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Youth at its best

Youth at its best
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Youth at its best. It was a spread of cheers amongst the young talent as the winners of All India Radio (AIR) Music Competetions-2014 were announced by renowned mridangam vidwan Yella Venkateswara Rao and light music legend KBK Mohan Raju at NTR Kalamandiram, Telugu University on Friday.

It was a spread of cheers amongst the young talent as the winners of All India Radio (AIR) Music Competetions-2014 were announced by renowned mridangam vidwan Yella Venkateswara Rao and light music legend KBK Mohan Raju at NTR Kalamandiram, Telugu University on Friday.

The guests gave away prizes to the winners- S Prakash (nadaswaram), S Adithya Narayan (vocal-boys), M Srinidhi (vocal-girls), Kalanidhi Bhavani (flute), PL Harikrishnan (ghatam), PP Swetha (light music-girls) and others.

Speaking at the occasion, AIR station director Vishnubhatla Uday Sankar said, “It was a treat to experience young talent from Bangaluru, Chennai, Calcicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Mysore, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.”

Music recitals of the young talent enthralls the audience S Adithya Narayanan, a disciple of Suguna Varadachary, in his short duration concert touched Thyagaraja krithis “Ninne Bhajana” (Nata), “Meru Samana Dheera! Varada! Raghuveera!” (Mayamalava Goula) and “Yelaradayenay”, much to the delight of audience.

In her concert M Srinidhi attempted a rare raga krithi “Parvathi Ninu Ney” (Kalagada) of Syama Sastri, “Maa Janaki Chetta Pattaga” (Kambhoji) and a krithi of Papanasam Sivan in varam ragam to the merriment of the listeners. This was followed by a flute recital by Kaladhari Bhavani.

Promising violinist Swetha Ananda Sivan gave a melodious Voilin Recital starting with Begada Varnam enthusing with “Sankari Sunkuru Chandramukhi” (Saveri) of Syama Sastri and a famous Purandara Dasu Devaranamalu “Jagado Dharana”.

Her grip on the violin showed ease and steadfastness. All in all the participating talent displayed their merit by their performances. It was a worth watching scene for all the music lovers. The only setback was lack of enthusiasm among the audience.

By Chivukula Rama Mohan

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