Artist Highlight

Uppalapati Ankiah

Music of the vocalist and laya expert in connection with his death anniversary on August 12

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Uppalapati Ankiah

Music of the vocalist and laya expert in connection with his death anniversary on August 12

Uppalapati Ankaiah hailed from a family of musicians. His grandfather, father and paternal uncle were high ranking performers. He first learnt to play the Sringa Bheri from his family. Later he shifted to playing Dolu Vadyam and mastered it. Miffed by the fact that percussion was seen as secondary, Ankaiah decided to take to vocal music. He was strong in laya and a specialist in the rendition of pallavis. He created a niche for himself in the music world, working on rare tala structures.

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