The South Indian Cultural Assocation (SICA), in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, is organising devotional & classical Music Concerts on 7th & 8th Dec '08. The concerts will be held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium.
These are being organised by SICA as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations. On the 2nd day of the event, i.e. on 8th Dec, Prafulla Sundar will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital, at 6:30pm.
Prafulla Sundar had her intial training under veterans like Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Neti Sreerama Sarma, Jayamani and Sarojini. Prafulla is currently undergoing an advanced training under Daruri Raghavachari, the elder in the duo of Hyderabad Brothers. She is a diploma holder in music from the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration.
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the finance minister of Hyderabad's Nizam and a great patron of Carnatic music. The association has since organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has served as a platform for many artistes, including U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers. It conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Govt. of AP, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
Entry is free for all. Please contact R Chakrapani at 2742-5374 / 98491-24675 or V Ramachandran at 92461-61420 for further details.