The Indraprastha auditorium of the School reverberated with the euphonious music of Violin Maestro Dr. Mysore Manjunath and his team on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Dr. Manjunath was accompanied by his young son, violinist Sumanth Manjunath, eminent Mridanga player, Phagun and famous Ghatam player, Shri M. Surya Prasad Rao. Dr. Manjunath is the son and disciple of renowned violinist Prof. Mahadevappa.
The performance started with Raag Abhogi which exuded a tone of vibrancy and positivity all around. It was followed by Raag Hamsadwani, an auspicious Raag, considered as the favourite Raag of Lord Ganesha as well as the famous Raag Kapi. The musicians ended the performance with the favourite bhajan of the father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Raghupati raghav raja ram’, showcasing the extraordinary musical acumen of the world-famous musician.
The event was introduced by The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), a voluntary youth movement which promotes intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage by promoting Indian classical music, classical dance, folk music, yoga, meditation, crafts and other aspects of Indian culture.
Earlier in the year, renowned musician Padma Bhushan Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt accompanied by Tabla exponent Shri Abhishek Mishra gave a rousing performance of Raag ‘Nat Bhairav’. Some of the other eminent artists who visited SAI were legendary flautist Padma Vibhusan Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia who enchanted the assemblage with the devotional and meditative music of Raag Prabhati. The celebrated musician was accompanied by Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, noted tablist and Shatamanyu Mishra, an accomplished flautist.
SAI International School believes in the holistic grooming of students and provides them with various opportunities to widen their learning horizon. To inspire the young minds, every year it invites SPIC MACAY to introduce the students to the glorious culture and heritage of the country and give them an opportunity to see and learn from various maestros and renowned artists from across the globe.