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Dr. Prakash Sontakke with Customised Weissenborn from Asher Guitars California

 

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Dr. Prakash Sontakke – Photo Courtsey Vinod Nair

 

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Sontakke Global Music Festival

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 Tribute to Dr R B Sontakke & Dr Mani Sontakke

10 days of Festivity       100 Musicians

                                            10 venues        100000+ Music Lovers

Dr R B Sontakke & Dr Mani Sontakke have been great music educators of Hindustani Vocal music as well as Instrumental music , having mentored 100s of students across the Globe including prominent names in the music industry. Belonging to the tradition of Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, one of the greatest contributors to the world of music both in India as well as internationally, their contribution to keeping this tradition alive has been immense.

This festival looks to bring all forms of music across multiple genres on to one platform and celebrate the universal joy of music. We intend to host top international acts performing Jazz, Blues and Pop music, while also be fusing it with Hindustani classical, Carnatic classical, folk and other myriad styles to create a magical experience for music lovers.

 

                             Artists And Bands

**Manasi Prasad , Dr. Prakash Sontakke , Praveen Godkhindi @ Alliance Francaise on Dec 15, 9AM onwards**

**Jazz Lounge And Fusion Guest Feature Ragavan Manian & Dr Vaishali Srinivas @ Bricklane on Dec 16, 8PM onwards**

**Sunaad led by Tara Kini and performance by Thomas Stronen , Iain Ballamy , Dr. Prakash Sontakke @ Jagriti Theatre on Dec 17, 8PM onwards**

**Workshop on Jazz improvisation and Hindustani Collaboration followed by a performance @ Octavium Academy on Dec 18, 6PM onwards**

**Padma Shankar , Dr. Prakash Sontakke , Jagadeesh , Madhuri , Iain Ballamy , Gerard Machado , Thomas Stronen @ Opus Creek (Palace Road) on Dec 19, 7PM onwards**

**Food
Progressive electronic jazz , also featuring tracks from their ECM album Mercurial Balm .
@ B Flat on Dec 20, 9PM onwards**

**MD Pallavi , Chaitra Sontakke , MK Tejasvini , 25 violin ensemble conducted by KC Jayaram , Varijashree and Ustad Faiyaz Khan , Anoor Anantkrishna Sharma , Jyotsna Srikanth , BC Manjunath , Amrit , Soundarya Srivatsa
A Professional Musicians Combine . @ Gayana Samaja on Dec 21 , From 9am till night**

**Octavium Band , Global rhythm ensemble , Thomas Stronen , Karthik Mani , Dr. Prakash Sontakke , Adarsh Shenoy @ Take 5 on Dec 22, 8PM onwards**

**Chaitra Sontakke , Vinay Sharva , Abhijith Shenoy , Rama Mani , Dr. Prakash Sontakke , Ragavan Manian  @ Chowdiah hall on Dec 25, 9AM onwards**