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Performance by Martin Dsouza and Best Kept Secret.

Performance by Martin Dsouza and Best Kept Secret.

Best Kept Secret: Take a touch of Rock, a dash of Disco, a hint of Blues, a shout of Pop and a pinch of Electronica. Whisk them up real nice with four young lads who just want to make you sway, and you’ve got yourself Best Kept Secret! We make you dance, we make you scream. We make you jump, we make you sing. You could be 16, or in your seventies. No worries there, we slide both ways. We’re crowd-hookers. We love the open air. And, electricity. We love you. Not as much as we love music. But, you’re not complaining. We like twisting stuff you’ve heard before and writing songs you haven’t. Hardwired to entertain, surprise is the middle name.

Martin Dsouza: Martin Dsouza pursued what he loves the most – Music. Over the last few years, he’s been DJ’ing and hosting Karaoke across different venues in India such as Blue Frog, Opus, Loft 38, Love Shack, Indigo Live Music Bar, The Sugar Factory, Ice – Vivanta By Taj, Terra Maya – Assam, Cape Town Cafe – Goa, Cohiba – Goa, Park – Chennai, Leela – Kovalam, Radisson Blue – Mysore, Fisherman’s Cove – Mahabs, The Tamara – Coorg amongst others. Martin Dsouza has mixed for Karma Bar & Lounge and Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu (Nepal). He has been a part of the launch of various international brands such as H&M, Sephora, Adidas, and Aeropostale in the country. He has also done a gig in Zurich – Switzerland for a telecom based company and for many other corporates in India. He was also featured by Titan Xylys in their Find Your 25th Hour Campaign. Additionally, he models, acts and does freelance writing.He interweaves different styles of music to ensure an entertaining dance floor experience for the crowd. As an artist he strives to deliver the best and keep the audience entertained with quality music. The Humming Tree: The Humming Tree is an arts, music and performance space in Bangalore, India, open since June 2013. At the present moment, along with major international artists who are touring with us, we’re curating 25+ programmes a month including fantastic music gigs, fun workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, cultural performances, theatre, spoken word poetry, reading and storytelling sessions and other educational gatherings. We aim at providing a platform for the different arts, keeping in mind the beautifully varied resources and audiences we have access to. In addition to the performance venue, we run a fresh, unique kitchen and bar service.

Entry fee: Rs. 600/- inclusive of GST

Friday | 18th August 2017 | 9:00 PM

The Humming Tree
#949, 3rd Floor & Rooftop,
12th Main Road,
Bengaluru – 560038.

Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert by Vinay Sharva.

Bangalore Gayana Samaja organises Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert by Vid.Vinay Sharva,

Vid.Vinay Sharva will be accompanied by
Vid.Vittal Rangan on Violin,
Bangalore.V Praveen on Mrudanga
Vid.G Guruprasanna on Khanjeera.

on Sunday the 20th of August 2017

Bangalore Gayana Samaja,
89,Krishna Rajendra Road,
Bengaluru 560 004.

Entry free.

Community Drumjam 54

Community Drumjam 54
Drum with Roberto Narain and Vasundhara Das

Instruments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own percussion instruments.

Prior to this, a free Djembe workshop will be held for those who wish to learn a few basic skills of Djembe playing at the same venue, from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

No prior music skills required. Age no bar.

The 54th edition of Community Drumjam on Sunday | 20th August 2017 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Rangoli Metro Art Center,
M G Road,

Entry is free. The venue is wheelchair friendly.

Magical Stories from 81 Sq. Ft studio

Exhibition of 3D Printed Sculptures, Paintings and drawings by A. Naveen Kumar

About the exhibition

Magical Stories from 81 sqft, is a story of my world, my child-wood, story of nature, story of our past, present and future. We all live in harmony with space; our very existence is within it. I explore the world around us, a world which is a circus, which inspires me to make works that is a component of culture, reflecting economic and social substrates. It transmits ideas and values inherent in every culture across space and time. Its role changes through time, acquiring more of an aesthetic component here and a socio-educational function there. We live in certain time and certain space and slowly start realizing the change. 81 sq ft is the total area of my studio space, where art is more than what was academically divided as drawing, painting, sculpture or photography. It’s not just filled with colors and canvas, but it has become a laboratory. In these artistic laboratories, the mundane is transformed into an object of an aesthetic value and is assigned with new meanings and positions.
– A. Naveen Kumar

Work process
Naveen works with 3d printed sculptures and drawings using teak wood extracted pigments. His works are process of converting simple elements from surroundings and placing them as signs and symbols in his work. These symbols are a hint to past, the memories and their recurrence in present. As visible, these objects without much significance have become carriers and bridges to people and his memories associated with them. This is also a process of investigating the structure of memory formation and how particular objects always remind us of certain people or experiences.

About Artist
A. Naveen Kumar, Born in 1985, Bangalore. He completed his Diploma in Painting from KEN School of Arts, (2008) and Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking from Bangalore University (2010) Bengaluru. He has been invited for various curated and group shows at Museums & Galleries in India and abroad. His works are at Artist pension trust (APT). He has been conferred K.K. Hebbar Art Grant, 2017. The Camel art foundation Professional award 2015. Shenoy Art Foundation “Emerging artist” Award 2015; Aranawas, S.G Vasudev Scholarship for 2007-09; Nadoja R.M. Hadpad Scholarship for 2006.

His works are in collections with several organization & Private collectors in India and abroad.

The Exhibition will be on view from 20th August 2017 to 16th September 2017

Gallery Sumukha,
24/10, BTS Depot Road,
Wilson Garden,
Bengaluru 560 027.


