Mangaluru, Jul 6: The Bolava Vittala music programme, which has been running successfully for three years, will be held this year on July 24 from 5 pm at Town Hall.
The programme consists of nonstop vocal recital by Pandit Venkatesh Kumar and Devaki Pandith, maestros of Hindustani and Carnatic Music from Hubballi.
For the first time in the history of Mangaluru, such a programme was held in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Town Hall amidst a jampacked audience. With a view to revive the cultural arena which was dimmed by Covid-19 and with the intention of rousing interest in music lovers, Pandit Venkatesh Kumar and Devaki Pandith will perform in the form of Abhanga simultaneously this year. They will be accompanied by Prasad Pade on Tabla, Pratap Awaad on Pathawaj, Aditya O K on Harmonium, Suryakanthi Surve on Mridangam and Shadaaz Godkindi on flute.
This is a novel Santhavani programme called Bolava Vittala which is a wonderful concept by Pancham Nishad who organises several great music programmes throughout the country. Pancham Nishad Programmes are organised every year in the month of Ashaad but this year it is being organised with the backdrop of Covid. Pancham Nishad has organised several such programmes under the banner of Bolava Vittala in various cities such as Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi, Goa, Kolkata and Bengaluru. These programmes were introduced to Mangaluru by Sangeeth Bharathi Foundation in 2018 and now have become very popular here.
Music lovers wishing to attend this programme can get a pass from Expert College at Kodialbail from Monday July 18. Prof L Narendra L Nayak, vice president of Sangeeth Bharathi Foundation said that entry is limited to the pass holders.