Kalasagaram, as part of its monthly programs of classical music, is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Manasi Prasad from Bangalore, on 9th December, at the Keys High School in Secunderabad. She will be supported on the violin by Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao and on the mridangam by G Ramachandran.
A disciple of the veteran R K Padmanabha, Manasi a gifted Indian classical vocalist, who has performed in India and abroad, released solo albums, been a cultural ambassador to Chile, and also a talented dancer. Equally talented in academics, she is ranked amongst the top 10 students across all IIMs in India which fetched her the prestigious Aditya Birla Scholarship.
Because her exceptional talent, 25-year-old Manasi was chosen to become a Fellow of the Melton Foundation — a prestigious international organisation headquartered in USA that brings together individuals across cultures to build one global community. As a Melton Fellow, she was invited as a cultural ambassador to Chile, South America, to present lecture demonstrations and conduct workshops on Indian music and dance.
Manasi has performed over 500 concerts in India and also abroad in Germany, Singapore, Dubai and USA, released 4 solo albums, sung in many more, and lent vocal support to several dance productions. She is a regular performer on TV and on AIR. She was awarded the Central Government Junior and Senior Music Scholarships and the Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy Scholarship.
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 usually held in the open-air theater of the Keyes High School campus. 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 Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.