompanied me. Apart from that, this is the first time we’re doing a jugalbandi like this in Singapore and I look forward to it. I think it’s a wonderful idea and I’m surely going to enjoy it. I hope the audience will too.