The Girl with the Runaway Taan
Thanks to Praveen for the link to this article:
‘Some people think that I am aggressive on stage. It is funny how they expect a girl to be timid and demure on stage,’ says Kaushiki
Kaushiki Chakaraborty Desikan is the daughter of the famous Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, who slightly unusually for a Hindustani musician, learns Carnatic music, from Dr. Balamurali Krishna. Kaushiki occasionally sings the odd Carnatic piece as well.
Here is an example of the runaway taanning:
And here she is, in a mellower mood, singing a nice bhajan. Almost like she’s swallowed a bell with a very clear tone: