Shilparamam, as part of the Navaratri festivities, is organising an evening of folk songs by Vanisree & Group, on 18th October. Vanisree and her group of students, namely Mani Kumari, Mounika, Anirudh, Keerthikant and Abhishek, will start the recital with Voddante Vinade Osi Naa Magada, followed by Sakkani Pilla Kavalantu, Amba Raave Jagadamba Raave, Kanugontini Kanugontini Kanaka Durganu, Kalla Kapatamulu Levayya Maa Srisailavasa Mallaya and a couple of other songs.
The music support for the recital will be given by B V Ramana Murthy on the dholak, Master Saiteja and Venu on the rhythm pads, and Kalyani on the keyboard.
Vanisree is the founder-director of Sneha Bharathi Sangeeta Academy at Moosarambagh, through which she teaches Carnatic vocal, light and folk music, and the veena. She was born in a family of musicians, with father Veerabhadra Sarma being a harmonium player, and mother Lakshmidevamma, a veena player. She learnt Carnatic music from her mother initially, and from Narsaraju Bhagavathar. Later on she learnt from various gurus like Nookala Chinnasatyanarayana and Bharathi Subrahmaniam.
She joined folk music and light music in 1987, under Gidugu Lalitha. She is a B-High grade artiste of the AIR, Hyderabad, for folk and light music. She was awarded the 1st prize in the R R District folk singing competitions in 1996. She has performed at various venues in Hyderabad including Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, Chikkadpally Venkateshwara Temple, Shankar Matham, Sanghi Temple, Ravindra Bharathi and Srisailam. She also plays the veena.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Vanisree at 99124-19870 for further details.