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e-Yuva Swaranubhuti November 2023 Post-Premier

Dear Music Lovers,

Rithwik Foundation is proud to present an exclusive eYuva Swaranubhuti program, featuring Sarang Kulkarni. 

It is live on our digital platform ‘Sharada Rangamancha’ as well as on our Youtube channel.

Featuring: Sarang Kulkarni (Sarod)
Accompanied by: Ojas Adhiya (Tabla)

Registration and viewership are free for this event.

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A Morning Melody with Sarang Kulkarni’s Sarod: A Musical Journey Through Raagas

In a morning filled with musical splendour, young and talented Sarang Kulkarni graced the stage with his Sarod, accompanied by Ojas Adhiya on Tabla, leaving the audience spellbound. The occasion was ‘Pratahswar,’ an event organized by Pancham Nishad in collaboration with the Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts. This remarkable program, has been made accessible to the masses through RFPA’s digital platforms, as ‘Yuva Swaranubhuti,’ allowing music enthusiasts to relish this delightful performance.

Sarang Kulkarni, the maestro of the Sarod, graced the morning with a mesmerizing performance, taking his audience on a musical journey through the enchanting realms of Indian classical music. On this delightful morning, Kulkarni’s intricate and soulful renditions transported the listeners to a world of melody, showcasing his mastery over Raag Basant Mukhari, Raag Nat Bhairav, and Raag Manjh Khamaj.

Raag Basant Mukhari

Kulkarni commenced his morning performance with Raag Basant Mukhari, a raag that exudes a sense of serenity and joy. His skilful fingers coaxed out ethereal notes through a series of traditional elements, including:

– Alaap: A slow and meditative introduction that allowed Kulkarni to explore the raag’s nuances and establish its mood.

– Jod Jhala: A dynamic section that showcased Kulkarni’s virtuosity with fast-paced rhythmic patterns and intricate melodic phrases.

– Gat in vilambit Roopak taal: Kulkarni delved deeper into the raag’s beauty with a composition in the slow Roopak taal, captivating the audience with his melodic and rhythmic finesse.

– Drut bandish in drut Teentaal: The performance reached its zenith as Kulkarni introduced the lively Teentaal, featuring a faster composition that left the audience spellbound.

Raag Nat Bhairav

Transitioning to Raag Nat Bhairav, Kulkarni continued to enchant the morning audience. Raag Nat Bhairav is known for its serene and devotional character, and Kulkarni paid homage to its essence with:

– Alaap: Once again, Kulkarni began with an alaap, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in the soulful rendition of this beautiful raag.

Gat in Madhya laya Teentaal: The middle-paced Teentaal composition showcased his versatility as he explored the raag’s emotional depth, combining rhythm and melody in perfect harmony.

Raag Manjh Khamaj

Concluding his morning performance, Sarang Kulkarni presented Raag Manjh Khamaj, a raag known for its playful and cheerful character. In a short but delightful exploration, Kulkarni displayed his command over this raag, leaving the audience with a sense of joy and contentment.

Sarang Kulkarni’s performance was a testament to his dedication, talent, and promising future as a Sarod artist. His ability to evoke a myriad of emotions through his music left an indelible mark on the audience, reaffirming his place among the emerging talents in the world of classical music.

This program by Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts, in collaboration with Pancham Nishad, has provided a platform for young artists like Sarang Kulkarni to showcase their prowess and artistic finesse. It is a commendable initiative that not only preserves the rich heritage of Indian classical music but also nurtures and showcases the rising stars of the musical horizon.

Sarang Kulkarni’s Sarod performance in the morning was a harmonious start to the day, a musical treat that will be cherished by all who had the privilege of witnessing his artistry. It is a testament to the bright future that awaits this young and talented artist as he continues to enchant audiences with his soul-stirring melodies.

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Featured Artist


Sarang Kulkarni, the very talented and multi-faceted musician, is one of the most prominenet faces of the emerging classical musicians of the new generation. Having shown his genius as a child prodigy, Sarang inherited the art of music from his father, Pt. Rajan Kulkarni, an internationally renowned scholar-musician and mastered Harmonium at a young age.  

A Masters degree holder in Management, Sarang started his education in music at the early age of four. He holds a degree of Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai. He has an ear for music since his childhood as he was moulded in the ambience of Swara & Taal. Sarang has been brought up with a vision to shape him up for the world of music. He has many prizes to his credit and some of them are as follows:  

Govt. of Karnataka selected him for junior scholarship in the year of 2000. Stood first in India in a National Youth Festival Held at Thiruvananthapuram in the year 2003. Stood first in the music competition held at Ganvardhan, Pune in 2002. He has received the CCRT scholarship by the Govt. of India successively for twelve years and has also been selected for the senior scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. And so many more… 

Sarang has performed Jugalbandi with his father at Baroda, Pune, Goa, Mumbai, Dharwad Hubli, Mysore. Sarang has also composed music under the genre classical and fusion in the name K.Sarang. 

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