Vocal music is one of the oldest and most universal of all art forms. A discovery and celebration of one such voice is Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam. His music transcends all barriers - linguistic, geographical and chronological. He is a phenomenal success and incredibly talented. He is Dr. S.P. BALASUBRAHMANYAM, popularly known as Balu. SPB took the Indian film music scene by storm in 1979 with his phenomenally successful rendition for the movie SHANKARABHARANAM. He won his first National Award for the same and went on to win five more national awards. Balu has been recognized with the Padmashri award, one of the highest civilian awards in India. So far, Balu has sung over a record 36,000 plus songs in a span of 39 years, in all languages which include several albums of contemporary Indian music, private albums for devotional songs and movies. It is amazing to see the ease with which Balu can render his voice for any language - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Tulu, Oriya, Assamese and Punjabi.
K.S. Chitra counts amongst the most brilliant as well as the most talented playback singers of the country. Known as the 'Nightingale of the South India', she is bestowed with a deep and sweet voice. Transcending all language barriers, she has sung over 11,000 songs in different languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Oriya. During her career, numerous recognitions have come her way including six National Awards for best female playback singer. This is the largest number of national awards awarded to any female playback singer. Chitra also holds the distinction of being the first female playback singer to be honored by all the four South Indian State Governments, as the best playback singer.
Till date, SPB and Chitra have given live music performances all over the world and are eagerly looking forward to their visit to the United States in September 2008.