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Event Date : 19 Jan 2021
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Piteelu .T.Chowdaiah Samsmarana Programme Sponsored by Sangeetaratna Mysore.T.Chowdaiah Vedike.
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Honouring with Title  DHANUR VAINIKA BRAHMA to Vid.Mysore.M.Nagaraj in honour of Piteelu Chowdaiah

Mysore.M.Nagaraj & Dr.Mysore.M.Manjunath-Violin Duet

Arjun Kumar-Mridanga

N.Amrith-Khanjira

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Amazingly gifted Violin Maestros Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Mysore Nagaraj, the sons and disciples of renowned violinist Prof.Mahadevappa, were child prodigies who matured quickly to emerge as one of the Top Ranking Violinists in India today. Their exceptional musical talents were first revealed at very tender age of 8 when they stormed in to the music world sweeping all the music lovers & critics off their feet by their extraordinary musical acumen. Acclaimed as child prodigies with astonishing musicianship, Nagaraj and Manjunath matured blossoming as one of the Brilliant and outstandingCarnatic Instrumentalists in the contemporary musical scene.

From child prodigies to trail blazers, captivating audiences & critics, Mysore brothers have created unrivalled record as Star performers in prestigious organizations world over. From Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera house, from Common Thread Music festivalinUSA to Federation Square in Melbourne,from World Music Festival inChicago to Esplanade Theatre inSingapore-to -Santa-Fe festival inNew Mexico,Mysore Brothers have enthralled audiences all over the world. The Los Angeles Times warmly noted that they have "crossed over so many boundaries to create Music wonder".

Nagaraj & Manjunath are one of the youngest musicians to be awarded A-TopRanking. Excelling academically also, Dr.Manjunath holds a Master of Music Degree, securing First rank and 4 Gold medals & has PhD inViolin from the University of Mysore. Currently he is on the faculty at the department of Music, University of Mysore, engaged in research activities. He has the credit of being the First ever-Indian violinist to be invited to perform at the prestigious International Violin conference held in Sandiego& is a regular performer for many years.


They havecollaborated with many outstanding musicians from all over the world Including Ned Mcgowan, Priyo, Mark wood, FabrizioCassol, Jai Uttal, Joe Craven, Fred Hamilton, Todd Haaby, Julliannomoderelli, renowned European orchestras - Akamoon, Spenifex, Ictus& etc. Individually their Jugalbandhi concerts with innumerable top Hindustani greats including PandithVishwamohanBhat, V.G.Jog, RonuMajumdar, Dr.N.Rajam, TejendraMajumdar, etc enthralled the audience world over.Laurels & accolades kept pouring in right from their child hood. They are one of the youngest musicians to be honored with the prestigious RajyothsavaAward by the Government of Karnataka.  Apart from many others. Mysore Nagaraj &Dr.Manjunath, one of the most visible cultural ambassadors of India, continue to preserve and spread the rich cultural heritage of Indian classical music, in all its glory.


Event Date : 17 Jan 2021
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Parur MSG Memorial concert Sponsored by Vid.H.K.Narasimha Murthy
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 S.Shankar-Vocal

Sindhu Suchetan-Violin

Tumkur.B.Ravishankar-Mridanga

Sharath Kaushik-Ghata

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Sri. S. Shankar was born as third son to Sri. G V Sastry and Smt. Rajamma G.V Sastry on November 27th 1950 in Jog, the town of world famous waterfall.  He attributes all his success to his mother for the early initiation to music. In 1961, he passed his junior exam in vocal. As a young boy,  at the age of ten, he received the 1st prize from Sri. Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar at a competition.  obtained B.Sc. degree from Renukacharya College, Bangalore. He completed his M.Sc. in Mathematics from the Central College, Bangalore.

The major breakthrough in his music endeavor was in 1973, when he got the first Prize at All India Radio’s annual music competition and later Best Young Musician Award of Madras Music Academy and Bangalore Gayana Samaja. He is an A-Top artiste of AIR

He had a long 38 years of Government service in the Accountant General Office, Bangalore and retired in November 2010. A music troupe of talented singers was formed in AG’s office and had the distinction of directing music for several dramas directed by his senior colleague, Abburu Sri Jayatheertha. He has also directed music for  D V Gundappa’s “Anthahpura Geete’” .

In the year 1994, he had the opportunity to participate in several Musical recordings directed by S. Krishna Murthy (SKM) for Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan. He accompanied Sri SKM to London center of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan to conduct Vadya Vrinda etc. and also presented concerts in UK,USA & Australia 

Having illustrious career in music spanning five decades, he has consistently lived upto to high standards of singing in the original Carnatic tradition.  His contributions to the field of music is not just restricted to concert performances but extended to lecture demonstrations, thematic presentations, innumerable recordings and his sincere and painstaking efforts to bring to light several relatively unknown compositions as compiled and edited by him in the book “Sangraha Krithi Mala”.

