‘If music be the food of love, play on!’ said Shakespeare. As always, the Bangalore Literature Festival serves a rich cultural and musical fare in the evenings. This year two stellar musicians will regale you with their soulful music—on 26th September 2014 evening, Oscar Award nominated Carnatic musician Smt Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and on 27th September 2014, renowned Hindustani musician Smt Shubha Mudgal.
Be there to witness the magic !
A Carnatic music vocalist and music composer, Bombay Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of violin maestro Lalgudi G Jayaraman and T R Balamani. She wrote and sang Pi’s Lullaby – for Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi – which was nominated for the 2013 Oscars in the Best Original Song category. She has also composed music for films like Verukku Neer and Kerala Cafe. Her awards include the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for best female playback singer, the Nada Ratna award and many others.
A singer of Hindustani classical music, Shubha Mudgal also sings khayal, thumri, dadra, pop and fusion. She bagged the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Direction for Amrit Beej in 1996, the Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music for her music in the film Dance of the Wind at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1998, and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2000.