When spirits soared...

ROCKING ACTS

When spirits soared...

 COLOURFUL Gurukiran performing. Held at the Durga Parameshwari Grounds, J P Nagar, one could not miss out on the habba spirit, be it the decorated roads, Avarebela Mela on the sides or the fireworks that filled up the sky. People came from all corners of the City to witness the show.

Shobha, a homemaker who came from Kengeri only for the habba, said, “When Bengaluru Habba started in the City, it was something new and curiosity used to pull us towards it but now after eight years, the festival has grown on us and no matter what, we would like to watch at least one event just to feel the unity the City has.”

The Karnataka Chalanachitra Sankranthi Sambrama began with a high octane show by music director Gurukiran and his team.

A group of dancers took stage to some peppy Gurukiran songs like Madeshwara from Mylari and Shiva Antha Hoguthidde from Jackie. Playback singers Chaitra and Chethan got the audience warmed up with songs like Bin Ladenu Nan Mava from Jogi and Yaare Nee Devatheya from Ambari.

 Gurukiran started his performance with Chamundi Thayi from Aptharakshaka, Kolle Nannana from Aramane and his very popular Mylapura Mylari got the audience dancing. He also had many surprises up his sleeve.

ENJOYING Radhika PanditHe got actor Rangayana Raghu to join him in singing Kettodrappa Pyate Hudugiru from Mylari and Radhika Pandit too crooned a couple of lines from her movie Krishnan Love Story and the highlight was when Rebel Star Ambarish sang a couple of lines from Huttidare Kannadanaadali Hutabeku.

Rockline Venkatesh, V Harikrishna, Shashank, Rangayana Raghu and Radhika Pandit were facilitated by the Academy for their contribution in their respective fields. This was then followed by another energetic performance by Raghu Dixit Project.

Describing his music as lungi rock, Raghu said, "The Habba is something we call our own. It’s a great feeling to see so many people backing this  and supporting it. Though we haven't changed our music for many years, people still love our songs which is a great feeling.”

The programme then culminated with his popular numbers like Mysorese Aayi Woh and Ninna Poojege Bande making the Sankranthi a happy one.

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