Minister Bellubbi to sing ‘Hantipada’

The 79th Kannada Sahitya Sammelan will be held at the Sainik School here for three-days from February 9.

As many as 186 troupes from various parts of the State will perform during the sammelan being held here after nine decades.

“Every day’s events will start with shehnaee, the traditional music that has captured the imaginations of music lovers for ages,” Gutti Jambunath, president of the cultural sub-committee of the sammelan, has said.

He told presspersons here on Wednesday that cultural programmes had been scheduled in such a way that they would be presented during lecture sessions.

He said 1,372 artistes would present folk programmes such as Karadai Majalu, Parijata, Lambani dance, Yakshagana and Gigi pada. There would be traditional music and dance programmes such as Bharatnatya, classical music, tabla, bhajans, light music and plays. The committee had decided to accord priority to folk arts of the north Karnataka region. Over 50 per cent of the artistes would be from the region.

Mr. Jambunath, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat, said that three visually-challenged artistes would perform during the sammelan. As many as 79 singers had been selected to present the “nada geete”. They would wear costumes representing various districts of the State. “A song ‘Noduba namma gola gummata’ (Come and see our Gol Gumbaz) will be presented during the sammelan,” Mr. Jambunath said and added that the Department of Information would have a special laser show.

The sammelan would have a special artiste who would sing “Hantipada” of the north Karnataka region. The song will be presented by Minister for APMC and district in-charge S.K. Bellubbi along with other artistes. “Hantipada is an intrinsic part of folk culture associated with the harvesting season,” Mr. Jambunath said.

Mr. Bellubbi, an amateur poet and singer, often sings his favourite song “Bijapura Jille Bijapura”. The song highlights the history, culture and the monuments in Bijapur district.

  • Sammelan to be held at Sainik School

  • 1,372 artistes to present folk programmes