Vijayawada

Song on Amaravathi to be played at Deeksha

The Nava Nirmana Deeksha planned by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Benz Circle here on June 2 is likely to take place to the accompaniment of a 10-minute musical composition that captures the geo-cultural nuances of all the 13 districts of the new state while also tipping its hat to the capital of its dreams, Amaravathi.

The song, produced by Vijayawada’s Volga Archery Academy with lyrics by Tollywood lyricist Suddala Ashok Teja, bows in reverence to the 13 districts a la Jana Gana Mana. Its producers are planning to release the CD at the Chief Minister’s deeksha.

Ashok Teja worked day and night for a week with music director Yasho Krishna and playback singers Dhanunjay, Pranavi and host of other artistes to give shape to the song. “The song is about the history, geography, people, culture, faiths, food habits, triumphs, livestock and several others vignettes of our State,” said Ashok Teja in a telephonic conversation with The Hindu from Hyderabad.

The lyricist says the toughest part of the assignment was to work in all the glories of Andhra Pradesh into 10 minutes.

“It is like a helicopter ride over 13 districts. One can smell each district in the song,” says Ashok Teja.

Titled ‘Namo Namo Amaravathi Namonamaya,’ the idea for the song came to the academy’s chairman Cherukuri Satyanayanana. He roped in Madhuri Ads to give shape to the cadences in his mind.

The lyricist agreed that 10 minutes is a trifle long for a song so the producers are trying to snip it down to 7.5 minutes by trimming the interludes.

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