20 maestros to perform in Spicmacay

Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) will organise its national convention-2012 at NITK Surathkal from May 28 to June 3.

Governor H R Bharadwaj and Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda will be present at the inaugural programme.

Addressing a news conference on Sunday, SPICMACAY Founder Chairman Kiran Seth said that over the seven days of the convention, as many as 20 maestros will perform, 20 intensives will be organised, 20 master craftsmen will guide the participants, 1,500 students from 250 towns in India and abroad will take part. As many as 30 delegates from Pakistan are expected to take part in the event.

Performances of great Indian maestros like Vidwan T V Sankaranarayan, Dr N Rajam, Begum Parveen Sultana, Vidhushi Malavika Sarukkai, Madhavi Mudgal, Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath, Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra among others will be held. Since the event is happening in Karnataka, lot of prominence will be given to art forms of Karnataka like Yakshagana, Dollukunita, Kamsale etc.

Apart from this, classic films will be screened and heritage village will be put up for the benefit of the participants.

Gurukul model

The convention is planned to be organised in a gurukul-like atmosphere with a typical day beginning at 4 am with Naad Yog and Hatha Yog, followed by Shramadana, intensives with maestros in music/dance/theatre/art/craft/. After the lunch, talks, folk performances, screening of films, organizational discussion will be held to culminate into performances by maestros in the evening.

Student Convener of the event, Manikanta said that the registrations for the event have already been opened and the registration forms can be downloaded from the website-www.spicmacay.com or . Schools and colleges can directly register online on the website.

The last date for submitting the registration for Karnataka State is March 20.

Spicmacay Mangalore Chapter Chairperson Prof S G Mayya among others were present.

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