A festival of Carnatic and Hindustani music is awaiting classical music lovers during the first week of February in Bangalore.

The five-day Raaga Sambrahma, organised by the Bharatiya Saamagaana Sabha, begins on February 1.

Festival committee chairman B.N. Vishwanath told presspersons here that this year the emphasis was on innovation and inclusiveness.

Planning

“Careful and diligent planning has gone into the selection of the ragas and the artistes.”

Renowned musicians will explore 14 ragas in 14 concerts.

Two specials on Pancharatna Kritis and devaranama too will be held.

Award

The evening programme on February 1 will start with the presentation of the second Saamagaana Mathanga Award, which carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, to nonagenarian musician R.K. Srikantan at 5.30 p.m., followed by vocal by Ranjani and Gayathri (Kamboji).

The five-day music festival will conclude with a vocal recital by Nithyashree Mahadevan (Bhairavi).

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