PREVIEW FOR LAUNCH OF THE K V R MRIDANGA KALAKSHETRAM
Not all of its exponents get paid to rave about the Taj and get voted the sexiest
man around, but they all play a key role in the success of any concert. And here's
something exclusively for the community.
Mridangam Guru S Somayajulu and his student Rangasai Bhatt, an Assistant Director in the Information and Public Relations Department, have been planning to start a mridanga school in the memory of K Veerabhadra Rao (KVR), a renowned mridangam player, for some time now. And the formal launch of KVR Mridanga Kalakshetram will happen today.
This institute is being started to create awareness about the importance of mridangam
among today's youth (okay, that's how they put it to us). An mridanga player knows
everything about Jatulu, Layalu and Talam, and no dance or
music program is complete without him, as Rangasai says.
On this occasion, 8 mridanga artists will present a music program. Followed by this will be solo performances by tabla, violin, flute and keyboard artists. In the end, a Kuchipudi dance will be presented.
Please contact S Somayajulu at 766-6099 (PP) for further details.