PREVIEW FOR FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS BY RAAGAJHARI
And they are getting Ghantasala and SPB off air for the occasion. Huh? Okay,
couldn't resist that! In plainspeak, most of the singers of the musical nite
today are veteran artists of the AIR and the Doordarshan. And to appreciate
it all will be the man who's lent his face to those voices for decades. And
when you find out what that means, you'll agree that we aren't at our best today.
Vijay Lakshmi, an art lover, established Raagajhari on 22nd July 2000. And she
has organized around 9-10 programs of light music, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam
dances, devotional songs and film songs from the date of inception. The last
program that she organized was a musical nite in memory of the late K V Mahadevan,
at Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha last month.
Raagajhari is celebrating its first anniversary today with a musical night.
Wilson Herald, the program executive of the AIR; K S R Murthy, the APSO Chairman;
Vinod Babu, veteran singer; Kanaka Durga of the AIR; and Shashikala Swamy of
the DDK will sing some of the hit songs of Ghantasala and S P Balasubramaniam.
Around 22 songs will be presented during the program.
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao will be the chief guest (see!), and Gopinath Reddy will
preside over the function. Please contact P Vijayalakshmi at 766-3355 for further