What does a song titled "Chirunavvunu Palikinche Swarakalpana" sound like to you? Wrong - it's a ghazal. They'll prove it here.
Kala Ravali is organising the Sankranthi Bhakti Sangeetotsav from 9th to 11th January, at the open auditorium of City Central Library in Chikkadpally. Today, the 3rd day, Tirumala Devi will present some songs popular on the radio, like Telugu ghazals and Ravindra Sangeet, as below:
Vani Sharvani Veenapani Pustakadharini
Ee Bharata Bhoomi Mee Develayam
Emani Poojinthu Swamy
Vedamla Godavari Pravahistondhi
Desamu Meerai Tejamu Meerai
Bhuvaneshwara, Chedimpumu Bandanamulu - Ravindra Sangeet
Govindam Bhaja Govindam Bhaja
Chirunavvunu Palikinche Swarakalpana - Ghazal
Velichinchu Shanti Deepam
Keshava Govinda Madhava Ani, and many more
Tirumala Devi will be supported by Satyadev on the keyboard and Vidyasagar on the mridangam.
Tirumala Devi worked as a scientist at the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) for a period of 16 years. Inspite of her work obligations, she gained a very good knowledge in music, be it Carnatic vocal, light music or Hindustani classical. She learnt Carnatic music from Padmavibhushan Dr M Balamurali Krishna and D V Mohan Krishna, light music from M Chittaranjan, and Hindustani classical from Ram Subbamma. She has a P G Diploma in Light Music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and is currently doing her 2nd year in music studies from Madras University.
She has given over 200 concerts at many temples including in Mantralayam, Srisailam, Nandigama, TTD Hyderabad, Vargal, Chilukur, Keesara, Vemulavada, Sanghinagar, Indalvai, Satyasala and Yadagirigutta. She is a recepient of the National Merit Scholarship for P G Academic Excellence, and has won several prizes in light music.
Kala Ravali was started in 1997 by S Sai Kumar, who is a renowned TV and theater artiste for the last 29 years. He has worked for Yuvakalavahini since 1982, performing for various theater plays with another eminent artiste Y K Nageshwar Rao. Along with Nageswara Rao, he has acted in some very popular plays like Vivekananda, Subash Chandra Bose and Gautham Buddha.
He has the sole distinction of receiving an appreciation certificate from the Government of India for raising Rs. 1 lakh for the Southern Command, AOC Centre, towards the Kargil Martyrs Fund, by organising grand music concerts at Ravindra Bharati. The cultural association has felicitated various theater and literary personalities.
For further details, please contact Sai Kumar at 2381-5320/98669-90351.