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Tradition and individual music

Tradition and individual music
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The festival that starts today will host a range of performances by prominent Indian classical music and dance artistes.

Vainika Vidwan - Madokaram Prashanth Iyengar will present a performance on ‘reconstructed’ Rudra Veena.

The event will also see ‘Recital of Prabandha’ (composition) in Hindustani and Karnataka music style by Salaga Suda, Ela and Navaratna Prabandhas.

As a part of the festival, ‘Shastra and Prayoga’, an academic session will also be hosted through a series of lecture demonstration by R S Nanda Kumar, Prashant Iyengar and K S Kannan, Karnataka Samskrit University.

The Nartana Niraya is one of the notable Sanskrit treatises on Indian music and dance, appearing after the Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva. Its author Sri Paarika Vitthala (sixteenth century) was a profound and versatile scholar who had also written Aragacandrodaya, Ragamala, Ragamanjari, Dutikarmaprakasa and Sighrabodhini-namamala.

He adorned the courts of Hindu and Muslim kings, including those of the rulers of Jaipur and Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Where: IGNCA, Janpath When: 21- 22 Nov
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