Many Sabhas have felicitated him for his rich contributions to Carnatic Music. Some of them are Sangeetha Vidyanidhi, Nadanidhi, Chandana Awards etc. He is “Asthana Vidwan” of Kanchi and Aavani Shankar mutts.

Event Date : 22 Nov 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt.D.Ramabai Memorial Programme sponsored By Dr.jagannath Shenoy
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Laya Raaga Samarpanam 

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Sthree Thaal Tharang 

Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal: Ghata Tharang, Ghatam & Konnakol

Smt. Y. G. Srilatha Nikshith: Veena

Kum. Lakshmi Pillay: Mridangam 

Smt. Bhagyalakshmi M Krishna: Morching

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Sthree Thaal Tharang is one of India’s most regarded women’s ensemble. Directed by India’s first woman ghatam player, maestro Smt. Sukanya Ramgopal, this group has performed extensively in India and abroad. The ensemble comprises of Ghata Tharang, Veena, Mridangam, Morching and Konnakol. The Ghata Tharang, conceptualised and developed by Sukanya, is a unique idea that involves playing melody on multiple Ghatams. Sthree Thaal Tharang presents Laya Raaga Samarpanam, a delightful and an exuberant musical expression by four women artistes.

Born on 13 June 1957 at Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu, Shrimati Sukanya Ramgopal received her initial training in Mridangam from T.R. Harihara Sharma and later polished her art in Ghatam under Shri Vikku Vinayakram. She is equally talented in Konnakol (vocal percussion).

An outstanding performer of Ghatam, Shrimati Suknaya Ramgopal is a top-grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, and an empanelled artist of I.C.C.R. She has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. Excelling both as a soloist and an accompanist, she has developed a distinctive style of playing the Ghatam. 

The founder of Sri Vikku Vinayakram School of Ghatam, Sukanya Ramgopal is also an eminent teacher and has been visiting faculty at several institutions. She has featured in a book Singer and the Song written by C.S. Lakshmi and published in 2000. She has been documented in a short film made by Bangalore Doordarshan in 2014. She has conducted many workshops on Ghatam in India as well as abroad. Shrimati Sukanya Ramgopal has received many titles and awards. These include the Nadajyothi Puraskar from Nada Jyothi Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Bhajana Sabha, Bangalore (1999); the Layakala Prathibhamani bestowed by Percussive Arts Centre, Bangalore (2001); the Ghata Kalaratna given by Ragamalika, Abu Dhabi (2014); and the Swara Bhushani conferred by the Bangalore Gayana Samaj in 2014.

Shrimati Sukanya Ramgopal receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2014 for her contribution to Carnatic instrumental music

Event Date : 21 Nov 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt Savitri Raghavendra memorial,Endowment programme sponsored by Sri Raghavendra
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Gamaka Vachana & Vyakhyana-Duryodhana Vilapa or Sahasa Bhima Vijaya.

Shubha Raghavendra-Gamaka Vachana

 Kru.pa.Manjunath-Vyakhyana

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An earthy and powerful voice that captures every one immediately…. this is Smt Shubha

Raghavendra from Mysuru.

Armed with a Bachelors degree in Music and an AIR Artist…she is one of those rare breed

who is a Professional Vocal Artist performing in concerts of various Genres such as pure

classical, Devotional songs, Light Music, Folk Music, Kamasaale, Rangageete, Gamaka and

Playback and is especially known for her very distinct and authentic renditions of folk songs,

Devotional, Vachanas and Gamaka.

For her versatality she has won many titles Such as GAANA KOGILE,GAYANA SARASWATI,GAMAKA VACHANA CHATURE etc.She has Made her mark in Zee Saregama as well a play back singer under greats like Hamsalekha & Others.She has participated in Many Prestigious events such as Mysore Dasara,Alva's Nudisiri,Viswa Kannada Sammelana etc. Through her own organisation Swara Sagara Foundation spreads the art as well does charity shows for genuine causes.


Kru.Pa.Manjunath Being the son of Smt.Jayalakshmi & Pandurang das an erudite scholar, a gamaki & Harikatha Vidwan the Literary art has just in his DNA. He ha won innumerable prizes in School & College in Debate,Mono Acting Music,Drama etc. He is known in the cultural circle as a good Anchor. He is continuously active in the field throgh his Drama Directions,Writing  Guide to Debators etc. He is also the Chief editor of Gamaka Dundubi  a quarterly magazine by Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishath to Promote Gamaka.He has won many laurells including the title Gamaka Kala Chatura.


Event Date : 20 Nov 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt Rukmini Ammal & Sri Rmaswamy Iyengar Memorial concert
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Mysore.M.Sumanth -Violin Solo

Nikshit Puttur-Mridanga

Sharath Kaushik-Ghata

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Chip of the old block,sumanth is the Grandson of Late M.Mahadevappa & Son of the Dr.M.Manjunath, one of the legendary Mysore Brothers Nagarj & Manjunath.Sumanth had his initial solid foundation in Music through his Grandfather apart from he also learnt Vocal Under Dr.Gowri Kuppuswamy a renowned Musician & a Musicologist. Presently he is under the brothers for the finer aspects. He has imbibed all the nuances of violin which makes him a Good Violinist.apart from Doing his doing B.Mus.at Mysore University.He has won lot of prizes in Competitions.He is a regular performer on Violin as an accompanist,Soloist as well  as duet with Father Manjunath,Uncle Nagaraj & Cousin Karthik.


Event Date : 22 Feb 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt.T.V.Alamelu Birthday Rememberance concert Sponsored by Dr.Meera Nathan
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SaiTejas Chandrasekar -Chromatic Harmonica(Mouthorgan)

Arjun Dinakar-Violin

G.S.Nagaraj-Mridanga

Sumana Chandrasekar-Ghata

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Saitejas Chandrashekar,A post graduate in Commerce,  has been training in Carnatic Classical Vocal Music under Vidushi Smt Rupa Sridhar andalso been learning Sugama Sangeeta from Pandit Sri Vishwanath Nakod. is a graded artiste of the All India Radio, Bengaluru. He is a recipient of several awards and prizes like the Nadakishora Award (Nadabrahma Sangeeta Sabha, Mysuru), Ananya Yuva Pratibha Award, Pratibhakankshi Award (Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bengaluru). He has performed at prestigious platforms across Karnataka and also at Hyderabad, Chennai, Patna, Rajamundry and so on. 

 Saitejas has also learnt Hindustani Classical Tabla as well receiving guidance in Harmonium  from Pandit Sri Vishwanath Nakod. He has performed on the Tabla at renowned platforms like Hampi Utsav 2000,  and has played for numerous Jugalbandi and percussion ensemble concerts. 

Saitejas also has the credit of introducing the Harmonica (Mouth Organ) into Carnatic classical music. He is the first and only person in the world to perform full fledged Carnatic classical concerts on the harmonica and is an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in the Carnatic Instrumental Category. . 

Saitejas has shared platforms with  internationally acclaimed Harmonica maestro Brendan Power, and  is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Milon Gupta Award for Excellence in Harmonica Playing 2018’ instituted by Surabhi Music Academy, Pune, and has also been honoured by the Kolkata Harmonica Association. 

Saitejas is the director of ‘Hamsanada’ – India’s only Youth Harmonica Ensemble and has been instrumental in promoting the Harmonica through programmes like ‘Harmonica Vaibhava’ and ‘Reeds n Ragas’,  He has also co-authored “Joy of playing harmonica” a handbook for harmonica beginners, along with Sri Avinash Kulkarni. Saitejas also plays the Melodica, Cajon and other percussion instruments. 

Event Date : 15 Feb 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt.Shanta Narasimham Memorial concert Sponsored by Smt.Seetha Vatsalchari
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S.Saketharaman-Vocal

H.K.Venkatram-Violin

K.U.Jayachandra Rao-Mridanga

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Saketharaman (born on 24 November 1982) is one of the top performing musicians of Carnatic music in India. He is a prime disciple of Padmabushan Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman. He started learning carnatic vocal from Late Srirangam Krishnamurthy Rao at the age of 4. Subsequently he learnt under Late Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy. He has learnt several Padams and Javalis from Smt Geetha Raja. He currently learns rare kirthanas of Trinity and other yesteryear composers from Vid Shri Nagai Muralidharan.  Saketharaman, cherishing his Lalgudi schooling where the raga-bhava, laya nuances and the stunningly diverse sangatis. Saketharaman's mother, Vijaya Santhanam, is a postgraduate in Chemistry and an ardent follower of Shri Shri Krishna Premi Swamigal. His father, Santhanam, is a Chartered Accountant. His elder sister, Vishaka Hari is a well known Harikatha exponent. His wife, Vidhya, is a doctor. The couple reside in Chennai and have a daughter and a son. A Software engineer  works for Goldman Sachs dealing with investment banking in Bangalore. He is also an A-Grade AIR artist.

Saketharaman has composed more than 100 Pallavis, which are featured regularly in his concerts. These have been composed in rare Thalas. Several thematic pallavis such as "SaptaSwara SaptaRaga SaptaThala", "Ashta Gowlai", "Swarakshara", "Ranjani mala", "Pancha Ranga Kshetra"  & manipravala.

He has been recognised with very prestigious awards from High profile Sabhas. He was also selected and Participated in Republic day Parade alongwith President of India for his meritorious achievements during Schooling.

Event Date : 05 Jan 2020
Event Time: 05:30 pm
Program : Dr.A.K.Gopalarajan memorial Annual day Endowment by Fraternity of Doctors.
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'NADABRAHMA' Title to Vid.T.A.S.Mani(Cash prize instituted by Chitraveena Ravikiran in Memory of Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar.)

             NADAKISHORA Title to Yoga Advaith Veturi  winner of Nadakishorotsava2019 and prizes to Prize winners of nadakishorotsava 2019.

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 2ndPrize-C.S.Keshavachandra,3rd Prize to Raam Manikandan & Aishwarya Manikarnika.Best Violinist to C.V.Shruti, Best Mridangist-Malladi Arvind (Cash prizes By Dr.K.V.LakshmiDevi,Smt Sarala in Memory of Sri K.V.Anantharamaiah) Bellary M.Venkateshachar Memorial Best Male Vocalist-Yoga Advaith Veturi.

@6PM  TALA TARANGINI by Vid.T.A.S.mani & group.Vid.Bellary.M.Rraghavendra-Vocal,Vid.M.Keshava-Violin,Vid.T.A.S.Mani-Mridanga,Vid.G.Omkar Rao-Ghata, Vid.Sunad Anoor-Khanjira,Vid.Bhaskar-Tavil,Vid.S.Sudarshan-Dholak,Vid.M.Gururraj-Morsing,Vid.T.N.Ramesh-Kunnakkol

Vidwan T A S Mani,Founder & Principal - Karnataka College of Percussion, Bangalore is a multi-dimensional personality with proficiency, specialization, experience and a glorious track record in different aspects of music. Mani is a proficient teacher of South Indian Percussion music with an unparalleled list of performing artists trained under his tutelage.

As a composer and conductor Mani has brought in the intricate percussion beats to produce pleasing music through fusion of Indian and western forms of music. He also has the distinction of being the first in the country to start a percussion ensemble which brought in different percussion instruments on a single platform.

 Mani as an author has written books which are prescribed texts for South Indian Percussion Music from starters to professionals. Mani as a researcher has innovated many new techniques in playing and innovative permutations of micro beat phrases (sholkhat) to create pleasing and clear percussion music.

As a performer he started his career at a tender age of 10. He has been performing for over 7 decades across the country and abroad. Rated as an "A-Top" artist by the All India Radio he has given many performances in AIR and Doordarshan apart from performing in many other private TV Channels. He has performed in AIR and Doordarshan in all the important time slots and programs like National Program of Music, Sangeet Sammelan, Outside Broadcast concerts etc.

Mr. Mani has toured all across India and abroad for performances in all the leading music gatherings,Institutions (Sabhas) and music festivals.

Madras Music Academy and during the year 1970 he was awarded the “Henry Wilson Award” as the best accompanist.

He has accompanied a wide galaxy of artists of the South Indian Music .He has given lecture demonstrations across India and in Swtizerland, Germany, Australia, Austria etc.,

Gauging the interest amongst the audiences across India and the world Mr Mani started the “TalaTarangini” a new concept of creating a 90 minute concert with percussion instruments from across different parts of India. This was a novel and unique concept during 1975, and he thus has the distinction in India for being the first to a start percussion ensemble. 

Mr Mani has the distinction of blending the south Indian traditional music with western and Jazz music to produce modern and experimental music. Through this bold approach he has taken Indian Music right into the core of Jazz festivals and musicians.



Event Date : 04 Jan 2020
Event Time: 06:00 pm
Program : Smt.Rukmini Ammal & Sri Ramaswamy Iyengar memorial concert Sponsored by Their Children.
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   Yoga Advaith Veturi -Vocal

                 C.V.Shruti-Violin

                 Malladi Aravind-Mridanga

                 Vikram Bharadwaj-Ghat

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Advaith is 20 years old and has been learning Caranatic Vocal music for the past 15 years . He has been fortunate to be guided by some of the best teachers and under their encouragement, he has blossomed to be a promising talent. He is currently training under the esteemed guru Sri NeyveliSanthanagopalan. ( since October 2013)

Advaith hails from an illustrious family steeped in literature and music. His great grandfather Sri. Veturi Prabhakara Sastry was a pundit in Sanskrit and Telugu languages . He was renowned for unearthing the hidden treasure of over 20 thousand Annamacharya compositions lying forgotten for over 6 centuries in the

Annamayya Sankeerthana Bhandagaram at Tirumala temple and bringing them to light in 1920. Advaith’s grandfather Sri.Veturi Ananda Murthy is a respected Litterateur and researcher, who is an authority on Tallapaka Annamacharya. His aunt Smt Yoga Vandana is an A top Vainika and his inspiration.

He has performed in various sabha’s (since the age of 9 ), Globally and has won many prizes & appreciation.

Advaith is currently pursuing Msci in Applied Medicine at University College London, UK .

Event Date : 03 Jan 2020
Event Time: 05:00 pm
Program : Guruvandana to Parurs
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Dr.Poornaprgna,M.Keshava,Kritik Kaushik,PramodSatishkumar,Priyvi Bhaskar$ C.V.Shruti will be on Violin,While AnaghaK.S.,Bhumika,ShreyaRathnasri & Vasudha On Vocal,G.S.Ramanujan,A.radheshNandan Kashyap, Arvind & Shubhang will Support on Mrindanga.


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 Parur, a small town near Aluva and the headquarters of a taluk with the same name, was the home town of MSG’s father Parur Sundaram Iyer, who himself was an outstanding violinist. Incidentally, it is Parur Sundaram Iyer who introduced the violin to Hindustani music in 1909, while learning under the legendary Hindustani musician Pandit D.V. Paluskar, then Principal of Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, Mumbai.

Sundaram Iyer served as member of faculty there and returned to Chennai in 1922. He created a new style of violin recital by combining the features of Carnatic and Hindustani styles. This unique style came to known as ‘Parur bani’ and M.S. Gopalakrishnan became the chief proponent of the style. Apart from Dr. Narmada and Suresh, daughter and son of MSG, M.S. Anantharaman, brother of MSG and his two sons M.A. Sundareshan and M.A. Krishnaswamy, are the other torch bearers of the Parur bani now. Members of the next generation of these violinists are also following the tradition of the Parur bani.

H.K.Narasimha Murthy one of the staunch desciples has organised this event as a Guruvandana.

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By Other Sabha
Event Date : 18 Jan 2015
Event Time: 6:00 pm
Program : Raaga Vaibhava
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Ranjani& Gaytri-Party

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Ranjani and Gayatri have been performing as a vocal duo for more than a decade. As children, they were initiated into vocal music by their mother Smt. Meenakshi Balasubramanian, from whom they continue to learn and are blessed to have the guidance of their father Shri. N. Balasubramanian, who has not only been a strong support but, an integral part of their life and career. For the last several years they have been under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kala Acharya and veteran musician Shri. P. S. Narayanaswamy. Their deep roots in classical music, along with the intense training that they continue to do, have established them as artists of international repute. They have been
born with strong, malleable voices which continue to win the hearts of listeners, traditional and lay. Each sister has a striking style of the own, yet blends so beautifully with the other. They have total control over
pronunciation and voice modulation that makes their music "bhavam" laden. Ranjani and Gayatri who were sensitive to delicate nuances of Carnatic music even as toddlers, started off learning Carnatic violin from Sangeetha Bhushanam, Prof. T.S. Krishnaswami. They were found to be gifted with a natural aptitude for the instrument which gave them early success with a debut performance within three years of learning. They became established violin artists and started dedicated and arduous vocal training which gave them enduring success in both areas. Recognition was instant and prestigious awards were showered on them. The All India Radio has awarded them an A-Grade in both
violin and vocal music.

Event Date : 25 Jun 2014
Event Time: 6:00 pm
Program : SriRamasevaMandali CharitableTrust
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PranavKikkeri-Vocal

Mysore.S.Sangita-Violin

A.Radhesh-Mridanga

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Pranav kikkeri is a young talent from US.He has been nurtured by Sangita samrat Chitraveena.N.Ravikiran. Has a good voice & has imbibed music beyond his age

Event Date : 08 Feb 2014
Event Time: 6:00 pm
Program : RagaVaibhava
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VisakaHari&Party-Musical Discourse

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A musician basically,Visaka has created a niche for herself by creating the concert in a thematic way by intertwining the music to give a story with some Katha kalakshepa in between thereby integrating Harikatha & Classical music in its best possible blend

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