REVIEW FOR CINE SANGEETA LAHIRI BY A SHARADA REDDY AND AMALAPURAM KANNA RAO
A Sharada Reddy loves marathons of the musical kind. It explains why she has a proclivity towards giant singing sessions – 12 hours or 100 songs, whichever takes longer. With her group Aalapana, she has sung a huge range of songs, whether devotional, classical dance, contemporary film or oldies. At Thyagaraja Gana Sabha and Ravindra Bharati, she has organised programs where she has sung 12 hours of Susheela songs without a break, or 100 songs of C Narayana Reddy. Ghantasala, SP Balasubramaniam, Chitra and Janaki have also figured in her marathon themes.
Amalapuram Kanna Rao, an advisor to Aalapana, has been singing for 18 years for Shobha Naidu, while, A Sharada Reddy has been singing for 20 years for Nataraja Rama Krishna.
Cine Sangeeta Lahiri is the event that brings together these two accomplished singers in a rendering of mellifluous old melodies from Telugu cinema. A Sharada Reddy will be also be felicitated with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Kalarajyam.
Please contact Bhaskar Rao of Kalarajyam at 93473-58271 for further details.