The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is organizing a Carnatic vocal concert by Karthika Anaga Devarakonda, on 6th July, at the mini-hall of Ravindra Bharathi. Karthika Anaga Devarakonda will be accompanied by Peri Thyagaraju on the violin and Bora Sri Ram on the mridangam.
Karthika Anaga Devarakonda is a young upcoming artiste, and has given performances in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. She learnt initially under the tutelage of Neela Ramagopal, in Bangalore. She went on to be a disciple of Raghavachari and Seshachari, the famed Hyderabad Brothers. She is also undergoing her advanced training in Carnatic vocal from T R Subramanium. She is currently doing her graduation.
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.
The entry is free. Please contact R Chakrapani at 2742-5374/98491-24675 for further details.