Vasant Panchami Sangeethotsav – 1st February
February 1, 5:00 pm
5:00 PM Shobana Vignesh (Bhakti Sangeet)
Shobana Vignesh is one of the leading performings and recording Carnatic musicians in India. Her talent in singing was spotted by her parents when she was as young as 3. She has been groomed under the guidance of eminent gurus like Sri. Swamimalai Janikaraman, Prof. T.R. Subramaniam, Sri. P.S. Narayanswamy and Sri.H.M.V Raghu. Shobana appeared as a child star in the award-winning movie ‘Mahanadhi’ in 1994. She also rendered a song in the movie, ‘Sri Ranga Ranga,’ which became a huge hit. Due to her brilliant performance in the movie, she is internationally known as ‘Mahanadhi’ Shobana.
6:30 PM Niladri Kumar (Hindustani Sitar)
A global icon to reckon with, world-renowned & 5th generation sitar player, Niladri Kumar is an unconventional rare instrumentalist, honing a unique repertoire and profound in-depth understanding of traditional and classical styles on the sitar to innovative, electrifying renditions on his own instrumental innovation the 'zitar'.
Under the guidance, and numerous years of training from his Father & Guru Pandit Kartick Kumar, Niladri after gaining an in-depth, profound, and sound understanding of Indian Classical Music, went on to nationally revolutionize the style of Sitar playing and further invent his own Instrument, the fiery red Electric Sitar, which he coined as the Zitar.