Shilparamam is presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by Devulapalli Sirisha, this Sunday, as part of its weekly program of classical music. Sirisha's recital will be supported by Shiva on the violin and Srinivas on the mridangam.
On the occasion of Guru Poornima, today's recital is being dedicated to the sangeetha vaggeyakaras of Carnatic music, and accordingly, Sirisha will be singing some keertanas of these music legends. Starting with the traditional Siddhi Vinayakam in Mohana Kalyani raagam, she will move on to Muthuswamy Dikshithar's Saraswati Vidhiyuti in Hindola raagam, Thyagaraja's Guruleka Yetuvanti in Gouri Manohari, Shyama Sastry's Parvati Ninnu Ne in Kalgada raagam, Ramadas's Idigo Bhadradri in Varali raagam, Dr Mangalampalli's Raja Raja Guru Raja Raghavendra in Janjhooti raagam and many more.
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 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 students of music.
Her 8-year-old son D L Prachotan is a prodigy in Carnatic music, and has entered the Limca Book of Records for recognising 200 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).
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.