The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA), in order to uplift and encourage the upcoming artistes, is presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by Alladi Aishwarya, on 26th April, at the mini hall of Ravindra Bharathi. Aishwarya will be accompanied by Peri Thyagaraju on the violin and Nemani Somayajulu on the mridangam.
Aishwarya is a 23-year-old upcoming vocalist of Carnatic music, and a disciple of D Raghavachari, the senior of the famous Hyderabad Brothers duo. She learnt initially from Late Malathi Padmanabha Rao, a senior AIR and TV artiste of Hyderabad. She has passed the certificate music examinations conducted by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, with first class distinction.
She has won various music competitions, including the first prize in the All-India Competition Of Music And Dance held at Hyderabad in 1996, and the Kalasagaram prize for the Dikshithar Krithis Contest in 2002 and 2003. She also had the privilege to perform a 3-hour kutcheri at the Dr. V Subramanian talent promotion concert, held at the prestigious Shri Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai, on 15th May, 2004.
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the Finance Minister of Hyderabad's Nizam and a great patron of Carnatic music. The association has since organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has provided a basic platform for upcoming artistes like U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers. It conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Govt. of AP, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact R Chakrapani at 2742-5374 / 98491-24675 or V Ramachandran at 92461-61420 for further details.