Kochi, Jan 3:SreeHariS, a face known to Malayali music lovers from reality TV shows, and his guru Prakash P R, led the weekly Arts and Medicine show organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation at the Government General hospital today.
For SreeHari, a second year degree student at the RLV College of Music Thrippunithura, the hospital is a familiar venue from having performed at A&M programmes before; but for SwathyRajeesh, a singer and music teacher, who joined him on stage today for the 202nd edition, it was a novel experience.
SreeHari began the concert with NavakabhishekamKazhinju from the movie ‘GuruvayoorKesavan’, and Swarganandhini from the movie ‘Lankadahanam’.Swathyfollowed with Karunamayaneh, a devotional song, while Prakash captivated the audience with his rendition of the song Hridayasarasile. Together they belted out some fifteen melodies, appreciatively received by the audience consisting of staff, patients and bystanders.
Arts and Medicine, a one and a half hour programme of therapeutic music for the solace of patients, is a joint initiative of the Kochi Biennale Foundation and Mehboob Memorial Orchestra and sponsored by CAFS (Casino Air Caterers and Flight Services) organised on Wednesdays.
Hari who hails from Thrikkakara was the finalist of ‘Junior Idol Season 2’ on Jaihind TV and quarter finalist of ‘Super Star Junior 3’ on Amritha TV. He has eight songs to his credit in two music albums, and has lent his voice to two songs composed by Shri. M K Arjunan Master.
He also has featured in ‘Vamaneeyam’ – audio CD based on the epic Ramayana under the direction of P R Prakash. Hari sang the first song of Padmasree Dr. M Leelavathi teacher.
Hari has garnered accolades in classical music and light music at the sub-district level (A grade first position) Kalolsavam. Currently he is training music under the tutelage of Prakash, a native of Elamakkara, who is a music director and music teacher by profession.
SwathyRajeeshhas done playback singing in two movies and is active in Ganamelas and stage programmes.
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