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"dESa bhAshalaMdu telugu lessa" - tuLuva rAju SrI kRshNadEvarAya
Telugu is the sweetest among all languages of the Land - Great Tuluva Emperor Sri Krishnadeva Raya, 16th Century

తెలుగు మాట...తేనె ఊట
TELUGU...a language sweeter than honey

మంచిని పంచుదాము వడపోసిన తేనీటి రూపం లో
తేనెకన్న మంచిదని తెలుగును చాటుదాము వేనోల్ల
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"TELUGU - Italian of the East" - Niccolo Da Conti, 15th Century


"సుందర తెలుంగిళ్ పాటిసైతు" - శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్య భారతి
"suMdara teluMgiL paaTisaitu" - SrI subrahmaNya bhArati
Let us sing in Sweet Telugu - Tamil poet Sri Subrahmanya Bharati, 20th Century

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

AMA's week-long music, dance festival from today

AMA aims at making youth feel proud of Andhra Pradesh's rich cultural heritage
  • Awards to be conferred on Pandit Jasraj, Vidwan Sastry
  • Demonstration lectures by experts for benefit of students
  • Exhibition on historical aspects from 3rd century to be held
HYDERABAD: Connoisseurs of the classical music and dance can look forward to a week-long recitals of eminent musicians and dance exponents from all over the country at the

Andhra Music Academy (AMA)'s Sixth Annual Music and Dance Festival at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan from Wednesday.

The festival will feature students of music and dance, upcoming musicians and performers to give them an opportunity to observe maestros at close quarters.

Demonstration lectures by experts would benefit students and enthusiasts, academy president and retired DGP R. Prabhakar Rao said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

The academy would confer the titles of సంగీత విద్యనిధి (`Sangeetha Vidyanidhi') on Hindustani classical musician Pandit Jasraj and Carnatic music Vidwan Sri Purushottama Sastry.

Academy joint secretary G. Prabhakar said the objective of annual festival in city and mini music festival సరద సంగీతోత్సవం (`Sarada Sangeetotsavam') held in different towns was aimed at reviving Andhra's cultural heritage and making the youth feel proud of it.

An exhibition on `Culture of Andhra and spirit of India' tracing the cultural and historical aspects right from the third century would be an added attraction at the festival.

The exhibits have been collected painstakingly to provide a glimpse into the culture and heritage of Andhra.

The festival would have morning and evening sessions except on January 26 when only evening programme would be held.

Courtesy: The Hindu


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