What makes the pristine homeliness of a K Vishwanath film song feel even more family? Hearing it on Ugadi. Here's a great way to ring in the Telugu New Year.
As part of the extended celebrations of Ugadi, Rasanjali is organizing a grand music recital by Surekha Murthy and Sriram Kaushik. The duo will be singing some memorable songs from cine director K Vishwanath's movies, such as Sagara Sangamam, Shankarabharanam, Sirivennela, Subhalekha, Swarnakamalam, Swati Muthyam, Swati Kiranam, Swayamkrushi and Swarabhishekam.
Murthy is a self-taught artiste, who gained expertise with years of hard dedication. She successfully attempted singing S Janaki's songs, matching voice and style, non-stop for 12 hours, getting her name into the Limca Book of Records for it. Murthy has anchored the renowned children's program, Balanandam, on AIR, done some shows on TV, and also rendered her voice to a film's playback (Hello, I Love You). She has received a couple of Nandi awards for Best TV Playback.
Sriram Kaushik, fondly known as Ramachary in music circles, is also basically a self-taught artiste, but had a little training in Carnatic and light music. He is the most sought-after singer among amateurs. He has recently stepped into music direction with a Telugu movie Premalekha Raasa. He has also sung some movie songs.
The guest for this evening is Rao Balasaraswati Devi, the first female Telugu playback singer. For further details, please contact Mallikarjunam at 99896-21149.