Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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Youth Festival 2016 - 20th and 21st February

Youth Festival 2016 - 20th and 21st February
20.02.16 - 21.02.16 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Youth Festival 2016 Review

20.2.2016: On the first day, two young and upcoming vocal artists were featured. Vidushi Yoga Kirtana, a senior disciple of Sangeetha Kala Acharya, Sangeetha Surabhi Vidushi Neela Ramgopal presented the opening concert.  She made good use of the time – 90 minutes given to her.  Her selection of ragas and songs were well balanced.  With her sweet and melodious voice she could capture the attention of the audience.  Starting with an invocation in hamsadhwani, she moved on  to Mukhari, Amruthavarshini and chose Todi as the main ragam of the day, which she presented neately for the song ‘Nannu brochutaku’.  She concluded with a Thillana in Desh.


She was ably supported by Vidushi Apoorva Krishna on Violin with a good following and by Vidwan Nikshit Puttur on Mridanga whose tani avartanam was remarkable. The concert was well attended.

List of songs:


1.  Mooladhara murte             Hamsadhwani

2.  Enthaninne                        Mukhari (R,N @ kanulara and S)

3.  Anandamruthakarshini     Amruthavarshini

4.  Nannubrochutaku             Todi (R,S)  Tani avartanam.

5.  Thillana                             Desh



The second concert was by Vidushi Varijashree, a young artist with a unique style.  Her selection of songs were rare and but heavy.  Her singing was totally uninhibited and full of confidence.  She sang with ease, with control over the layam.  She chose Hamsanandi ragam for detail rendition, as the main – a difficult and a challenging one!  But did well. Her versatility and unique style was appreciated by the audience.


Vidwan Achyuta Rao on the violin, showed his maturity in his brilliant following. Vidwan B.S.Prashanth also played very well, with a brisk and vibrant tani avartanam.

The audience were in good number and gave a very good feed back about both the concerts.


List of songs:


1.  Brochevarevare                Sriranjani  (R,S) briefly

2.  Mayamma yani                Ahiri

3.  Amba Paradevathe           Rudrapriya (R,S)

4.  Pahi Jagajjanani               Hamsanandi (R,S)  Tani avartanam

5.  Chandrashekhara eesha    Sindhubhairavi  (R-brief)

6.  Kayena vacha….              Shlokam



21.2.2016: Day 2 started with the musical fire works of ‘Kalarava’ instrumental ensemble.  The young artists, all below the age of 25, were trained by Mridangam virtuoso Vidwan Anoor Anathakrishna Sharma.  The band consisted of a flute, violin, mridangam, khanjira, morsing, drums, key-board and several other percussion instruments.  Music was composed by AAK Sharma. They played ragas like Mohana, Shanmukhapriya and Vachaspati.

As the flute and violin played the ragams and songs, sequentially, the percussion instruments were introduced at appropriate intervals.  There was tani avartanam also including konnakol.  The boys were energetic, creative and vibrant. This highly talented team consisted of: Subramanya Shastry, Aniruddha Nadig, Govind Balasubramanian, Vinod Shyam Anoor, Sunaad Anoor and Tirumale Gopi Shravan.

They received a big applause from the huge crowd!


The final programme consisted of paying tribute to the saint composers Purandaradasa and Thyagaraja, by singing the Pillari geethas and Pancharatna kritis.  The rendition was led by Vidushi Neela Ramgopal.  More than 25 vocalists were there on the stage with her to sing along with a veena, violin and mridangam.  The harmonious group singing was a fitting finale for the two day event.


Youth Festival 2016


Nadasurabhi Cultural Association, (Regd.)

296, 5th Main, 8th Cross, S.T.Bed Layout, Koramangala, Bangalore.560 034.

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Cordially invites you for the Annual Youth Festival -2016

  Venue:  The Indian Heritage Academy Hall,

Near Police Station,  6th Block,

Koramangala, Bangalore. 560 095.

Day 1: Saturday, 20th February 2016

                                                                            Concert 1: 4.15 PM to 5.45 PM


Vidushi Yoga Kirtana                                         - Vocal

Vidushi Apoorva Krishna                                  -Violin

Vidwan Nikshit Puttur                                         - Mridangam

Yoga Kirtana is a disciple of Sangeetha Surabhi Smt. Neela Ramgopal. She is widely performing in recent years. She recently won the Ananya award for young artists. She is accompanied by eminent young artists on violin and mridangam.




Day 1: Saturday, 20th February 2016

                                                                         Concert 2: 6.00 PM to 7.30 PM


Vidushi Varijashree                                            - Vocal

Vidwan R.Achyuta Rao                                      - Violin

Vidwan B.S.Prashanth                                       - Mridangam


Varijashree is a child prodigy who could identify 100 ragas at the age of 4 (Source: The Hindu) She is a very successful vocalist as well as flautist. Winner of Ananya Youth award and many other awards. She is accompanied by eminent young artists on violin and mridangam.



Youth Festival 2016


Day 2: Sunday, 21st  February 2016

                                                                             Concert 1: 4.15 PM to 5.45 PM

Kalarava – An Instrumental Ensemble


Vidwan Subramanya Sastry                                       - Flute

Vidwan Aniruddha R Nadig                                       - Violin

Vidwan Govind Balasubramaniam                            - Keyboard

Vidwan Vinod Shyam Anoor                                      - Mridangam

Vidwan Sunaad Anoor                                                - Khanjira

Vidwan Tirumale Gopi Shravan                                - Drums



The high energy six piece classical fusion outfit have been together since 2010 , with their music a unique blend of styles ranging from carnatic, Hindustani, folk, blues and western classical. Their sound is recognizable with intensely catchy melodic tunes with carnatic and western instruments. They are under the tutelage of Vidwan Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma, who is the role model and inspiration for all the band members.


Day 2: Sunday, 21st  February 2016


Purandara dasa and Thyagaraja Aradhana: 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM

Group Rendition of Pillary Geethe and Pancharatna Kritis will be led by

Vidushi Neela Ramgopal

 All Vidwans, Vidushis and students of both vocal and instrumental Carnatic music are requested to participate and pay their tributes to the Saint Composers.

7.00 PM Distribution of Prasadam



Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

Donations to Nadasurabhi are entitled for exemption under Section 80G of I.T.Act.