Chinmaya Naada Bindu presents the 6th Naada Bindu Festival. It is a three day residential arts retreat. The audience will be mesmerized by six performances. There will be two lecture-demonstrations, spiritual discourses and also garba night. Some of the best artists from the industry like Pandits Rajan-Sajan Mishra, Ustad Shahid Parvez will be performing along with many other well-known performers. Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission will also be seen talking about Ram Hare Stotram.
PTS. RAJAN-SAJAN MISHRA
Born into a musically gifted family of Banaras Gharana, Pundits Rajan and Sajan Misra combine their masterly command over technique with their wide-ranging mellifluous voice, to translate their highest flight of imagination into sublime music. They have also been conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kashi Gaurav Award, Sangeet Bhushan Award and Sanskriti Award. They are founders of the Viraam Gurukul in Dehradun which has been setup to explore the meditative qualities of classical music.
Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya, popularly known as Priya Sisters, have created impressive waves in the sphere of Carnatic music in recent years. Their initial training started with their father V.V. Subbaram and later they continued to learn from Vid. T.R. Subramanian. Known for their unbelievable synchrony, they are recipients of many awards and have to their credit many music albums.
USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ
For Padma Shri Ustad Shahid Parvez, the Sitar and Self are identical entities, and music is not just a discipline, but life itself vibrating, pulsating and full of colour. The power of his music is most immediately encountered in the highly charged sound quality he conjures from his Sitar and the sparkling intelligence that is the hallmark of his improvisatory music. He has been bestowed with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, and is widely recognized as one of the greatest Sitar-players of the world.
Mythili Prakash is a dynamic young artist who is making waves in the field of Bharatanatyam in India as well as around the world. Hailed a child prodigy, Mythili began her career at the age of eight and has performed extensively in prestigious venues and festivals over the last two decades. Mythili was trained by her mother, Bharatanatyam exponent Viji Prakash. She has also studied with several legendary stalwarts from India and is now under the mentorship of Indias acclaimed master Malavika Sarukkai.
Anitha Guha is one of the most popular Bharathanatyam teachers of Chennai. She founded Bharathanjali in 1989 and is especially known for moulding children of very early age to professional standards. 'Sundara Kandam' is a dance production directed by Anita Guha, which depicts selected episodes from Ramayana. It takes the viewer through the universal journey that is at the heart of all human endeavour: despondency giving way to optimism and hope. Renowned Carnatic musician Neyveli Santhanagopalan has composed the original music for this production.
PUJYA SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA
Swami Tejomayananda is the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, a position accorded to him in 1993 after Swami Chinmayananda attained mahasamadhi. Swami Chinmayananda served the cause of Vedanta with his service, knowledge and pioneering qualities, Swami Tejomayananda fondly addressed as Guruji completed that with his natural attitude of devotion. He is a living portrait of simplicity with depth, humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he is readily accessible and approachable to all who seek the knowledge of Vedanta from him.
But the gentleness of devotion arrived to him riding on the back of an intense education in physics, going up to a Masters degree. Born to a Maharashtrian family in Madhya Pradesh, this physicist had a close encounter that changed the velocity, direction and path of his life.
Yashila's music is an electrifying brand of New India Fusion which melds the best of North and South-Indian classical tradition with a hint of flavours from other world regions such as Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Abhijit Banerjee provides the distinctive Tabla and Pakhawaj muscularity and finesse.
Somnath Roy provides various percussions including the Ghatam.
Kala Ramnath's singing and violin provide the mellifluous melody to the group.
A soulful singer gifted with a melodious voice, Pramodini Rao is a director at Chinmaya Naada Bindu. She was initiated into music by her mother, Susheela Acharya and has undergone formal training in Hindustani music under different gurus. She has a master's degree in Hindustani music from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune and Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkande University, Lucknow. She is known for her unique style of rendering bhajans with a classical touch and has given innumerable performances in India and overseas. Being a composer, she also has several devotional albums to her credit.