Sri Rama Gana Sabha is organising the 42nd Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival from 20th to 31st January at New Nallakunta Ramalayam. Achala Shankarnath will be presenting a veena recital on 23rd January. She will be accompanied by K Shyam Kumar on the mridangam, and V Sridharachari on the ghatam.
Achala Sankarnath learnt veena under Pappu Someshwara Rao, Kalaimamani Dr. Suma Rajeshwari, Bandi Shyamala Subramaniam and D Srinivas. She is currently undergoing an advanced training under Jayamani Narasimham. She has done her M A in Carnatic music from Telugu University, and is a grade 'B' artiste of AIR. She has been presenting veena performances at several places in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for the past 15 years.
Achala is the managing trustee of Mahati Art Foundation, and runs the Mahati Institute Of Veena. She has recorded and released an audio compilation of popular kritis in Carnatic music, titled Hamsanandini.
Sri Rama Gana Sabha is one of the oldest cultural associations in the twin cities. It was established in 1949 by Carnatic singer Koniki Satyanarayana Rao. The association organises Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival every year.
Please contact 6516-7275 for further details.