Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dikshitar Kritis Competition

As part of Sampradaya, we are conducting a competition of Muthuswami Dikshitar's kritis.
The details and rules are below:
  • Participants must be less than (or equal) to 30 years of age
  • Each participant must send a list of five Dikshitar kritis.
  • Participants must be able to sing alapana, neraval and swarams in each of the kritis listed by them.
  • Each participant may be given approximately 15 minutes depending on the discretion of the judges.
  • There would be a preliminary round on April 26th (Sunday) at the Ananya Sabhangana, Ananya, 4th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore.
  • Based on the discretion of the Judges, selected candidates would be shortlisted for the finals. The date for the finals would be announced later.
  • Participants must send in their list of kritis along with their full name, postal address and email address to this email address:
  • Last date for sending in your applications is April 15th, 2009.
  • The decision of the Judges would be final and binding on all participants.
Please reply to this blog post or email us for any doubts or clarifications.

Ananya Sampradaya.

Ravi Kiran

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tentative Schedule - Sampradaya 2009

Tentative Schedule for Sampradaya
Date: May 10th, 2009, Sunday
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja

  1. 9 am - Inauguration
  2. 9:30 am - Nottu Swaras by Children
  3. 10:15 am - Smt MS Sheela & disciples
  4. 11:15 am - Talk by Sri V Sriram on the writing of the SSP
  5. 12:15 pm - Sri RK Padmanabha & disciples
  6. 1 pm - Lunch Break
  7. 2 pm - Youth Group
  8. 3 pm - Talk by Smt RS Jayalakshmi on Gamakas in the SSP
  9. 4 pm - Smt TS Sathyavathi & disciples
  10. 5 pm - Concert by Competition Prize Winner 1
  11. 5:45 pm - Concert by Competition Prize Winner 2
  12. 6:30 pm - Sri TM Krishna & party
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ananya Sampradaya 2009

Sampradaya is a unique festival being organised by Ananya on May 10th 2009 at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja.
The theme of the festival this year is the magnum opus Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini with specific focus on compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar.
The Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini is one of the most relevant musical texts of the 20th century authored by Subbarama Dikshitar who was the grandson of Baluswami Dikshitar, the brother of Muthuswami Dikshitar. It was a mammoth effort first published in Telugu in 1905, comprising around 225 kritis of Muthuswami Dikshitar along with compositions of other composers such as Thyagaraja, Shyama Shastry, Krishnaswamy Ayya, etc.
The significance of the Pradarshini lies in the fact that it is one of the very few musical texts laying great emphasis on the practical aspects of music such as gamakas. It contains one of the most comprehensive and practical demonstrations of the various types of gamakas used in carnatic music.
Ananya undertook the daunting task of translating this text into Kannada under the able authorship of Sri Anandarama Udupa with editorial inputs from Late Sri S K Ramachandra Rao.
Ananya Sampradaya 2009 is a day long musical festival intended to celebrate this monumental occassion. There are various events planned for the day - including group singing of Dikshitar's composiitons, quiz contests, multimedia presentations, etc.
Watch this space for more info.....