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Bolava Vitthal Poster Launch

Pancham Nishad to celebrate 'Bolava Vitthal' - An evening of Abhangs in Hyderabad on 23rd July, 2016

Left to Right-MVN Prasad-LIC-Secretary, Chief Organizer-Shashi Vyas and Jyoti Vyas-Project Coordinator.

Soulful renditions of Bolava Vitthal conceptualized by Pancham Nishad, will permeate the ten cities of India this July. On the eve of the 11th year of Ashadhi Ekadashi,young turks of Hindustani classical music will converge to offer devotional scores to Lord Panduranga.

In its latest edition, Bolava Vitthal has till now covered Surat ,Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Thane and Nasik. The 10 city tour will mark its completion with the city of Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi on 30th and 31st July respectively. This year Bengaluru and Hyderabad, will see renowned vocalists like Shounak Abhisheki, Manjusha Patil and Jayteerth Mevundi, delivering magic from the world of classical music.

The Bolava Vitthal- An evening of Abhangs concert in Hyderabad is scheduled to be held on 23rd July, at Shilpakala Vedika Auditorium, Hi-Tech City Main Road, from 6 pm onwards. The performing artistes for the same are Shounak Abhisheki, Manjusha Patil and & Jayeteerth Mevundi.

In its 11th year, ‘Bolava Vitthal’, a concert of Abhangwani , a unique genre of Indian Devotional Music having its deep roots in the State of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, has been forging ahead as Trusted Keepers of devotional music. It has put in consistent efforts to open doors to a wider appreciation of this form of music, preserve this age-old genre of Indian Devotional Music and popularize the sacred soirée beyond Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

“Abhangwani is also extremely popular in South. The response we have received from people has been overwhelming. This year we we will be embarking on a 10-city travel of Bolava Vitthal nationally in totality. Other cities on our travel map include Surat, Vadodara, Ahemdabad, Nasik, Mumbai, Thane Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi.We are unique and transcending boundaries and taking Abhangwani beyond the traditional hives of origin has been our forte,” said Shashi Vyas, Director of Pancham Nishad.

Traditionally, Ashadhi Ekadashi is an auspicious day with walking groups of devotees singing ‘Abhangs’ in praise of the Lord. They travel from their homes on feet to Pandharpur in Maharashtra, considered the abode of Lord Panduranga. Abhangwani refers to devotional poetry sung as an ode and begins with a Gajar by all artistes and trailed by individual performances.

Till date, Bolava Vitthal has seen a star-studded assimilation of talent with maestros like Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Shankar Mahadevan, Suresh Wadkar, Ranjani- Gayatri, Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar, Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Rahul Deshpande, Anand Bhate, Sanjeev Abhyankar,Devaki Pandit, Shaunak Abhisheki and Jayateerth Mevundi singing paeans to Lord Vitthal, another name of Lord Panduranga at the concerts.

The 10 city tour of Bolava Vitthal is supported by LIC, Union Bank of India, Indian Oil, Bank of Maharashtra, GAIL, Central Bank of India, Hindustan Petroleum, Dena Bank, ONGC, Talwalkars, Inga Foundation, Global Insurance, TATA Capital, Bharat Petroleum, Bank of India ,Hotel Orchid, Etc.
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