Stunning Classical Vocal Forms of North India
Friday, April 30 2010, WMC

The rise and fall of her voice floats over you like a warm breath against bare skin. She is Shweta Jhaveri. The title of her recording Prabandh: Classical vocal forms of North India might not transport you to the respite of cooling, deep waters or the serenity of sheltered shaded gardens but the promise of her lovely voice will certainly take you there.

A collection of Hindustani khayals, a dhrupad and a handful of other traditional Indian compositions as well as a few of her own compositions, Shweta once again wows fans with her artful vocals. Ms.Jhaveri is joined by a pair of backing vocals on the "stunning sargam" one of her own raga compositions.

Warm, rich, honeyed vocals. The entirety of Prabandh is outstanding, with the graceful Dhrupad, sparkling gems like Chatarang, Thumri and Tarana sprinkled throughout.

(sargam : created in raga KrishnaBhairavi)
(excerpts from the review)