Kalasagaram is organizing its monthly programme of Carnatic recitals, on the 17th and the 18th of January. On 17th, Jayamangala Krishnamani will present a vocal performance, accompanied by P Manorama on the violin, K Krishna Prakash on the mridangam, and P Srinivasa Gopalan on the Morsing. The recital is at 6:30 pm at Keyes High School.
Jayamangala is a singer, mridangam artist, thillana composer and choreographer. An MA (Music) from Madras University, and a 'B-High' grade artist of All India Radio in vocal as well as in the mridangam, she has performed extensively in Madras and all over India, USA and Japan. Initially a student of her parents in vocal music - Palghat S. Krishamoorthy and Indira Krishnamoothy, and her grandmother Rajalakshmi Krishnan, she is currently taking advanced training under Prof. T R Subramanyam.
She was a student of Nanjil Arul, an A-grade artist on All India Radio in mridangam, and is currently enhancing her training under mridangam maestro Mannargudi Easwaran. She learnt Bharatanatyam from her mother, Indira Krishnamoorthy.
Jayamangala has a Masters in Music from the University Of Madras, and has written a thesis on Thillanas, under the guidance of Sangeeta Kala Acharya Late T S Parthasarathy and Dr. S A K Durga. Among the various awards won by her are - 1st prize in vocal music from the Music Academy under the 'The Spirit Of Youth' program, Dec 1999; 1st prize in the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, as a junior vocalist, in 1999; 'Yuva Kala Bharathi' from the Bharat Kalachar, 2000; 1st prize in the junior vocal music category from the Indian Fine Arts Society, Dec 2000; 'Tampoora' prize from VDS Arts Nugambakkam, Dec 2000; and the Prof. Mahalingam Endowment prize in Narada Gana Sabha, 2002.
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are usually held in the open-air theater of the Keyes High School campus. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages south Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact V Rajagopal, General Secretary, at 2773-1775 for further details.