REVIEW FOR CARNATIC VOCAL RECITAL BY P VIJAYALAKSHMI
Vijayalakshmi started learning music at a time when most other people are close to peaking in their's. However, she appears to be peaking at the stage as them. Catch her live in the crafts village tonite.
Shilparamam, this weekend, is organising a Carnatic vocal concert by P Vijayalakshmi. Accompanying her are musicians P Ramadas on the mridangam and Srinivas on the casio.
Vijayalakshmi will sing about 20 keertanas and devotional numbers of Thyagaraja, Annamacharya and Ramadas, such as Ye Reethi Nee Keerthi Vinipinchura in Vasantha Kalyani ragam, Emani Pogadadhune in Abheri ragam, Daya Choodumaya Tirumala Nilaya in Sindhu Bhairavi ragam, Alarulu Kuriyaga in Shankarabharana ragam, Narayanathe Namo Namo in Behag ragam, Kondalalo Nelakunna in Hindola ragam and Ye Kanta Sevaye in Saranga ragam.
Vijayalakshmi started learning music after her marriage in a music-loving family, where her father-in-law and husband are a classical singer and a mridangam player respectively. It's the atmosphere at her new house that tempted her to learn music. Initially under Lata and Anuradha Desai in Vizianagaram, she is at present learning from Seshulata Vishwanath in Hyderabad. She has given vocal performances at various temples in Yadgirigutta, Bhadrachalam, Simhachalam and Srisailam, Chennai and Srikakulam.