As part of its weekly program of music, Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini is presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by Devulapalli Sirisha, on 25th August, at ABV's premises in Annamayyapuram (Hitex Road).
With musical support on the tabla and mridangam by Jayakumar Acharya and Guruprasad on the keyboard, Sirisha will start the recital with a Meluko Sringararaya in Malaya Marutham raagam, followed by Sri Varalakshmi in Sree raagam, Mangambudhi Hanumantha in Dharmavathi, Hari Naamame Kadu Ananda Karamu in Jaunpuri, Enta Matramuna and Sri Chakra Raja in Ragamalika, and Jo Atchutananda in Janjhooti ragam.
Devulapally Sirisha is the daughter of Kasibatta Seetarama Sastry, a retired S E Railway employee of Visakhapatnam, and Seetarathnam, a housewife and musician herself. Sirisha learnt music from various gurus in the port city of Vizag, like I V L N Sastry, Jaladakshi, Saraswati Vidhyarthi and Indira Kameshwari. She was also trained in Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam for five years. Opting for vocal, she continues to sharpen her music under one of the famous Hyderabad Brothers, D Seshachary.
Sirisha has been awarded the Dwaram Venkatasami Memorial Award for standing first in music at Andhra University. She has performed in many towns and cities of repute in India. She currently runs a music academy by the name Prachotan Music Academy in Yellareddyguda, teaching vocal skills to aspiring musicians.
Her 8-year-old son D L Prachotan is a prodigy in Carnatic music, and has entered the Limca Book of Records in the year 2003, for recognising 250 raagas in Carnatic music. His singing talent has been praised by many renowned musicians like Dr Mangalampalli Bala Muralikrishna, Dr S P Balasubrahmaniam and D Seshachari (of the Hyderabad Brothers).
Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini was established in 1983 by Dr Shobha Raju, the great maestro in recital of Annamacharya Sankeertanas and devoted preacher of the saint, who rendered yeoman service of spreading universal love through Annamacharya compositions. Instrumental in establishing of TTD Annamacharya Project in Tirupati, Dr Shobha Raju single-handedly revived and popularised Annamacharya keertanas. After resigning from the TTD in 1982, she has been traning several people in Annamacharya keertanas, and organising Nagara Sankeertanas, National Level Music Competitions and music concerts, through the institution.
Please contact Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini at 2311-2299, 2311-2425 for further details.