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Sammaan 2020: Global Talent Hunt

Our Panelists & Mentors Talk About Sammaan 2020

Shankar Mahadevan for Music

Pt. Pravin Godkhindi for Wind Instruments

Rujuta Soman for Dance

Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi for Vocals

Purbayan Chatterjee for Strings

Shri Talat Aziz for Ghazal

Pt. Satish Vyas for Santoor

Debopriya Chatterjee for Flute

Pt. Ajay Joglekar for Harmonium

Pt. Yogesh Samsi for Tabla

Smt. Shama Bhate, Senior Mentor for Kathak

Dr. Lakshmi Rekha, Mentor for Bharatanatyam

We Invite You To Participate

Panelists of Sammaan reflect upon how artists have tendency to sometimes hide in their shells. They urge you to burst out with your talent and make the best use of this global talent hunt.

RFPA, in partnership with Shankar Mahadevan Academy, proudly announces SAMMAAN, a word-wide talent hunt competition held for artists seeking a platform for their career to take flight.

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Participate In Sammaan
An Opportunity Young Artists Should Not Miss

Present Your Art To Maestros

Imagine you get a chance to showcase your talent in dance or music to maestros like Shankar Mahadevan, Talat Aziz, Jayateerth Mevundi, Praveen Godkhindi, Debopriya Chatterjee, Purbayan Chatterjee, Yogesh Samsi, Rujuta Soman and more.

SAMMAAN can make it happen. SAMMAAN is a worldwide digital talent hunt in Indian music and dance. It brings you a rare opportunity to perform in front of maestros from the safety of your home and to learn from the direct feedback you get from them. SAMMAAN will not just showcase talent, but also nurture it. Artists who win at SAMMAAN will get a masterclass from a maestro who is their idol, and get a scholarship to pursue a higher study in their field of art.

Who can take part in Sammaan?

A one-of-its kind contest, SAMMAAN is open to singers, instrumentalists and dancers from around the world. Those between the ages of 6 and 14 can participate in the Children category. And those of ages 14+ can participate in the Adults category.

SAMMAAN invites artists across these genres:

Vocals: Hindustani, Carnatic, Dhrupad, Ghazal, Devotional songs, Movie songs, Folk songs
Dance: Kathak, Bharatnatyam
Instruments: Wind Instruments, String Instruments, Percussion Instruments

The Grand Finale will take place in front of maestros.

Read Terms And Conditions

Who are the panelists?

The maestros you will be presenting for:

  • Shankar Mahadevan for Hindustani Music, Carnatic Music, Folk & Movie Songs
  • Shri Talat Aziz for Ghazal
  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi for Percussions
  • Purbayan Chatterjee for Strings
  • Pandit Satish Vyas for Santoor
  • Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi for Classical Vocals & Devotionals
  • Pandit Pravin Godkhindi for Wind Instruments
  • Rujuta Soman for Classical Dance
  • Pandit Ajay Joglekar for Harmonium
  • Debopriya Chatterjee for Flute
Have questions about this digital talent hunt?

Find answers to many Sammaan related questions on our Contest Guide.

How can you participate?

All you’ve got to do to participate is register yourself, after reading our Terms and Conditions. Registration closes on 15th August 2020, 3 pm IST. The participation fee is INR 499, USD 9.99.
Enroll now using each of these registration links.

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