Hindustani Music Festival in City

The funds raised will be directed to BKF\'s dialysis programme

Published: 17th September 2014 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2014 06:23 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The 11th edition of the annual Dhwani-BKF Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Hindustani Music Festival will be held in the city at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar on September 20 and 21.

Renowned musicians like Alka Deo Marulkar and Kalapini Komkali will perform at the event, while a concert by Ustad Bahauddin Dagar and Pt Uday Bhawalkar will also be held. Vidushi Lalith J Rao will be honored with the prestigious Pt Mallikarjun Mansur Award 2014 on the occasion.

The festival aims to promote Hindustani music among youngsters and provide music lovers of Bangalore the chance to listen to some rare and accomplished artists. In addition, it also hopes to mobilise funds for BKF’s dialysis programme.   

The festival will begin at 5 pm on Saturday with a concert by vocalist Bharathi Prathap.

Buoyed by the success of previous edition’s experiment of morning ragas and the response it generated, the foundation will hold the Sunday morning concert this year too. Kalapini Komkali, a musician in her own right and the daughter of Kumar Gandharva, will perform between 9 am and 11.30 am on Sunday. In the evening, young artiste Omkarnath Havaldar, son of the state’s most seasoned vocalist Nagraj Rao Havaldar, will perform between 5 pm and 6 pm.

 For more information, contact Guru Prasad at 99454-24053. Donor passes are available at `49/- per session at K C Das, MG Road. Ph: 2559-2021; Calypso, Jayanagar 3rd Block. Ph: 2245-2368; Channel 9, Jayanagar 7th Block. Ph: 2665-4443 and BKF Office. Ph: 2698-1086.


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