The 38th edition of the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar festival organised by Kala Academy Goa will be inaugurated at Dinanath Mangeshkar auditorium at 5.45 p.m. by minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude on November 2. The festival will be held on November 2, 3 and 4 and will see the participation of top vocalists and instrumentalists of India.
Prior to the inaugural function, the, curtain raiser event of the festival, a Symposium on the topic ‘Indian Classical Music And Its Aesthetics’ will be held between 10.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. on November 2 at the Black Box in which speakers and experts of music namely Pt. Dinkar Panshikar, Dr Vidhyadhar Vyas and Dr Ajay Pohankar will participate and present their views in the threadbare discussion session to be moderated by noted music critic Mukund Sangoram.
After the inaugural function, vocalist Ustad Arshad Ali Khan from Kolkata will present a classical vocal concert at 6.00 p.m. The first day’s session will conclude with santoor instrumental concert by Pt. Satish Vyas, disciple of Santoor Maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma.
On November 3, the session will begin at 10.00 am with classical vocal Recital by Goan artist Veena Mopkar followed by vocal concert to be presented by Dr Arun Dravid, exponent of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana and disciple of Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar. The session will conclude with Harmonium Solo Concert by Pt. Vishwanath Kanhere.
The evening session will begin at 4.00 p.m. with classical vocal concert by Agra Gharana Vocalist Bharathi Prathap, a disciple of Vidushi Lalith Rao from Bengaluru. Dhanashree Pandit Rai, Senior, a disciple of Shobha Gurtu from Mumbai will present thumri vocal concert followed by classical vocal rendition by Kirana Gharana vocalist Pt Arnab Chatterjee from Kolkata. The concluding concert on will be presented by Pt Kushal Das (Sitar) from Kolkata.
On November 4 Shobha Choudhary, Gwalior Gharana vocalist from Indore will present a vocal concert at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a vocal concert by Bhendibazar Gharana vocalist Anuradha Kuber from Pune. The concluding concert of the morning session will be presented by Padma Shri Awardee Ustad Moinuddin Khan (Sarangi) from Jaipur.
The concluding session of the Samaroha will open at 4.00 p.m wherein Goan young vocalist Sandesh Khedekar will present classical vocal recital followed by vocal concert by Agra Gharana vocalist Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan from Kolkata. Pt Kedar Narayan Bodas, Gwalior Gharana Vocalist will present classical vocal and the festival will conclude with instrumental jugalbandi concert of tabla and mridangam by Tabla Maestro Pt Kumar Bose (Kolkata) and Mridangam Vidwan Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam (Chennai).
All the above artists will be provided with instrumental support by renowned artists like Pt Omkar Gulwady, Ustad Mohmmad Akram Khan, Pt. Kalinath Mishra, Pt. Mukundraj Deo, Pt. Tulshidas Navelkar, Uday Kulkarni, Mayaiik Bedekar, Anish Kondurkar (Tabla), Dr Sudhanshu Kulkarni, Raya Korgaonkar, Chinmay Kolhatkar, Subhash Faterperkar, Siddhesh Bicholkar, Dattaraj Surkejar, Prasad Gawas (Harmonium), Sarwar Hussain (Sarangi), Vidwan V. L Kumar (Violin) and Vilas Palkar (Pakhawaj).
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Registrations for 49th edition of IFFI gets underway
The delegate registrations for the 49th edition of IFFI will commence on October 8 from 7.00 p.m. onwards for all cine enthusiasts and professionals on payment of Rs. 1000, whereas the students will be registered free. The applications of the delegates who are registered with IFFI for the last 2 years will be approved within 24 hours and new applications will be approved within 48hours. While briefing the media about the preparations of the festival, vice–chairman of ESG, Rajendra Talak said that: “all our activities are going as per the schedule and this being my second term as the vice–chairman of ESG; I can say that we are much ahead of the schedule. The entire programme will be finalised by October 30.” There will also be a Goan section for the unreleased Goan films in this edition of IFFI, added Talak. The opening and closing ceremony of the festival will be held on November 20 and 28 respectively at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium, with the opening film being screened at Kala Academy, Panaji. While Bhupal Ramnathkar who has offered his service to assist Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) for décor finalisation of the festival is appointed as a design […]
Fashion Fusion Nite 2018
White Pepper Creations along with Senor NX will be organizing ‘Fashion Fusion Nite 2018’ on 16th November 2018 ( 7 pm), at Reis Magos Fort, Verem. Mr. Akhil Raju, Founder of White Pepper Creations, said, “This year we’re coming up with something different.” More than eight designers from different parts of India will be displaying their creations which include Western wear, traditional outfits, formal wear, and more. Those at the event will get to see a live band, celebrity showstoppers, film fraternities, and an aesthetically pleasing stage set-up. The aim of the Fashion Fusion Nite is to introduce new talents from the fashion industry to Goa and to show that it is rewarding to be environmentally responsible in terms of fashion.
Cultural marks to be introduced by 2019-20
On Monday, minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude said that the drafting of the cultural policy is underway and the final changes in the amendment will be done by the end of next week. “After these changes are done, it will be scrutinized by a selection team which will then approach the Directorate of education. After getting the nod from Directorate of education, the policy will await the approval of the cabinet and the cultural marks can only be introduced by 2019-20 academic year”, added Gaude.
Kala Academy to undergo expansion
Speaking on the sidelines of a press conference, minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude said that, the Kala academy will be undergoing an expansion process which will feature two auditoriums of 300 and 600 seating capacity in the premises of the Kala Academy. “The project of the 600 seating capacity auditorium will be done on priority basis and will be constructed in the parking lot of the academy. A tender will be floated for a consultant by the end of next week and the consultant will estimate the budget for the project within a time period of one month”, added Gaude.
Ribhav gets call-up for India U-19 football team
Salgaocar FC Midfielder, Ribhav Sardesai has been selected for the India U-19 Football National team and is the only Goan in the national team. Ribhav, who is studying in the first year of the BBA course at MES College, Zuarinagar, recently represented the country in the four-nation U- 19 international football tournament held in Croatia. Post the four-nation tournament the team traveled for an exposure trip to Serbia in the month of September. In 2013, Ribhav donned the Indian national colors when he represented India U-14 for the AFC qualifiers, in Mashaad, Iran. In 2015, he represented India U-16 for the SAAF Cup (where India emerged runners-up) in Sylhet, Bangladesh. He also represented Goa in 2012 at the National Football festival organized by AIFF in Kalyani, West Bengal and in 2015 he represented Goa at the National School Games, Telangana where they emerged Champions.
3 Indian films to vie for Golden Peacock award
The 49th edition of IFFI will open with the world premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’ directed by Julien Landais, while the world premiere of the German film, ‘Sealed Lips’ will draw curtains over the festival. Altogether 15 international films including 3 Indian films – ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam), ‘To Let’ (Tamil), and ‘Ee MaYove’ (Malayalam) – will vie for the Golden Peacock award under the International Competition section of IFFI 2018. The festival director, Chaitanya Prasad said that the opening, as well as the closing ceremony of the IFFI 2018, will be entertaining and thematic. “Although we are in the process of finalising guests of honour for these ceremonies, actor Akshay Kumar will be attending the opening ceremony,” he informed, adding that Akshay Kumar will also attend the opening of the public screenings of films on the theme of sports, at the Joggers Park, at Altinho, starting from November 21 to 27, from 7 p.m onwards regularly. ESG vice-chairman Rajendra Talak said that a Goan short film, ‘Seetee’ directed by Gopinath Chandelkar has been selected to screen during the film festival under the Goan Section. The Serendipity Art Festival in association with the ESG will present ‘Football – A Beautiful Life’, a […]