Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Feb 05, 2005

About Us
Contact Us
Andhra Pradesh
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment |

Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

A classical touch to Annamayya kritis

By M.L. Melly Maitreyi

HYDERABAD, FEB. 4. One has heard Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Sankirtanas, pregnant with philosophy but rendered in a popular and folk-based style.

When the kirtanas of Purandara dasa and eminent `Vaggeyakaras' could be rendered in Carnatic classical style, why can't the sankirtanas of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya, the first Vaggeyakara, be sung in the classical form? This encouraged the young Carnatic musician, Vishnu Satyanarayana, to explore compositions of Annamacharya.

Cultural academy

This urge led to the creation of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Cultural Academy to propagate Annamacharya kritis and compositions of Thyagaraja, Dikshitar, Swati Thirunal, Shyama Sastri through classical music. The academy in association with Telugu Academy South Wing will train children and adults in classical music and provide a platform to upcoming musicians.

Satyanarayana, the president of the academy also brought out his first cassette and CD of Annamacharya kritis in Carnatic classical form, which will be released on February 10.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Andhra Pradesh

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu