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Yuva Prathibotsav: Festival of young performers

The first edition of ‘Yuva Prathibotsav’, national level festival of young performers in the field of classical music and dance will be held on October 8 and October 9 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy Complex, Panaji. MP, South Goa, Narendra Sawaikar will be the chief guest for the inaugural function which will be held on October 8 at 5 p.m. at Kala Academy. Also present will be vice chairman, Kala Academy, Sushant Khedekar and member secretary of Kala Academy, Nilkant Singnapurker.

“A series of performances have been scheduled after the inaugural function including classical vocals by Sammeehan Ulhas Kashalkar, violin solo by Ragini Shankar, classical vocals by Samrat Pandit and kathak dance by Anuj Mishra who will be supported by Kantika Mishra and Neha Singh Sengar,” said vice chairman, Kala Academy, Sushant Khedekar at a press conference held at Kala Academy on Tuesday.

The second session on October 9 will begin at 10 a.m. with classical vocal recital by Amruta Kale followed by a harmonium solo by Unmesh Khaire and classical vocal by Rupesh Gawas. The concluding session which will begin at 4.30 p.m. on October 9 will start with a sarangi solo recital by Sangeet Mishra followed by a tabla solo by Rimpa Siva and classical vocals by Amjad Ali Khan. The festival will conclude with an Odissi dance recital by Arushi Mudgal.

All the performing artists in the festival will be provided accompaniment by artist including Siddhesh Bicholkar, Dattaraj Surlakar, Prasad Gawas and Dattaraj Mhalshi on harmonium while Shailesh Gaonkar, Mayank Bedekar, Amar Mopkar and Vibhav Khandolkar on tabla. For Odissi dance Savani Mudgal will render accompaniment through vocal, P K Moharana on pakhwaj, Kharak Singh on manjira, Yar Mohammad on sitar and Ravinder Rajput on flute. For Kathak dance performance Satyaprakash Misha will provide accompaniment on padhant and tabla, Hriday Desai on vocal, harmonium and sarod; and Sonik Velingkar on flute.

(This festival is open to all.)

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