“Nritya Dhaare” – Kathak and Bharatanatyam

Sadhana Sangama Trust organises “Nritya Dhaare” – Kathak and Bharatanatyam  by Rhythmotion, Bengaluru as part of the unique dance series called Guru Shishya Parampara featuring Guru Smt Chitra Arvind and her disciples

Vidushi Smt. Chitra Arvind says – “The dance pieces chosen for this unique event are both traditional and new ones. A couple of dance pieces are from my Gurus’ repertoire and the others are my choreography to celebrate the spirit of Guru Shishya Parampara. Also as requested by the organizer Guru Smt. Jyothi Pattabhiram, we are presenting a dance feature ‘Dasavatara’ by my daughter Alar Arvind and I”

Chitra Arvind
Artistic Director and Founder of Rhythmotion School of Classical and Contemporary dance, Bengaluru, Chitra Arvind is the recipient of India International Dance Festival 2016 – Contemporary Dance Award, The National Nritya Shiromani Award 2013, Young Achiever Award for Dance and Choreography 2011 and Best Dancer Award 2001. An acclaimed artist and exponent of three dance styles including Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance styles, Chitra has been professing and performing for over two decades. She is an empaneled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and a graded of artist of Doordarshan in Bharatanatyam and Kathak styles.

Trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Dr. Lalitha Srinivasan, Kathak and Choreography under Guru Dr.Maya Rao and Smt.Chitra Venugopal, she was invited to work in London for several years with leading contemporary dance choreographers including Shobana Jeyasingh, Wayne Mc Gregor and Laurie Booth. Chitra is trained in Carnatic Vocal and Veena under the tutelage of Smt.Rama Srishailan. She has a Masters in History from the Karnataka State Open University.

Chitra has many dance productions to her credit in both classical and contemporary dance styles. She has performed at prestigious dance platforms across India and toured the UK, USA, South Africa, South East Asia and Europe with her performances and won accolades from art connoisseurs and critics. She has been invited by Universities in USA and Europe including the University of Irvine, California and School for Ballet and Rhythmic, Croatia to teach Choreography and Indian Classical
Dance technique.

At Rhythmotion, Chitra trains not only young aspirants in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance but also imparts dance training to the hearing and speech impaired students of the Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf, Bengaluru since 2006. She was invited by SUVAG, a Polyclinic for the hearing and speech impaired children in Zagreb, Croatia, to conduct a dance workshop and lecture demonstration for the teachers and students. Through the Rhythmotion Trust, Chitra curates “Chalana-Dance for a Cause” a classical and Contemporary dance festival in aid of the Deaf Aid Society.

Nritya Dhaare on Sunday | 20th August 2017 | 6:00 PM

Rangopanishath Mini Auditorium,

WomenFolk – Interactive story performance.

Interactive storyperformance that explores Women from World Tales

Folktales, Stories, Myths around Women. Shared by Lavanya Prasad & Sowmya Srinivasan.

Stories by women but…for all! Will be followed by animated discussion and dialogue
Suitable for 15 years and above

Tickets on Events High, Book My Show and at the Venue for details call 9845680816 / 9731570615

on Saturday | 19th August 2017 | 4:00 – 5.30 PM

Untitled Space
J P Nagar

‘ಇ ಲೋಕದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಲೋಕದ ಒಡನಾಟ – ಸಾಧಕ ಬಾಧಕಗಳು’ – ಸಂವಾದ.

ಮನೋಹರ ಗ್ರಂಥಮಾಲಾ, ಈ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಡ್‍ಲಿಪಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಇದೇ ಶನಿವಾರ ದಿನಾಂಕ: ೧೯-೦೮-೨೦೧೭ರಂದು ಸಂಜೆ ೫ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಜೆಪಿ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ‘ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ ಅಂಗಳ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ‘ಇ ಲೋಕದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಲೋಕದ ಒಡನಾಟ – ಸಾಧಕ ಬಾಧಕಗಳು’ ವಿಷಯದ ಮೇಲೆ ಸಂವಾದವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿವೆ. ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಿಗೆ, ಪ್ರಕಾಶಕರಿಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಓದುಗರಿಗೂ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತವಾಗುವ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆಯನ್ನು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ತಾವು ತಮ್ಮ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶನಿವಾರದಂದು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿಯೂ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಿ ವರದಿ ಮಾಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಆ ಮೂಲಕ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಲೋಕವನ್ನೂ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಕೋರಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವೆ. ಆಮಂತ್ರಣ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಲಗತ್ತಿಸಿರುವೆ.

ಮನೋಹರ ಗ್ರಂಥಮಾಲಾ, ಈ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಡ್‍ಲಿಪಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿರುವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ;
‘ಇ ಲೋಕದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಲೋಕದ ಒಡನಾಟ – ಸಾಧಕ ಬಾಧಕಗಳು’
ಅತಿಥಿಗಳು: ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಾದ ವಸುಧೇಂದ್ರ, ಸಿಂಧು ರಾವ್, ಪ್ರಕಾಶಕರಾದ ಸಮೀರ್ ಜೋಷಿ, ಸತ್ಯಪ್ರಮೋದ್ ಲಕ್ಕುಂಡಿ.

ನಿರೂಪಣೆ:ಛಾಯಾ ಭಗವತಿ
೧೯-೦೮-೨೦೧೭ ಶನಿವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ ೫ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ

ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ ಅಂಗಳ,
೧೪೮/೧. ೩೨ ಎ ಮುಖ್ಯರಸ್ತೆ,
ಜೆ.ಪಿ.ನಗರ, ಮೊದಲ ಹಂತ,