Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kavalam Srikumar in Carnatic / Devotional Concert

Classical and Devotional music lovers of Colorado are presenting the legendary Carnatic/Folk singer from Kerala, Kavalam Srikumar in Denver for the first time ever

Srikumar will be accompanied by Denver's very own Priya Hariharan on Violin and Venkat Subramaniam on Mridangam.

Date: Sunday, Oct 21st, 2013
Time:  3:00 - 6:00 PM
Venue: Shirdhi Sai Temple of the Rockies, 10250, E Easter Ave, Centennial, CO, 80112

The organizers would like to thank the board, the trustees and devotees of Shirdhi Sai Temple of Rockies for providing us the venue for this event.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by visiting this link.

About Kavalam:

Kavalam Srikumar was born in Alleppey. He started learning Classical Music Vocal (South Indian Music) at the age of five. Learned music under the Masters Ambalappuzha Sivasankara Panikkar, Trichur Vaidyanathan, Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma and Ambalappuzha Thulasi. Had advanced training in Karnatic Music under the famous Violinist Shri.B.Sasikumar of All India Radio, Trivandrum.

Kavalam Sreekumar was the recipient of First Prize in Classical Vocal in the University Youth Festival for 5 Years. Performed Music Concerts all over Kerala, in music sabha’s in Madras and some foreign countries. Visited Russia and Japan in connection with the festival of India. Visited London, Paris, Singapore America and Gulf countries and performed concerts. Visited Europe and Gulf, in November, 2004 and performed classical music concerts as part of Surya Music Festival.

He has a distinctive style of rendering classical music, which also gives importance to voice culture, expression and clarity of lyrics. His soulful, clear, authentic and powerful rendering of scriptures like Ramayana, Bhagavatha, Lalitha & Vishnu Sahasra Namam, Soundarya Lahari, Dhyana Slokas etc are widely listened and acclaimed by Malayalees through out the world. His rendering of Adhyatma Ramayana is telecast every year for one month during July – August in popular Malyalam T.V. channels like Asianet and Amritha. He has also rendered his voice for the following Malayalam films:Agnisakshi, Ashtapadi, Thambu, Ilakkangal, Aalolam, Kanalaattam, Panchajanyam, Madhuchandralekha, Suryan, Nerkku Ner etc.He has anchored for 4 years a very popular music programme entitled “Ragolsavam”, based on classical ragas, in the Kairali Channel T.V.(Malayalam). 

He was awarded with the title “Ramakadha Shukan” by Malliyur Thirumeni in the year 1999 and “Ganapoornasree” from Chettikulangara in 2011. Received Kerala Sangeetha Natak Akademi Award in the year 2012

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