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Friday, August 5, 2011

VIRASAT in memory of stalwarts

The “Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth” (SPIC MACAY) is presenting a festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance and other aspects of heritage called “VIRASAT 2011” at Hyderabad from 6th August 2010. This event series is dedicated to Late Bhimsen Joshi Jee, Guru Nataraja Ramakrishna and Late R. F. Dagar Sahab.

“Hyderabad VIRASAT 2011” will be inaugurated on 7th August ‘11(11.00 am) with a Carnatic Violin concert by Vidushi A. Kanyakumari at ‘University of Hyderabad’. This will be the Curtain Raiser event for our annual event “SPIC MACAY Yamini 2011”- the classical overnight cocert, scheduled to be held on 14th August 2011 at University of Hyderabad. Like last year, this year too Yamini promises to be an enthralling night where many esteemed performers and artists, who belong to the glorious tradition of Indian classical music, dance and art, will perform.

Some of the eminent artistes who will perform in this series are: Shri T. N. Seshagopalan (Carnatic Vocal), Pt. Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri), Pt. Sanjeev Abhayankar (Hindustani Vocal), Shri Kalakrishna (Andhra Natyam & Perini Tandavam), Hyderabad Brothers (Carnatic Vocal Concert), Shri Bhutte Khan Manganiar & Group (Rajasthani Folk) and Kalamandalam Shri Kuttan Ashan (Kathakali). Besides, screening of few film classics and craft workshops have also been planned at some of the venues.

Institutes participating in VIRASAT 2010 include: University of Hyderabad, IBS- Hyderabad, Meridian School, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan BHEL, Silver Oak School, Global Edge School and Lalapet Govt. School. A total of about 25 events will be organized under Hyderabad Virasat 2011 during August- September 2011.

The aim of the VIRASAT is to promote the best of Indian heritage amongst the younger generation.

For details contact: Kumar Ashish at Ph:+91-94901 22248, Email: hyderabad@spicmacay.com.

The “Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth” (SPIC MACAY) is a non-profit, voluntary, apolitical and participatory youth movement, dedicated to enriching education, by presenting a holistic vision of Indian culture, its priceless heritage of classical, folk and community traditions. Since its inception, at least two generations have participated in the movement. Like a wave, thousands of the youth and the not-so-young, have surged forward holding aloft its aims and objectives, resulting in a network of over 200 units in India and 50 Chapters abroad. This movement emphasizes the need to make students in various educational institutions throughout India and abroad, aware of the multifaceted and rich cultural heritage of India. About 3000 programmes are organized every year across the globe.