Sarath has been researching the impact of Ghantasala's melodies on physical and
mental health. He's been practising music for over 14 years, of which 8 years
were spent in pauranika raagas, and in which time he's directed 8 plays.
And Sarath is all of 29 years old.
If you are surprised, it's no surprise - so were we as we spoke to him. So what
is Sarath Melodies? It's actually an aural therapy devised by Sarath after years
of research on Ghantasala's songs. Its a way of alleviating pain for patients
of BP, sugar, etc. and for those suffering from mental tensions. Doesn't that
sound interesting? We mean, years after the legendary singer passed away, he's
actually helping people get better! "There's a particular way of singing
these songs," says Sarath, "and if you do it that way, it has a great
soothing impact on the listener." The best way to find out is to go there.
There are also books about Ghantasala's songs that Sarath is publishing. There
are twelve volumes of these, and he's releasing five of them at this function.
Each of these volumes has 52 items, of which 35 are songs and 12 are padyas/slokas
sung by Ghantasala. The songs are described in absolute detail - from factual
data about the movie, the year and the other singers, right down to what line
is sung in what pitch. A lot of work has gone in!
The money collected from every program of Sarath will be spent on construction
of a 'Shivasakthi' temple at the village Sri Koormam (in Srikakulam district),
his home town. We just thought we'd mention that Sarath is a gold medalist in
M A (Maths). He's what we'd call a 'general stud'.
This program is being conducted by Sarath in co-operation with the Madhu Music
Academy, which conducts musical events on the 25th of every month. There will
also be songs of Mohd Rafi by Madhusudana Rao on the evening. Please contact Sarath
at 416-1016 for further details.