Music and Dance Competitions for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Wednesday 27th April 2022 12:45 EDT
With an objective of acknowledging and appreciating the young cultural ambassadors based in the UK, nationwide Dance and Music Competitions in three streams, Vocal (Carnatic and Hindustani), Classical Dances (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Kuchipudi), and Instrumentals (String and Percussion) are being held for those aged between 15-22 years and are residents in the UK.Organised comprehensively for the first time, the unique initiative is undertaken jointly by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence and Indian Council for Cultural Relations marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav year. Those eligible must electronically send their videos of the renditions for a maximum 8 minutes duration in landscape mode observing the following requirements. Carnatic Vocal must include raagam,keertana and swarakalpana elements. Only Tambura shruti to be used. Hindustani Vocal must include aalaap, raag, vistaar and taans, bandish is to be in madhya laya or drut laya. Only electronic Tanpura and electronic Tabla to be used. No other melodic support instruments are allowed. For Dance- Nritya/Nrutyam pieces to be sent (including pure dance and expression). Semi-classical or light music pieces will not be accepted. The renditions should be recorded for the sole purpose and possession of competitions and must not be shared on social media or anywhere else. The decision of the judges’ panel shall be final.The last date for sending the files of recorded renditions, through wetransfer or the appropriate transfer is 8th May 2022. Files, along with the full name of the performer, age and name of the Guru/Institution and details of the rendition must be sent to [email protected] before this deadline.

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