PREVIEW FOR FELICITATION TO SOBHA NAIDU AND SOBHA RAJU
For those to whom either of them is new, here is a small intro. Sobha
Naidu - really, it's tough not to continue with "needs no introduction"
- is one of the most popular Kuchipudi dancers in town. Nritya Choodamani as she
is referred to, the lady runs a dance school called Kuchipudi Art Academy, which
has an annual intake of just 60 students, and has a 4-year course. The latest
feather in her cap is the Padmasri title by the government of India, announced
of Republic Day of 2001.
Sobha Raju is to annamacharya music what Lata is to Hindi film music. This renown
classical Carnatic vocalist has released thousands of cassettes through the Annamacharya
Trust that she manages, and has give hundreds of concerts.
The two artists have received honorary doctorates from the Telugu University and
are being felicitated today. The evening will also have a Carnatic vocal concert
by the Chitti sisters, Sridevi and Padma, and a Kuchipudi dance recital by disciples
of Sobha Naidu.
Please contact K K Raja of Chaitanya Art Theaters at 98490-13071 for further details.