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Performers

Vocals & Narration

Date & Time

Tuesday Tue, 23 Jul 2024 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Free Entry on a First Come First Served basis on RSVP and availability.

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Since the first humans migrated to present-day India 65,000 years ago, the pravaas hasn’t stopped.

Whether seeking greener pastures, fleeing oppression, or pursuing economic opportunities, migrants have moved across districts, states and countries. Despite different times, places, and cultures that separate each wave of migration, there is much that is shared in a migrant’s experience.

Pravaas – A Migrant’s Tale is a musical telling of a migrant’s journey. Whether it’s a Bihari traveling to Chennai, a Rajasthani to Bengaluru, or a Tamilian to Mumbai, the only certainty in their journey—whether it begins with hope or fear—is its unpredictability.

Join us in the musical experience of the migrant’s timeless tale featuring songs in Bengali, Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and more. The performance is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of those who seek new horizons.

Performers

Chitra Srikrishna

Vocals & Narration

Chitra Srikrishna is a musician and writer. As a carnatic vocalist for over three decades she has performed live, on the radio, and on television across the world. As a musician and educator, her focus is on making Indian music accessible to a wider audience through workshops and thematic productions. Her recent productions include Udaan, Rajamarga, Vivartana, Antah Prerna, Bhakti and HumRaag.

Chitra produces the Raga Ruminations podcast and RaagTime, a radio show on Indian music. Her writing on culture, musical and social topics has appeared in leading newspapers such as Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Mint, San Jose Mercury News, Sruti, and India Currents.

At Ahmedabad University she taught music appreciation courses such as Musical Traditions of India – An Introduction, How Music Shapes Cities – Varanasi to NYC, Bhakti & Music – Oral Tradition Radical Change.

Viswajith Mattur

Violin

Vishwajith Mattur, a professional violin artist has been performing and accompanying several young and senior musicians for the past 15 years across the country and abroad. He continues  to learn from Shri Hosahalli K Subbarao and Shri Hosahalli V Raghuram belonging to the Lalgudi School Bani. He also learns vocal music from Smt. Rajeshwari Nagendra Prakash and Shri R N Thyagarajan.

Phanindra Bhaskara

Mridangam

Phanindra Bhaskara is a disciple of Shri H S Sudhindra. He is an A Grade artist of All India Radio and a CCRT scholarship recipient. He has won the Ananya Yuva Prathibha award twice and the CMANA award from the Percussive Arts Center in 2016. He has been accompanying musicians for the past few years.