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Music Academy Concert

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Pantula Rama's concert for the Music Academy was like an energiser; from start to finish, it kept the audience's interest alive with Rama's full throated, confident and well-planned presentation. The soft Mukhari kriti ‘Sangeetha Sastra Gnanamu' and a serene Saranga ‘Emi Thova Palkuma' (both Tyagaraja), turned out to be bright starters. A rare composition of Dikshitar in the raga Maahuri, ‘Mamava Raghuveera,' was an attention-grabbing inclusion. The raga had shades of Sankarabharanam and Sama. Rama's Thodi was stately. Yet, it was a bit surprising that with her gifted voice, Rama did not dwell...

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Pantula Rama, noted vocalist was conferred ‘Isai Peroli’

Pantula Rama, noted vocalist was conferred ‘Isai Peroli' title and Janaki Rangarajan, a Bharatanatyam exponent was conferred Nadanamamani at the inauguration of 37 th Art Festival of the Kartik Fine Arts here on Thursday. The award carried a shawl, a medal, a citation and a cash purse of Rs.25,000 each to the recipients. Speaking at the function E.S.L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, said when he was studying in school, the curriculum included music. But, in the present day situation, music and dance have been made extracurricular activities in the school curriculum. He said music...

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