Source: The Hindu; Author: Velcheti Subrahmanyam; Photo Courtesy: C. V. Subrahmanyam

Parupalli Ranganath and Sunitha Balaji skilfully presented Annamayya compositions in a three-day festival. Devotion, when expressed through music acquires a collective dimension letting the audience soak in the devotional fervour. So did a three-day Annamayya Sankeerthana Harivaram at Kalabharati Visakhapatnam. It was a marathon session with renowned exponent of Annamayya compositions Parupalli Ranganath and Sunitha Balaji ladling out about 30 compositions each day. A broad range of ragas like Hamsadwani, Mohana, Kalyanai, Behag, Kapi, Desh, Sindhubhairavi, Todi and Valaji glittered in consonance with lyrical charms. G Chakrapani on violin, BK Bharadwaja on keyboard, P Balasubrahmanyam on mridangam, G Vijayakumar on pads and P Pandurangarao and B Manjunath on table lent admirable support.

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Parupalli Ranganadh and Kamisetty Sreenivasulu. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam