Music and dance reviews
The Panchamrutha Sugama Sangeetha Academy is conducting music classes in both Sugama Sangeetha and folklore from last two decades under the direction of Gayathri Keshavamurthy.
Apart from monthly programmes (Kavi Dani) it also conducts music festival, every year. The Academy celebrated “Janapada Sampada” with Kannada folk songs. Senior musician Vinutha Budihal was felicitated on the occasion.
Students of the Academy opened the programme with an invocatory song on Ganesha, customarily. 15 young students – all below 12 years – sang boldly with confidence. Thus the song “Ganapathi” gave them a bright start. It was followed by another folk song “Hoguvenu Nagamallige”.
Nanjundeswara and Male Mahadeshwara are the subjects of a number of folk songs. So also the next composition “Thinga Thingallige Chanda Nanjanagudu” and “Baagi Baagi Bangara Thugi” – were sung by “Dasha Mahileyaru” – 6 to 60 years old, in unison. Three students of Anitha Cultural Trust narrated “Nimbia Banada Myaga” pleasingly. The “Naada Myalina Naagara Panchami” by the duo Gayathri Keshavamurthy and Sandhyasri was also evocative. Popular artistes Shashidhar Kote (Chellidaru Malligeya) and Vinutha Budihal (Kel Kel Utharahalli Maravva) stole the show by their rich voice and matured presentation.
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