What i thought would be an extension of sunday nights at opus turned out to be a jaw dropping outstanding night of talent.
Not just that, but the ambience was amazing too. I felt truly privileged to be part of it all.
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ap sarvottam : flute,
prakash sontakke : slide guitar,
t.a.s mani : mridangam,
b.k. chandamouli : khanjira,
t.n. ramesh : ghatam,
karthik mani : drums,
v. krishna : dhol,
l. bheemachar : morching,
harsha samaga : chande,
b.c. manjunath: konnakol,
muthu : tabla
Sri T.N.Ramesh: Ghatam
is the senior most student of Vidwan Sri T.A.S.Mani. He has been honoured B-high grade in both mridangam and ghatam. He was the first rank holder for the state in Vidwat.He has also performed with eminent aritists like Sri Balamuralikrishna, N.Ramani,Maharajpuram Santhanam, D.K.Pattamal, R.A.Ramamani and many more.He has played in National network of AIR and Doordarshan many a times.Many of his cassettes and CD's have been realesed.
Karthik Mani hails from a family of musicians. He has performed in Various Prestigious festivals in
Recently he performed at the “Century of song” festival with the African singer Mory Kante, Tunisian singer Dhafer Yousuf and Carnatic Vocalist Mrs Ramamani. In the same festival he also played with Afro-Cuban percussionist Mokhtar Samba and Japanese guitarist Paul Shigihara.
B C Manjunath: konnakol
born in 1976 is a talented young artiste who has many achievements in the sphere of music. Manjunath's creative impulses have flowered in various forms, from the classical to fusion. In order to reinforce these faculties, he also learned to recite Konnakkol, giving full _expression to his talent through a wide repertoire of compositions. His performances reveal his command over the Laya those lines under his distinct style. He has accompanied many greats from
He has shared the stage along some international legends like Kani karaka (Turkish Sufi singer), Lucio Dalla (Italian Pop music icon), Robin Eubanks (Trombone genius from
Some composers he worked with are Rafael Reina, Riccardo Nova, members of Bhedam and organisations like Conservatorium of Amsterdam, The Carnatic lab festival 2001, 2003 2005 and 2007, Zagreb Music Biennale 2003, North Sea Jazz festival 2003, Fabrica Italy, United Colors of Benetton, Amsterdam percussion group, Santander Percussion festival-Spain, Perth International festival-Perth, Roma Europe Festival 2004-06, Milano Musica at John Cage Festival 2007, Akram Khan Dance Company, Ictus Ensemble from Belgium, Quintetto Bibiena from Italy, Het Nederlands Fluit Orkest.Manjunath has performed in some prestigious venues like Theatre de la Ville – Paris, Queen Elizabeth Hall-London, Sydney Opera House-Sydney, Jazz at Lincoln Centre-New York, La Fenice—Venice, Tropen Museum-Amsterdam Muziek Gebouw—Amsterdam and Lille Opera House--France.
Manjunath has been a regular member of many percussion ensembles. He has many cassettes and CD’s to his credit like Nadalayavrusti of Layamilana from Mookambika talavadya sangeetha kalashale, Laya Vinyasa of Percussive Arts Centre, Bangalore, Rikshaw Chase from Bhedam, Slick Road with Timucin Sahin, Turkish Guitar player and more.
is a veteran mridanga artiste and has great achievements to his credit in the field of music.
Sri Chandramouli is a B High grade artiste in All India Radio. He has been nominated as Asthana Vidwan of Sri Vyasaraja math, T Narsipur,
Sri Chandramouli does not fall behind when it comes to organising. He himself runs an institute called Sri Mookambika Talavadya Sangeetha Kalashale where he has trained hundreds of students for past 26 years.
Prakash Sontakke : Slide Guitar
Hindustani vocalist, Hidustani style Hawaain guitar player and composer, Prakash has been at the forefront of fusion music playing in
Recipient of the Aryabhatta and Ganayogi Panchakshari Gawai Awards, Prakash has many recordings and CD releases to his credit, apart from being a senior artiste in Radio and T.V. Prakash has been a Judge for various music competitions.T.A.S Mani: Mridangam
is an Internationally known Percussion Ensemble which has travelled extensively all over the world. It believes in Promoting the Traditional , folk and Western percussion Instruments. It combines an exuberant rhythmic drive with soaring Ecstatic lyricism. Rhythmic cycles unfold in a spellbinding crescendo, releasing the increasingly technical virtuosity of each percussionist.
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