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Something for Carnatic and Hindustani music fans

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B.K Anantha Ram
B.K Anantha Ram

Music lovers are in for a treat as the Vamshi Academy Music Trust, promoted by well-known flautist B.K Anantha Ram, will organise the annual Karthik Music Festival on November 24 and 25 here. This will be the 14th edition of the festival which will see Carnatic and Hindustani music concerts as well as a flute duet with a percussion ensemble.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Monday, Anantha Ram said there would be Carnatic and Hindustani music concerts on the inaugural day. The final day will see a flute duet with the percussion ensemble programme, ‘Vamshi Laya Vahini’, performed by seven artistes on the final day.

Some of the artistes who will be performing at the festival apart from Anantha Ram are Sangita Katti, M.S. Sheela, R. Chandrika, M. Lalitha, santoor player Path Amin and percussion artist V.S. Rajagopal.

The Vamshi Academy Music Trust will also honour Ganabharathi, a Mysore-based music organisation, violinist T. T. Srinivasan, vocalist M.S. Sheela and art patron Jayasimhaa with the Vamshi Puraskar Award that is given annually.

On November 24, the programme will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on November 25 it will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The music festival will be held at the Sri Akhila Havyaka Mahasabha, 101, 8th Main, 11th Cross, Malleswaram. Entry is free.

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