A promising start
Students of Kalabharati School of Fine Arts show their potential.
Pupils of the music wing of Kalabharathi School of Fine Arts, run by Visakha Music and Dance Academy, rendered short recitals recently.
Several youngsters below 10 years of age who have been learning vocal music from Vani Swayamprabha Devi rendered Sri Saraswathi (Manji), Neepaadamule (Saveri) and Charanamule Nammithi of Ramadas in reasonably good alignment with sruthi and laya . Similarly, another batch of children rendering O Rama (Aarabhi) and Kondalalonelakonna (Hindolam) delighted all in the auditorium.
Interspersed in between were two batches of senior students of G. Sarada Subrahmanyam (noted vocalist) and a batch of homemakers.
The first batch of about 10 students rendered Girirajasutha Tanaya (Bangala), Brochevarevarura (Sriranjani) and Narayanaachyutha (Mayamalavagoula). The second batch rendered Tulasidalamula (Mayamalavagoula), Guruleka (Gourimanohari), Purandaradasa’s Pillangroviyu (Mohana) and Ramadasa’s Entapanichesitivi Rama (Naadanamakriya) individually and together, with aplomb .
Devi, Kanakalatha, Devi Rama, Janakiramam, Lakshmi, Sarada, Bhanumathi and Ramalakshmi sang Tulasamma (Devagandhari), Tallidandrulu (Balahamsa), Lambodhara (Kambhoji) and Madhava (Kuranji) with similar fervour.
The highlight of the evening was the Layavinyasam executed effectively by the students of mridangam class M. Kamesh, G.V.S. Sairam and V. Jayadev Sarma, under the guidance of their teacher G. Venaktarao. They also individually lent good support on mridangam to the various batches of vocal students along with Annapurna on violin.
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