Wishing you all a Very Auspicious Guru Purnima on 31st July. A Guru's blessings are essential for the presence of divine grace in our lives.
On 31st July, 2015, I will have the privilege of offering 'Sangeeth Sewa' in Chennai in the August presence of Sadguru Sri Gnana Advaitha Peetham.
On the 1st of August, 2015 I am participating in a unique program "Bolava Vittal" organised by Panchim Nishad. I fondly remember travelling in the local trains of Mumbai. The Mumbai Railway Porters never missed an opportunity to bring out their instruments: dholkees, chiplas, manjiras and petis (harmoniam) and sing Abhangs in the crowded local trains. As a young student, I could feel the palpable estacy and joy which they felt and shared with everyone in the compartment. Even today, when I sing an Abhang, I re-live those beautiful train journeys. Another great inspiration was the great maestro, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who rendered Abhangvani concerts that left an indelible impression on me. These inspiring influences have motivated me to include Abangs in my concerts. I invite you to come and share the joy of abhangs on 1st August, at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru.
With best wishes,
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