KARNATAKA

Celebration of Kanavi's poetry the musical way

Chennaveera Kanavi

Chennaveera Kanavi  

Kanavi Kavya Sambhrama, a special light music programme, will be organised at Karnatak Vidyavardhak Sangha here on September 3. It will be a rare opportunity for music lovers to enjoy the musical composition of poems of the celebrated poet Chennaveera Kanavi.

Announcement

Addressing presspersons here on Monday, the programme organiser and musician Mrutyunjay Doddawad said the participating artistes would render Mr. Kanavi's rare poems set to music.

According to Mr. Doddawad, for the first time light music programme of such a magnitude was being organised with an aim to popularise light music in the heartland of Hindustani classical music.

Musicians

Mrutyunjay Doddawad, Anand Madalgere, Serekha K. S., Jyoti Kudlagi, Sunita S., Suma K., Jyoti Raviprakash, Madhuri Hegde, Anjali Haliyal, Vijayashri S. Angadi, Jayadevi Jangamshetty and Megha B. Hukkeri will render Mr. Kanavi's 14 poems at the musical programme.

Alongside, another programme “Kanavi Kavya Kunchadalli” will be held. Artiste Bagur Markandeya will recreate the poems of Mr. Kanavi in the form of painting, Mr. Mrutyunjay Doddawad said.

Award

The Sahitya Kala Kaustubha Award instituted by Sangeetha Dhama, a Bangalore-based forum, will be presented to Mr. Kanavi. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Jagadish Shettar will give away the award, and M. M. Kalburgi, the former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi, will preside over the function.

Release of CD

“Bandaddella Barali”, a CD of the light music of Mr. Kanavi's poems will be released on the occasion, he said. Murugha Math seer Mallikarjun Swami will participate.

Workshop

Mr. Doddawad said workshops and orientation programmes will be organised across the State to popularise light music.

At present, light music is very popular in Bangalore but not so in other parts of the State. So, there is a need to organise programmes to popularise it, he said, adding that famous poems of several Kannada poets are yet to be set to music.



  • ‘Bandaddella Barali', a CD, to be released
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