Some people say this man cannot see. The more enlightened ones realize how he sees - through his music. And it's a divine sight.
The Hyderabad Music Circle is organising its 3-day Annual Music Festival from 1st to 3rd December, at Kala Subbarao Kalavedika, the mini-hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. Noted musicians of Hyderabad will be performing in the concerts, and today, the inaugural day, there is a Carnatic vocal recital by D V Mohana Krishna, supported by B S Narayanan on the violin and G Ramachandran on the mridangam.
Mohana Krishna will start the program with varnam, followed by Kanuguntine in Bilahari raagam, Siddhivinayake in Amrutha Varshini raagam and some kritis of Sri Thyagaraja.
Mohana Krishna is a a blind vocalist and a prime disciple of Dr Mangalampally Bala Muralikrishna. He has done his Diploma in Music from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has composed about 6 audio CDs of Annamachara Keerthanas. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving countless performances and drawing huge applause from audiences, the world over.
He has been conferred upon various awards like Gaana Sudhanidhi and Lalitha Sangeeta Visaradha. He is now into teaching music at his own institute, Raaga Vardhani, established in Nallakunta about 3 years back.
With a husky voice, emotional gestures and effortless streams of swaras characterising his recitals, Mohana Krishna's mode of drawl in singing strikes deep into the hearts of the listeners. He is a staff artist at the All India Radio, Hyderabad. He gained mastery over all the 72 Melakartas (scales) and 35 Talas (rhythms), both in Carnatic and in light classical music, apart from proficiency in rendering the compositions of the legendary music trinity, Shyama Sastry, Thyagaraja and Muthuswamy Dikshitar. He also excels in singing his guru's compositions, and has almost 1,000 compositions at his fingertips.
The Hyderabad Music Circle is an active music-promoting cultural organisation, started in December 2005 and headed by some highly-talented musicians like Hyderabad Brothers D Raghava Chary & D Seshachary (no less), N Ch Parthasarathy, and Y Ramaprabha. The organisation encourages upcoming artistes to participate in its monthly concerts, organised every 2nd Saturday, thereby creating a platform from where they can showcase their talents to the music lovers.
Please contact D Seshachary at 2750-4762 or Y Rama Prabha at 2763-7123 for further details.