"This program is unique on CD, illustrating the art of padam by perhaps its leading contemporary practitioner. Aruna Sayeeram is a student of the late T. Brinda, the acknowledged master performer of padam.
Sound quality: superlative"
Aruna Sairam is one of the most beloved representatives of Carnatic vocal music—a style that is rooted in the devotional songs and music from the temples of South India. Acclaimed for her distinctive style and deeply moving performances, she has sold out countless concerts both in India and abroad.
Aruna is the recipient of several major Indian classical music honors, including the prestigious title of "Sangita Choodamani." Regarded as an innovator in Carnatic music, she has performed with various European and African artists, including the Gregorian chant master Dominique Vellard, with whom she performed at the Fès Festival of World Sacred Music.
Although a very unassuming program, this recording has always been a personal favorite. For one, it was one of the first Carnatic CDs to offer superlative sound, but more than that, the austerity of Aruna Sayeeram's renditions have much to offer even though she is a relatively non-senior artiste (especially at the time of this recording).T. M. McComb, medieval.org
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