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A Musical Evening by renowned Tirumala Artists presented by Saraswathi Music Academy

Saraswathi Music Academy is an Atlanta based Vocal Carnatic Music school founded by Swathi Kari. Since its inception in 2013 Swathi has introduced this divine art form to many of our kids in the Atlanta area. Her teaching style is unique and encourages kids to learn and perform this form of classical music in cultural gathering and in temples during major celebrations. Her students have performed many galaarchanas, a form of chorus where a large number of singers sing the praise of the supreme in unison. Swathi’s passion for Carnatic music and dedication to teach has not gone unnoticed. She has been invited to perform with her students on July 12th 2017 at the Thirupathi Tirumala Devastanam’s Naadaneerajanam program @ Tirumala, India. which will be televised live to millions of people around the world through the Sri Venkateshwara Bhakti Channel (SVBC).

On April 29th, Television Producer at SVBC Channel, Sri Madhubabu Yalla garu and his wife Smt. Srivani Yalla garu a renowned Veena player and also the Head of the Music Department at the Sri Venkateshwara college visited Atlanta and performed for the Sarswathi Music academy students. This event took place in the Sharon Spring Community Center in Forsyth County GA. Sri. Madhubabu is Golden Nandi award winner for First best TV Feature program “Endaro mahanubhavulu” telecasted on SVBC Channel while Smt. Srivani is a “Class A” All India Radio artist. Smt. Srivani is also a cultural attaché to the Govt. of India and has performed in many countries like the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Sri Madhubabu garu played the mridangam and Smt. Srivani garu was on the Veena. The couple mesmerized the audience for nearly two hours with various compositions by Thyagaraja, Purandaradasa, Annamacharya and others. There was a sense of Bhakti that set in unknowingly to the listeners in this spellbound performance. It was a true gift for the music lovers of Atlanta from the Saraswathi Music Academy. Saraswathi Music Academy felicitated Sri. Madhubabu garu with the renowned title “Sangeetha Brahma” and Smt. Srivani garu with the renowned title “Sangeetha Saraswathi” for their contribution to music. Smt. Srivani garu released the Saraswathi Music Academy’s Naadaneerajanam teaser video, a small clipping with all participants of the event.
Govindaa Govinda!!!

By
Sunita Reddy