REVIEW FOR CARNATIC VOCAL BY PRAVEENA AVANTI KRISHNA
There's no better time to enjoy a Kalasagaram concert - all times are equally good! Still, it's February and it's a Saturday night. Here's where to be.
Kalasagaram, a cultural association based in Secunderabad, is organizing a Youth Festival of young Carnatic vocalists on 23rd, 24th and 25th February at the Keyes Girls High School in Secunderabad. Today, the second day, Praveena Avantikrishna will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital, accompanied by R Dinakar on the violin and Burra Sriram on the mridangam.
Praveena is a disciple of Guru Seetarajan of Balabrindam Sangeeta Gurukulam. She has a Master's in music from the University of Madras (2006), winning a gold medal. She is at present pursuing her Ph D in music. She is an upcoming artiste with tremendous ability to make it big in the circuit, and has performed at various sabhas of Chennai. She is a winner of the Kalasagaram Tambura for the year 2006.
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 always held in the Keyes High School campus in the open-air theater. 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.