Sadder than the year ending, for some people, is a festival ending. Especially since the performers only seem to get more and more accomplished.
Shilparamam, as part of the ongoing All-India Crafts Mela from 16th to 31st December, is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Swetha Prasad today, the 14th day. Swetha will be accompanied by a big orchestra of musicians - I V Renuka Prasad on the mridangam, Jaikumar Acharya on the tabla, Sai Kumar on the violin, Pramod Kumar with the flute, Sridharacharya on the ghatam and Vasaspathi on the keyboard.
Swetha will be singing about 16 Annamacharya keertanas during her 90-minute recital, starting with Namo Narayana in Mohana ragam and Kandachapu Talam, followed by Narayanathe Namo Namo in Behag ragam and Adi talam, Evvadu Eruguna Nee Yettulu in Mohana ragam and Adi Talam, and more.
Sweta started her journey into the world of music at the age of 4, receiving her first lessons in music from Ramalaxmi Rangachari, and thereafter from the renowned guru and musician Neti Srirama Sarma for the last 13 years. Impressing teachers and audiences alike, Sweta proved her skills in singing under the able guidance of Dr. Shobaraju, founder president of Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini.
A gold medalist in Annamacharya kritis at national level competitions conducted by the Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini, Sweta has also taken the top position on a number of occasions at music competitions conducted by famous organisations and sabhas.
Sweta has traveled extensively all over India, and has also performed at USA and Bangladesh, winning the appreciation of the audiences wherever she has performed. She has also sung as a playback singer for TV serials and movies, and has several music & dance cassettes to her credit.
Apart from traditional kutcheris, Sweta also lends her rich voice to the world of dance, providing vocal support to renowned dancers like Dr Shobha Naidu, Swapna Sundari, Vanisree Jai Rama Rao, Swati Somnath and Alekhya Punjala, and has performed in all parts of India and abroad, including Turkey, China, Thailand, Japan and Belgrade.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.