Nurturing young talent

Over the years, several of the young artists featured in this festival, have gone on to make a prominent name for themselves including Ustad Rashid Khan, the Gundecha Brothers, Kaushiki Chakraborti, Sanjiv Abhyankar, the Bangash Brothers and Uday Bhawalkar.

This year's concerts will feature three young vocalists and instrumental recitals on sitar, shehnai and violin. The festival opens with a shehnai recital by Vinayak Devadiga on August 29 at 6.15 pm.

This will be followed by Pallab Das, a disciple of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar, presenting a Dhrupad recital.

The concert on August 30 will witness Dattatreya Velankar presenting a vocal recital at 10 am, and Shakir Khan performing a sitar recital at 11.45 pm.

At 6 pm, Srivani Jade will render a vocal recital and at 7.15 pm, Sangeeta Shankar, daughter and disciple of N Rajam, will present a violin recital. Entry is free.

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