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Artist Info
Praveen Rao
Praveen D. Rao is an Indian musician, music director and a lyricist for Kannada language songs. He plays keyboard, tabla and others. He has composed music for theatre works, ballets, films, television and commercials. He has toured India and abroad performing and conducting workshops.
Samanvitha Sharma
As a singer:
Samanvitha is one of the most popular singers in the musical circuit of Bangalore. She is known for her mellifluous voice, impeccable presentation and versatile renditions. She is a playback singer in the Kannada industry with more than 20 films to her credit. Her recent song 'Male Banthu' from the film 'Jessie' is a chart-buster.

As a dancer:
Samanvitha has been an ardent disciple in Bharatanatyam of Guru Smt. Bhavani Ramnath since 19 years. She has ever since been an important part of her Guru's troupe and has also performed under famous dance exponents like Smt. Maya Rao and Smt. Sharada Rudra. She has given up her job in software development for a career in Dance and Music.
Smitha Srinivasan
Acclaimed kathak dancer who is also an ICCR empaneled and Doordarshan graded artist has been training under renowned gurus Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan at Nartan Academy of Dance and Music (NADAM). She is also a management professional.
Poorna Acharya
Poorna Acharya is practicing kathak - an Indian classical dance form, for more than 15 years. She has completed her Vidwat exam in kathak & has performed at all the prestigious festivals in India, USA, Canada, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangkok and Kazakhstan with her Gurus Sri Murali Mohan & Nandini Mehta. She is also a soloist and has recently performed at Mahatma Gandhi University, Mauritius and conducted a kathak workshop for the students. Poorna runs her own Dance Institute - " Alankrtha", in Bangalore where she trains students.
She is just 9 years old and a sensation. She has already bagged many a stage shows featuring various forms of dance.
Raghupati Jha
A disciple of Ms. Shyamala Bhave, he has been receiving training in hindustani classic music. Also having done a stint with Sri. Harkishan Pahwa, Ustad Syed Basha and Pandit Nagaraj Rao Havaldar, he has achieved the level of quality that behooves a mellifluous singer. After having attained status of a cult hero in his college Raghupati and few of his singing mates also started a Hindi/Kannada music band called Swar Tarang who sing regularly at concerts.
RJ Rubina
A very well known RJ at Red FM 93.5, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Christ College Bengaluru with 15 years of reigning over the air waves of the city, the Queen of Radio. Her husky voice and play with words will tug the strings of your heart and strike the right chord with you. Her subtle sarcasm and quick witty humour wins her scores of friends and fans alike.
Manoj Vasistha
One of the most accomplished sufi singer of South India has done innumerable show with renowned artists.
One of the youngest and fastest growing artists in Bangalore, Govind shot to fame as a child prodigy through the reality show Zee Saregama. He has also been a finalist in Voice of Bangalore. He is training in Hindustani classical vocal and has rendered playback for Kannada films under renowned music directors. He is the winner of the reality show Jain Idol, conducted by the Jain Group of Institutions. He has been honoured with the Achiever Award by LIC, India. He has recently performed at the Thai Kannada Sangha and Indian Cultural Centers, Texas and Vestal, New York and gained acclaim.
Shruthi Bhide
One of the most popular singers in the musical circuit of Bangalore. Known for her voice quality, stage presence, and versatile song renditions. Shruti is also known to sing in multiple languages. Finalist of Kannada Singing Reality show ''Kannada Kogile'' on Colors super channel. Recently awarded the ''Sangeeta Kala Ratna'' award by Haveri district. Started her Playback singing career recently with the Kannada song ''O Maya Maya''. Sung the title track of Kannada Serial ''Yeradu Kanasu'' which is airing on Star Suvarna channel. First Runner-up of Voice of Bangalore Season 2.
Tipu Khan
A well known name in the music industry. He and his team of well versed musicians have performed at many live concerts with super hit songs from the Indian cinema.
A. D. A. Ranga Mandira, Bengaluru
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Event Brief
This event features the North Indian culture influenced by the Mughals. The first part of this event will showcase vibrant Kathak performances with a live ensemble of artists headed by the musical genius Praveen D Rao. The second part of this event will showcase some very popular Ghazals, including filmi ghazals (Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Suresh Wadkar) and popular Sufi numbers (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Runa Laila, Wadali Brothers). With a thematic stage setup and an array of Bangalore’s most popular artists, this event promises to be a unique visual and musical treat.

Kathak is the hindustani name for one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The term Kathak is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word Katha which means "story", and Kathakar which means "the one who tells a story", or "to do with stories. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and footwork, but most importantly through their facial expressions.

Ghazal is a form of poem. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love inspite of that pain, due to its highly allusive nature, the ghazal has proved capable of an extraordinary variety of expression around its central themes of love and separation. Often performed as a solo genre accompanied by percussion and other musical instruments.

Sufi music is the devotional music of the sufis, inspired by the works of sufi poets often performed as ghazals.
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