They are young, they are talented, and they are associated with IIIT. Now which one of them is obvious given the others?
Shilparamam, as part of the Devi Navaratris, is organising an evening of Indian Classical Fusion Music by Devan Drone and group, on 30th September.
The orchestra will comprise of young musicians like Vasudevan on the violin, Dronendra Phani Kumar on the flute, Kalyana Raman on the mridangam, Surabhi Phani Bhushan on the Ghatam/Kanjira, Pavan on the Rhythm Pads and Arun Balakrishna on the Guitar. The group will be playing Carnatic music with a Western touch, then blending Hindustani with Irish Music, and so on.
Devan Drone was started in 2005 by 2 young and talented musicains of our state, and are one of very few fusion music groups, satisfying a universal music sense in all music lovers, irrespective of which genre of music they love to hear.
The name Devan Drone derives from the violinist Vasudevan and the flautist Dronendra Phanikumar, both disciples of the renowned music guru Annavarapu Ramaswamy, and the men behind the formation of this energetic group. The group is one of the youngest musicians' group, all of them being in the age group of 25-35 years.
Vasudevan is a cultural advisor in the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Hyderabad. In a short period of just one year, the group has given performances in Guntur, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Agra, and at various venues in Hyderabad like IIIT, Cyber Pearl at Madhapur, and Shilparamam, with many more performances slated for the next month at ITC Bhadrachalam and Secunderabad Club.
The group is at present also into various projects like Gurukulam, where they teach music to various aspirants with no age bar, and researches in Evening Ragas, Applied Music Therapy, Sabarmati Sangeeth and Music Appreciation.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Vasudevan at 98498-74574 for further details.