Thursday, September 29, 2016
AKASHVANI SANGEET SAMMELAN-2016 HELD AT RAVINDRA KALAKSHETRA, BANGALORE
All India Radio, Bengaluru organized Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan 2016 on Saturday, 24th September 2016 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J.C.Road, Bengaluru. The evening presented a great opportunity for the ardent music lovers to listen to some great performances. Vidushi Neela Ramgopal , popularly known as “ Neela Mami” , Top grade Karnatic Vocalist and a renowned guru was the guest of honour at the event. Vidushi Neela Ramgopal was felicitated by Smt.B.V.Padma, Station Director, All India Radio, Bengaluru and Sri N. Chandrashekar, Deputy Director General(P), DDK, Bangalore.
First event was Dhrupad & Dhamar performance by Prashant-Nishant Mallick. They enthralled the audience with powerful voice and soulful rendition carrying the richness of Gouharbani and Khandarbani style. Their rendition of Rag Malkouns, Gauti & Rag Charukeshi mesmerized the packed audience of Ravindra Kalakshetra. They were accompanied on Pakhawaj by Mrinal Mohan Upadhaya and on Sarangi by Santosh Kumar Mishra.
The second programme was Saxophone recital by Shimoga K.Kumaraswamy. He is accredited for popularizing Dasa Sahitya on instrumental music. This was a rare occasion where in a Guru gave accompaniment support to his disciple. Audience were spellbound by the passion & enthusiasm shown by 84 year old veteran Vidwan Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan through his performance. Sri K.Kumaraswamy was accompanied on Ghatam by Tripunithara Radhakrishnan and Sri A.P.Srinivas on Violin.
Final programme was “Chatur Ghata Vinyasam” by Grammy award winning Indian percussionist Vikku Vinayakram and party. The exceptional ease with which the maestro performed captivated the packed audience. “ Guruvandanam” , the item executed by Sri Vikku Vinayakram and his team of H.Sivaramakrishnan, S.Chandrasekar Sharma, N.Guruprasad, B.Venkatasubramaniam , H.Umashankar on Ghatam mesmerized the gathering yearning for more.
Dr.N.Raghu, AD(P), Sri S.S.Cholin, PEX & Sri A.V.Vinod Kumar,PEX coordinated Akashvani Sangeeth Sammelan 2016 held at Bangalore. The entire event was organized with the full cooperation and support from Doordarshan Kendra, Bengaluru, who had video recorded the concerts for future telecast on DD Bharati.