Carnatic vocalists twin sisters Adwaitha Rajkumar and Adheetha Rajkumar to perform in Delhi on December 2, 2018
Palakulangara Sisters, the Carnatic singing sensations Adwaitha Rajkumar and Adheetha Rajkumar to give two concerts in Delhi on December 2, 2018
After giving 100 stage performances, the Carnatic singing sensations, the identical twins, Adhwaitha Rajkumar and Adheetha Rajkumar, from Kerala are going national, as they are giving a concert at Sree Narayana Kendra in Dwarka at 10.30 AM and 7.30 PM they will perform at Mayapuri as part of Subash Nagar Aiyappa Pooja Samithi’s 31st Anniversary at the Mayapuri Press Colony Ground as well. The singing duo is accompanied by their mentor, Aayadi Anilkumar Madhavam.
Except eyebrows, it is rather difficult to place these identical twins, Adwaitha Rajkumar and Adheetha Rajkumar, the Carnatic vocalists hailing from Shasthamkotta in Kollam district of Kerala. Known as Kunjaatta and Painkili, these sisters have created a record of sorts in rendering Carnatic musical compositions across the State.
These singing sensations are getting musical lessons from renowned musician Anayadi Anilkumar for years now. These lovely twin sisters are giving Carnatic concerts all across Kerala are also known as Palakulangara Sisters. It is a flabbergasting experience, when we see the duo rendering complex Carnatic compositions with much ease, as if they are seasoned veterans. Along with Carnatic compositions, the singing sensations also render semi-classical songs, spiritual songs and drama songs as well. The speciality of these sisters are that they have the ability to sense the mood of the audience and alter their rendition style accordingly.
Rajkumar, the father of Kunjaatta and Painkili and his spouse are giving them all kinds of encouragements to these girls. An employee of electricity board, Rajkumar promotes her daughters through social media websites such as Facebook untiringly. These kids have huge fan following, although they do have only their father’s FB account. Probably, Adwaitha and Adheetha must be the busiest artists in Kerala, giving concerts on more than hundred stages!
It is a sad paradox that the talent of these twin sisters have not received the kind of attention they should be getting, for such is their repertoire of talent. It is the society’s collective responsibility to encourage the young siblings. The major point that we should drive home is the fact that at a time even men find it difficult to sustain in the Carnatic music horizon that these little siblings are striving hard to establish their credentials by sheer hard work and discipline.
Juggling between their studies, managing to give more than 100 concerts is not a mean achievement. These prodigies should be encouraged by giving them more opportunities and exposure. It is also the need for the cultural development of our State. I started the new website, http//www.theindian.news, with the aim of being totally different from the rest of the run of the mill kind of news providers. The website should help budding talents like Kunjaatta and Painkili, for instance and other such talents in all fields and bring them to the public realm. Along with news, the main focus will be on human interest stories and precisely for that reason, I chose the siblings as the very first report that is going live. On behalf of The Indian.News and the team, I wish Adwaitha and Adheetha all success. If any of our readers want to reach out to Kunjaatta and Painkili, you can contact their father, Rajkumar: 9497175363.