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Ananda Dhwani announces Whitefield Music Festival 2018

28 renowned musical maestros to perform

14th November 2018, Bangalore: Ananda Dhwani, a not for profit organization promoting Indian Classical Music and Dance, has announced the Whitefield Music Festival 2018 (A Rare and Unique Jugalbandi Series) in the city. The Festival was started in 2011 with the goal of exposing audiences to the nuances of Indian Classical Music and Dance. The aim is to promote and preserve the Indian Classical Arts, by nurturing talent.
The 2018 edition of the two-day event is being held on the 17th and 18th November’ 2018 at Inner Circle Ground- Whitefield, Bangalore. 28 renowned musical maestros would be performing at the event to engage and entertain the audience through their unique talents. This is an open festival and the entries would be free.
Internationally acclaimed and renowned artists Mr. Unni Krishnan (Kathakali dancer), Mr. Biren Kalindi (Chhau dancer), Mr. Prabal Gupta (Director & Choreographer) and Mr. Prabir Bhattacharya (Sitarist) addressed the media during a press conference today.
In line with this, Ishita Dutta, Trustee of Ananda Dhwani says, “Indian Classical Music and art forms have been losing its essence lately and we tend to drift away from our heritage and culture. Through these events, we try to focus on creating an awareness about our art forms and thereby make music and art part of our lifestyle. We are offering free entry hoping to share the performances with a larger audience.”
About Ananda Dhwani
Ananda Dhwani literally means Happy Melody! Happiness and Peace through music is what Ananda Dhwani symbolizes. The seeds of Ananda Dhwani were sown by renowned Sitarist, Late Pandit Deepak Chaudhury and it is being nurtured by his student Sangeet Ratna Shree Prabir Bhattacharya, along with others. You could be a professional or an amateur, a student, a teacher or an audience, but if its music which makes you smile, you are part of the world of Ananda Dhawni.
For further contact details | Induja Aravind +91 9677236234,| Vinod Kumar +91 97411 83199,| Sneha Mukherjee +91 89611 41130, |

Annexure I
Event schedule:
November 17, 2018:
Vid. Mysore Manjunath (Carnatic Violin) & Ud. Muraad Ali Jugalbandi (Sarangi) Jugalbandi — accompanied by Pt. Ojas Adhiya (Tabla), Vid. Bangalore Praveen (Mridangam), Vid. Somnath Roy (Ghatam)
Kathakali & Chhau Jugalbandi — Directed & Choreographed by Vid. Prabal Gupta (Supported by
November 18, 2018:
Dr. Suma Sudhindra (Veena) & Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya (Sitar) Jugalbandi — accompanied by Pt. Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla), Vid. K. U. Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), Vid. Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)
Jasrangi Concert by Pta. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande & Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar — accompanied by Rohit Mujumdar (Tabla), Ajinkya Joshi (Tabla), Milind Kulkarni (Harmonium), Abhinay Ravande (Harmonium).

Pre-event Press Conference on Wednesday 3 pm at The Iris Hotel , 70 Brigade Road , Bangalore.