This is a special recording of a Kalki song by Carnatic musician Sangeetha Sivakumar in connection with the publishing of the English translation of Kalki Krishnamurthy’s biography.
Sangeetha Sivakumar is a senior Carnatic musician, with more than thirty years of concert performances across the globe. Her music is known for its crispness, clarity of thought, and presentation. For the past decade or more, Sangeetha sees her roles as a vocalist and educator as being only manifestations of her central belief that Carnatic music belongs to the larger societal canvas. Whether she is on the proscenium stage singing or talking to young minds in schools, she shares the art with the heart of a dreamer, the mind of a scholar, and the spirit of an activist.
The Kalki Biography project is delighted that she has not only recorded the song – originally rendered by MS Subbulakshmi in the film “Meera” in 1944, but also shared a personal experience in this context. Thank you, Sangeetha for this treat!