Krishnajayanti Music and Dance Festival in city from Sept 7

Mysuru, September 05:- Ganabharathi is celebrating Krishnajayanti Music and Dance Festival from September 7 to 9 at Veenesheshanna Bhavan at Kuvempunagar in the city.

Popular young artistes and senior artistes are performing will perform on the occasion.All the connoisseurs are invited to take part in the festival.

On September 7 at 6 pm,  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 has been organised.

On September 8 at 6 pm, a Hindustani vocal concert by Vid Kalpana Sumanth, accompanied by Vid Srirambhat on harmonium and Vid Ramesh Dahnoor on tabala has been organised.

On September 9 at 5 pm, the following well-known personalities in the field of music will be felicitated – Sugama sangeetha artiste Vid H R Leelavathi,  music organiser Sri Lakshminarayana Babu, Carnatic classical musician Vid Koviladi R Kala and Veena artiste Vid S V Rukmini.

Veteran Carnatic classical music artiste Vid Gowri Kuppuswami will be the chief guest for the felicitation programme. Surgeon and president of Ganabharathi Dr C G Narasimhan will preside over the programme.  A dance programme  ‘Krishnadarshana’ by Vid Bhanumathi and troupe will be staged on the occasion.


Vid J Jayanth is one of the most promising flautists in Carnatic music arena. 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 grandmother late V S Sundari.

Vid Kalpana Sumanth born to Sri Umashankar Rajanahally and Suneetha Umashankar from Davanagere in north Karnataka, started learning Hindustani vocal at the tender age of five years under Pandit Maruthi Rao Inamdar, a maestro from the Gwalior Gharana.  Her father recognised her potential and put her to rigorous music training at a tender age to ensure a strong foundation in the Khayal music.  Kalpana received further training from eminent vocalists of the country,  Veena Sahasrabuddhe of the Gwalior Gharana and  Aditi Upadhya of the Agra Gharana.

Vid B Bhanumathi was born in a musically inclined family. Her mother was Isamani L R Lakshmi, a noted and composer and father was Dr C S Balakrishnan, a zealous promoter of the cause of Indian classical music.

She has had the privilege of the tutelage of legends like Padmashri K N Dandayuthapani Pillai at Chennai, Padmabhushan Dr K Venkatalakshamma, the doyenne of Mysore Palace tradition and Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.  The popular group dance troupe, Bharatanjali formed under her aegis and instruction has performed over 1,000 shows in all major national dance festivals of India and has also visited the United Kingdom and the United States for performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations on group choreography and abhinaya, as well as cultural exchange programmes. -KK


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