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Monday, August 29, 2005

Bhaskar Chandavarkar to Conduct Music Workshop under Konkani Academy Auspices

A Konkani music workshop will be organised here, from September 14 to 16 by the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy.

Nearly 40 artistes can participate in this workshop. Those who wish to take part may send in their details by September 7, to Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Lalbagh, Mangalore 575 003. Selected candidates will be intimated by post.

Bhaskar Chandavarkar, eminent sitar artiste and musician, will be directing the workshop. Having trained under Pt Ravi Shankar, Pt Uma Shankar Mishra for Hindustani vocal music and having studied contemporary western music under Ton De Leeuw, Joseph Anton Reidl and Dieter Schoen Bach, Bhaskar Chandavarkar carved a unique name as a composer. He has composed music for 45 Indian and foreign feature films. He is a winner of numerous awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

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