Kalasagaram, a cultural association based in Secunderabad, is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Aishwarya Raghavan, at the Keyes Girls High School in Secunderabad, this Sunday. The recital is part of Kalasagaram's monthly program of classical music. Aishwarya will be accompanied on the violin by Ramaraju Dinakar and Sangeeta Kalanidhi, Sangeeta Kalasagara Vellore Ramabrahmam on the mridangam.
Aishwarya Raghavan is a 20-year-old upcoming vocalist from Chennai, and is a disciple of the legendary Sangeeta Kalanidhi, Sangeeta Kalasagara and Padma Vibhushan D K Pattamal. She has performed in many leading sabhas of Chennai and other cities.
Aishwarya has been a recipient of the CCRT scholarship for six years. She has been rated as one of the top ten singers for 2001 by the V D S Arts Academy, and was selected as a young achiever by the Economic Times in 2002. She was awarded the Best Disciple award from the D K J Trust and was honoured by late Manikrishna Swamy as the best singer in 2001.
Aishwarya was also chosen as the team leader for a group of classical singers who sang the Pancharatna kritis in 24 sabhas of Chennai this year, which were telecast on the Podigai TV channel.
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are always held in the Keyes High School campus at the open-air theater. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages South-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact K Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.