CARNATIC CLASSICAL VOCAL
Kavalam Sreekumar was born in Alleppey in Kerala. Born to an illustrious father Padmabhushan Sri. Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, famous Theatre Dirctor and Poet.
He started learning Classical Music Vocal (South Indian Music) at the age of five. Learned music under the Masters Ambalappuzha Sivasankara Panikkar, Trichur Vaidyanathan, Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma and Ambalappuzha Thulasi. Had advanced training in Karnatic Music under the famous Violinist Shri.B.Sasikumar of All India Radio, Trivandrum.
Kavalam Sreekumar was the recipient of First Prize in Classical Vocal in the University Youth Festival for 5 Years. Performed Music Concerts all over Kerala, in music sabhas in Madras and some foreign countries. Visited Russia and Japan in connection with the festival of India. Visited London, Paris, Singapore America and Gulf countries and performed concerts.Visited Europe and Gulf, in November, 2004 and performed classical music concerts as part of Surya Music Festival.
He has a distinctive style of rendering classical music, which also gives importance to voice culture, expression and clarity of lyrics.
His soulful, clear, authentic and powerful rendering of scriptures like Ramayana, Bhagavatha, Lalitha & Vishnu Sahasra Namam, Soundarya Lahari, Dhyana Slokas etc are widely listened and acclaimed by Malayalees through out the world. His rendering of Adhyatma Ramayana is telecast every year for one month during July August in popular Malyalam T.V. channels like Asianet and Amritha
He has also rendered
his voice for the following Malayalam films:
Awards and other Recognitions:
Won Akashvani (All India Radio) Annual Award for the best musical feature produced in 1989 & 1990 (Gurussakshath Param Brahma on Adi Sankaracharya and Parayipetta Panthirukulam national Integration Feature).
Honored by Malliyur Thirumeni, a doyen in the field of Bhagavatha Sapthaham in Kerala and received a title by name Ramakadha Shukan from him in the year 1998.
He has anchored for 4 years a very popular music programme entitled Ragolsavam, based on classical ragas, in the Kairali Channel T.V.
He joined as Programme Executive in All India Radio in 1985 and has voluntarily retired from All India Radio in April 2007
Master of Commerce from Kerala University