South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is organising a 2-day Annamacharya Sangeetotsavam
on 27th and 28th January at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
Duddu Radhika will be rendering a few Annamacharya keertanas on the inaugural day.
Duddu Radhika learnt music initially from Saraswati Vidyardhini, and later took guidance from Indira Kameshwara Rao in Vizag. Currently, she is undergoing advanced training under D Raghavachary, one of the Hyderabad Brothers. She is a B-high graded artiste of the All-India Radio, and has participated in various music concerts in Chennai, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Bilaspur and Hyderabad. She won a gold medal while pursuing M A in music at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and the Young Talent Merit scholarship from CCRT, Government of India.
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the then Finance Minister of Hyderabad's Nizam, and a patron of Carnatic music. The association has, since then, organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has provided a basic platform for upcoming artistes that include U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers.
SICA conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr. S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Government Of Andhra Pradesh, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
Entry is by donor passes of Rs. 100 / Rs. 50 / Rs. 30 per head. Please contact R Chakrapani, Secretary of SICA, at 98491-24675 for further details.