About e-Swaranubhuti August 2020
This is a very different year and we all know that we cannot go out from our homes to pay homage to Lord Ganesha and also to attend the various programs which used to be the hallmark of the Ganapati Festival in each city all over the world. We have carefully designed the inaugural session of e-Swaranubhuti to make your Sunday morning memorable for you. The Sunday of the August e-Swaranubhuti fell during the Ganapati Festival this year. The program starts with a very special invocation ( Vandana) of Lord Ganesha in Kathak by Internationally acclaimed dancer Rujuta Soman, followed by a session on Hindustani Classical music ( Khayal gayaki) with a bouquet of Morning Ragas by Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi . Panditji also performs special session on Bhajans of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesha in his concluding session.
Artists of this show
Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi
Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi is one of the Kirana gharana’s leading vocalists. Born in Hubli, Jayateerth ji’s initial training began right at home, informally singing bhajans and other devotional music. He recounts that “there was no musician as such in my family, although they would listen to songs on the radio, identify the ragas and appreciate music in general”.
Aged 14 he ventured out to find a guru. He received instruction from Pandit Arjunsa Nakod for over a decade, and later trained with Shripati Padigar, a disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (“whenever I listened to Bhimsen-ji on the radio, it used to cast a spell on me…”). Many hear a resemblance between his voice and Joshi’s, with strong incorporation of ideas from Carnatic music and a rich abhang repertoire.
He continues to take an eclectic, spiritual approach to classical music (“compositions are soaked in the Bhakti rasa [devotion] and are dedicated to the supreme lord. I am a very spiritual person.”).
Rujuta Soman is one of the international leading Kathak dancers of India and founder of the Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy. She has received tutelage from late Guru Pandita Dr. Rohini Bhate for over 20 years. She has to her credit many productions like Rajahansa, Trishna, Krishna Sankeertan, Shivashakti Tatva, Bhairav Bhawataraka and others.
She has been bestowed with many honors and titles like “Nritya Alankaar” by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and “Singaar Mani” by Sur Singar Samsad. In January 2018, Rujuta has been awarded the “ Shree Nandini “ award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance by the FIFTH NOTE ACADEMY ( a new vertical of Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust ) at the hands of Mr. Praveen Kadle , Ustaad Rashid Khan and Prof. Mandavi Singh .
Rujuta Soman is also the creative advisor at Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts and the director of RSCA, a division of RFPA.
A VERY GRAND INAUGULAR PROGRAMME !!!
Respected KadleMaam / Mr. Pravin Kadle
The event was an exhilarating experience and we got a glimpse into the amazing world of Hindustani Classical Music and Kathak dance form at a very high level. The purity of notes of music in praise of the Gods led to enlightenment of the soul to unite with The Supreme. We are humbled and profusely thank the performing artists, Rithwik Foundation and Mr. Pravin Kadle and all the organisers deserve rich encomiums.
The above thoughts are also expressed in a Sanskrit poem below:
कलाकारा योजका वयं नता: ॥
Lastly, would like to convey thanks and best wishes to the organizers on behalf of me and my family for this truly magnificent event.
Beautiful program. Enjoyed the inaugural Kathak and other programs. Thanks to promoters.
Wonderful performance by Jaitirth . Look forward to more such scintillating programs on this Rangamancha. Thanks.
कलाकारा योजका वयं नता: ॥
Enjoyed the glorious ‘Ganesh Vandana’ performance by the graceful Rutuja ji, And the most divine rendering of bhajans in some exclusive ragas by Mevundi ji.
It was the most unique experience to sit in the familiar armchair at home and enjoy live performances from the maestros. Thank you Rithwik Foundation.
A wonderful start to the e-svaranubhuti initiative. Congratulations to Rithwik Foundation, and the team. Both the artists were rightly chosen the initial Ganesha Vandana by Ms. Soman though brief, set the auspicious tenor and Shree Mevundi’s repertoire was really great. His travelling through the notes –the hallmark of a maestro — with ease was great, and he also chose all the pieces with care. The last pieces left us wanting for more.
We are sure, the forthcoming programmes will be equally scintillating.
Thank you Mr Kadle and thank you, Team Rithwik.
We wish you all the very best
Look forward to many more such soul stirring sessions with other greats of the music and dance worlds.
Pandit Mevundi was “Apratim”. Loving every second of his performance.
All the best for the future episodes.
Thanks for the double treat
Looking forward to more such delightful events
Listening to these classical songs is very soothing. Thank you Praveen maam! Rgds, Ashwini Prashant
Most enjoyable morning ensemble Praveen ji…delightful and enriching 🙏🙏 Phoola and Jaggi Kaul
Beautiful Lalit Bhatiyar!! Remembered Bhimsenji’s style!! Thank you for sending the invite!!
I am watching your events since January and I like the atmosphere over there .
Thank you so much for arranging these events in this Covid situation
Thank you so much…
Thanks for the Digital Delight. look forward to many such programmes.
Look forward to these enriching experiences. Many thanks Pravin mam.
Bharati and Nachiket Kalle
I WANT TO LEARN HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL MUSIC AND I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A PROPER PLATFORM TO LEARN MUSIC.
Looking forward to the event🙏🙏