Treat for Carnatic music fans as vaggeyakaras to be remembered

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-07-15 11:24 Mysuru: Famous works of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, an accomplished musician, will be held at Jaganmohan Palace as part of Vaggeyakaras Day celebration on July 18 – also the birth anniversary of the celebrated Wadiyar. Maharani Pramodadevi Wadiyar will be inaugurating the event, which is being organised by the Karnataka Music and Dance Academy. The inaugural event will be presided by Gangamma Keshavamurthy, President of Karnataka Music and Dance Academy, Bengaluru, and KGH Music University Vice Chancellor Dr Sarvamangala Shankar, who will be the chief guest. Vidushi Jyothsna Vivek and team from Bengaluru, Vidushi G S Rajalakshmi, Dr Veena and team from Mysuru, Tejas Manjunath, Pranav Manjunath will be performing at the event. Besides, Karnataka Kalashri V Nanjundaswamy will deliver a talk on Vaggeyakarara (composers of lyrics and singers). “Mysuru was a pioneer for providing shelter for Carnatic musicians-cum-singers (vaggeyakarara) and they were highly admired during the period of Maharajas of Mysuru,” said, Dr Sukanya Prabhakar, Convener of Karnataka Music and Dance Academy. “A vaggeyakara himself, Jayachamaraja Wadiyar composed 94 musical works. Unfortunately, vaggeyakaras were ignored. Thus this is an attempt to identify vaggeyakaras and promote Carnatic music.”