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Visakha Music Academy annual festival from November 25

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

The 48th annual festival of music and dance being organized by Visakha Music Academy will be held here from November 25 to 30.

The VMA that was established in 1969 is doing yeomen service for the promotion of Fine Arts and general and classical forms of music and dance in particular. It began conferring its ‘Sangeeta Kalaa Sagara’ title in 1971 starting with Padma Vibhushan Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna.

It bestowed the title on 58 artistes so far. Vocalist Tirchur V.Ramachandran, who has an illustrious career spanning over six decades will be conferred with the title this year. The annual ‘Artist of Distinction Award’ will be presented to Ch.Ramya Kiranmayi, an established vocalist and violinist.