The only time you will be able to drive to Shilparamam without wanting to give it all up is on weekends. And they know it. As always, there's something special this weekend too at the crafts village.
Shilparamam, as part of its weekly program of music, is organising a devotional Carnatic vocal concert by Y Ramaprabha, this Saturday. Ramaprabha will be supported for the recital by Rajashekar on the violin and Vidyasagar on the mridangam. She will be singing some keertanas of Telugu vaggeyakaras like Thyagaraja, Annamayya and Ramadas, as under:
Thyagaraja's Marugelara in Jayantasri ragam
Thyagaraja's Nagumomu in Abheri ragam
Ramadasa's Paluke Bangaramaya in Ananda Bhairavi ragam
Ramadasa's Diname Sudhinamu in Kasi ragam
Annamayya's Tandanana Ahi in Bowli ragam
Annamayya's Garuda Gamana in Hindola ragam
Annamayya's Mangambhiji Hanumantha in Dharmavati ragam
Narayana Tirtha's Tarangam, Krishna Nee Begani in Desya
And other devotional kritis
Ramaprabha is a Lecturer in music in the Andhra Mahila Sabha College of Fine Arts. She has done her M A in Music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. She initially learnt music from Neti Srirama Sarma, and is now under D Seshachary, one of the famed Hyderabad Brothers. She has performed in various temples of AP, at Srisailam, Vemulawada, Yadagirigutta, Ramalayam, Sringeri, Skandagiri and Balaji Bhavan.
Ramaprabha has been a singer of the TTD Dharma Prachara Parishad since the last 20 years. She has also toured Dubai four times, and Birmingham and Midlands in the UK once, for her concerts. She was awarded for composing a dance ballet called Tribhuvana Shakti, in the UK.
Her ballet Maitrim Bhajata composed in 2004, for the silver jubilee celebrations of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills, in which 92 singers and 150 dancers participated showcasing all the important folk and classical dances of India, won her appreciation among both media and music/dance lovers.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.