Krishna Jayanti Music and Dance from Sept.7
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Krishna Jayanti Music and Dance from Sept.7

Ganabharathi is celebrating Krishna Jayanti Music and Dance Festival from Sept.7 to 9 at Veene Seshanna Bhavan in Kuvempunagar. Popular young artistes and senior artistes will perform on this occasion. Details of the festival are as follows:

Sept.7: At 6 pm there will be a flute recital by Vid. J. A. Jayanth,  accompanied by Vid. Vittal Rangan on violin, Vid. K. U. Jayachandra Rao on mridanga and Vid. S. Manjunath on ghata.

Sept.8:  At 6 pm, Hindustani vocal concert by Vidu. Kalpana Sumanth, accompanied by Vid. Sriram Bhat on harmonium and Vid. Ramesh Dhanoor on tabla.

Sept.9: At 5 pm, felicitation to Sugama Sangeetha artiste Vidu. H.R. Leelavathi, Music Organiser  Lakshminarayana Babu, Karnatak Classical Musician Vidu. Koviladi R. Kala and Veena artiste Vidu S.V. Rukmini. Veteran Karnatak classical music artiste Vidu. Gowri Kuppuswami will be the chief guest.

Prizes will be distributed to winners of various competitions held as part of Krishna Jayanti on Sept.9 at 5 pm. President of Ganabharathi  Dr. C.G. Narasimhan will preside. This would be followed by a dance feature “Krishnadarshana” by Vidu. Bhanumathi and troupe.

A  special review competition of the above dance and music programmes of Krishna Jayanti festival is also being organised this year. Interested participants below 25 years can take part.

Artistes’ profile

Vid. J. Jayanth: A prodigy, driven by divine in-born talent and bubbling enthusiasm in bamboo flute, he was naturally drawn into the tutelage of his grandfather, noted flautist late T. S. Sankaran (prime disciple of Flute Mali) in a traditional Guru-Sishya parampara since the age of five. Much before at the age of four, he was grounded well in vocal music by his grand mother late V.S. Sundari.

Vidu. Kalpana Sumanth: Born to Umashankar Rajanahally and Suneetha Umashankar from Davanagere in North Karnataka, Kalpana started learning Hindustani vocal at the tender age of five under Pandit Maruthi Rao Inamdar, a maestro from Gwalior Gharana. Kalpana received further training from eminent vocalists Veena Sahasrabuddhe of the Gwalior Gharana and Aditi Upadhya of the Agra Gharana.

Vidu. Bhanumathi: Born in a musically inclined family, her mother was Isamani L. R. Lakshmi, a noted composer and father Dr. C. S. Balakrishnan, a zealous promoter of Indian Classical Music. She has had the privilege of the tutelage of legends like Padma Shri K. N. Dandayuthapani Pillai at Chennai, Padma Bhushan Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma, the doyenne of Mysore Palace tradition and Padma Bhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.  

Prize winners

Karnatak Classical Music Vocal – Junior:  Amulya R. Bhat, P. Prerana (first), Dhanya, Lasya Naduthota (second), Anwita Srikiran, Bhuvan Datta Padhiraa (third); Senior: Mahatee Raghuram (first), M.R. Vishnu (second), R. Nithyashree (third), R. P.  Koushik, Amogha Kashyap, Shreyas Bhat (consolation).

Karnatak Classical Music Instrumental – Junior: Anwita Srikiran, Bhuvan Datta Padhiraa (first), P.V. Varun, Udaya Raghavendra (second), P.N.Nihal (third); Senior: Prajwal Rangharajan (first), N.A. Amogha (second).

Percussion Instruments – Junior: Chidatma Datta Chaganti (first), H.Manoj Kumar (second), Sudharshan R. Srinivas (third); Senior: S. Shamitha (first), M. Sathwik (second), V. Varchas (third).

Dasara Padagalu – Junior: P. Prerana, Dhanya (first), Amulya R. Bhat, N. Skanda, M.D. Aayush (second), Nayana Nagaraj, Anagha Bhat, Utpal (third), Laysa Naduthota, Bhoomika Arun (consolation); Senior: R. Nithyashree (first), Mahatee Raghuram (second),  V. Ananya (third), Ananya R. Bhat, Ruthvik C. Raj (consolation), Shreyas Bhat (special).

Mankutimmana Kagga – Junior: N. Utpala (first), Bhoomika Arun (second), Nikitha S. Gowda (third), Monalisa (consolation); Senior:  K.V.Priya (first), Rithvik C. Raj (second), Thejashree N. Murthy (third).

Vachana Gayana – Junior: Amulya R. Bhat (first), P.Prerana (second), N.Skanda (third), M.D. Ayush, Nayana Nagaraj (consolation); Senior: R. Nithyshree (first), V. Ananya (second), K.V.Priya (third), V. Gouri,  Ananya R. Bhat (consolation).

Music Quiz – Junior: Lasya Naduthota (first), Adithi Naduthota (second), N.Dhanya (third), Bhoomika Arun (consolation); Senior: Tejashri N. Murthy (first), V. Gouri (second).

Essay Writing – Junior: Amulya R. Bhat (first), Lasya Naduthota (second), P.N.Nihal (third); Senior: Nagapooja (first), U.Shamanth (second), Ananya R. Bhat (third).

September 6, 2018

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