Music and dance mark NWP
In a pleasant atmosphere, on the banks of River Krishna and Godavari sangamam, the Department of Language and culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh organised International Music and Dance festival in connection with the National Women Parliament
In a pleasant atmosphere, on the banks of River Krishna and Godavari sangamam, the Department of Language and culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh organised International Music and Dance festival in connection with the National Women Parliament (National Women’s Parliament).
The events on Friday evening commenced traditionally by chanting ‘Samaveda’ which is considered the root for music by Vedic pundit Sundararam. The Kuchipudi exponent Vijayanthi Kasi and her troupe from Bangalore had presented excellent Kuchipudi items and gave the event a good start.
Suresh Varma of Hyderabad presented a dance to the theme song of the International Women’s Parliament with his 30 students. The lyric “Adigo vanitalokam kadali vastondi”, written by Anata Sri Ram and music composed by noted film music director Vandemataram Srinivas.
The audience enjoyed the instrumental concert, ‘Kazak – Harmonic orchestra’ consisting of viola, mridangam, violin, kanjeera, trumpets, cello, saxophone played by 45 artistes under the supervision of Dr L Subramanian.
Veteran musician Vivek Sada Sivam rendered Annamayya keerthanas and acclaimed laurels from the audience. Dr Ramavarapu Madhuri Devi presented a Veena recital ‘Navarasa veena’ along with her students and mesmerized the audience. Later the Bengali traditional folk dance by the troupe of Purnadas and Devyndra Das gave a performance.
Famous movie playback singer Kavitha Krishna Murthy presented noted numbers like ‘om namasivaya.. sivaya’ from Bhiravi, patriotic song ‘Ye mera India… I love my India’ after which Suresh wadekar presented some Gazals.
At the end of the programme under the capable supervision of L Subramaniam all the artistes rendered the popular song ‘Vishnava janato’
The audience, including important people like Nara Lokesh, Brahmani and Ministers and MLAs, enjoyed the cultural programmes.