Nayika by AkshayaTucker published on 2017-05-05T19:26:42Z Feat. Karen Baumgartner, flute, Nick Brown, clarinet/bass clarinet, Priya Raman, vocals and manjira, Shankar Tucker, ganjira. Composed, recorded and mixed by Akshaya Avril Tucker for the "Ears, Eyes + Feet" 2017 performance at the University of Texas Austin, with choreography by Priya Raman (and danced by Priya Raman and Akshaya Avril Tucker, with media and lighting by Alex Hanna). This piece is based on "Vaasakasajja" and "Abhisarika," two heroines of the poetry of Kesavadasa: The woman who awaits her lover, and the woman who fearlessly walks through a storm to meet him. The melodies are based on Ragas Hamir Kalyani and Mishra Piloo.