On the occasion of the 3rd annual Brahmotsavams of the Sri Venkateswara Temple at Himayathnagar, from 9th to 13th June, the Dharma Prachara Parishad of Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams is presenting a recital of jaltarang by Nemani Somayajulu, on the second evening. He will be supported by O Rajashekar on the violin and Pavan Kumar on the mridangam.
Somayajulu is a well-known mridangam, ghatam and jaltarang player. He did his diploma in mridangam from the M R College For Music, Viziangaram, in 1972, and has since accompanied many music vidwans to various parts of India.
He has been into jaltarang only for the last 5 years, and is probably the only one to play the instrument for Carnatic music. He has compiled a collection of his jaltarang recitals into a CD. He performed at the US in 2004.
Please contact the Dharma Prachara Parishad of TTD at 2322-0852/94404-98299, or Nemani Somayajulu at 2703-8383/98663-68186, for further details.