Nada Tarangam Trust is presenting its 2nd Annual Gokulastami Music Festival from 15th to 21st August, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium, King Koti. The 7-day music festival will feature renowned Carnatic musicians like Neyveli R Santhanagopalan, U P Raju and Nagamani, Shreyas Narayanan, T V Shankara Narayanan, D Srinivas, Sanjay Subrahmanyan and Unnikrishnan in concert.
Today, the last day, Achala Shankarnath, along with her daughter V Vineeta, will perform a veena duet recital. Starting with a Varnam in Natakuranji ragam, she will proceed to Mahaganapathim in Naata ragam, followed by Annapurne in Saama ragam, Manayalakimpa Radha in Nalinakanti ragam, Swara Raga Sudha Rasa in Shankarabharanam and a Tillana in Karna Ranjani ragam.
Achala Shankarnath is a graded artiste of the All-India Radio, and has an M A in Veena from the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University. She trained initially under Pappu Someshwar Rao, and later on under various gurus of music including Kalaimani Dr. Suma Sudhendra, Bandi Shyamala and (currently) D Srinivas. She performs various concerts in Hyderabad. She established the Mahati Trust in 2004, which teaches classical Carnatic music for poor and needy students.
Nada Tarangam Trust was started on 16th August, 2005, by a renowned mridangam, ghatam and jaltarang artiste Nemani Somayajulu. Somayajulu is a senior artiste who has done his diploma in mridangam from the M R College For Music, Vizianagaram, in 1972, and has since accompanied many music vidhwans like Dr. Mangalampally Bala Muralikrishna, Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Dr. Nedunuri Krishna Murthy, Dr. Chitti Babu, Dr. L Subrahmanyam, Dwaram Durgaprasad, the Malladi Brothers and Veena D Srinivas, to various parts of India. He has also presented a fusion concert of Jaltarang with mridangist Umalaypuram Sivaraman in the USA. He is probably the only male jaltarang player of Carnatic music in the world.
Please contact Nemani Somayajulu at 2703-8383/98663-68186 for further details.