For the music lovers who wish to drench in vintage music on Saturday, the Thummalapalli Kalakshetram will be the destination as the Mumbai-based ‘Swara Vihari’ Murali Krishna will enthral them with the rendition of legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi songs.
The three-hour programme organised by the Andhra Arts Academy is in support of the Child Aid Foundation and the Abhinetra Integrated Home for the Blind, will be conducted by guitarist Neeraj Kumar.
‘Gaano Ki Baraat (2) – Ek Aur Sham Rafi Saab Ke Naam - will feature solos and duets of Mohammed Rafi and well-known among them will be ‘Jo Wada Kiya Wo’ (Taj Mahal), ‘Aaja Aaja Main hun Pyaar Tera’ (Teesri Manzil), ‘Likhe Jo Khaat Tujhe’ (Kanyadaan), ‘Suhana Safar’ (Madhumati) and ‘Chura liya hai’ (Yaadon ki Baraat).
“Inox International executive president Murali will be the lead singer and along with Ratna sing the bulk of the songs. Murali has been singing for more than 25 years and toured several countries promoting Indian film music,” said Andhra Arts Academy president G. Narayana Rao.
The organisers would felicitate Vijayawada Division Railway Manager Pradeep Kumar, who is a music lover. “We will offer our financial aid to the Child Aid Foundation and the Abhinetra Integrated Home for the Blind at the end of the event,” Mr. Rao added.