Samskruti is an annual Indian heritage festival conducted by Global Organization for Divinity. The festival gives kids and parents an opportunity to explore our deep traditional roots. All the competitions in Samskruti are conducted with this vision in mind.
India is a land of many art forms and classical music is one such art. It has evolved over the centuries to its present form.
While there are many competitions in the US and in India to test the technicalities of music, the reason we have a classical music competition is because we want the students to explore more than just the technicalities. We want them to reflect on the songs they sing, learn more about the composition and life history of composers.
And, it is these aspects that will be judged in the composition in addition to the basic swara and tala.
Theme: Purandaradas, Meera, Abhang, Oothukadu Venkatakavi, Narayana Thirthar, Annamacharya, Thyagaraja, Bhadrachala Ramadasar, Sri Muralidhara Swamiji (Madhuragitam: www.madhuragitam.org )
Date: Nov 22
Time: 2-5 pm
Spot Registration allowed until 1.30PM
- Participants must learn 3 kirtans. Judges can ask participants to sing any kirtan from the 3 kirtans. It is up to the judges' discretion to ask the participant to render the full song or for a few lines in each song.
- Judges may ask participants to share few words about the composer of the song they sing.
- Participants may also be asked to share the meaning/theme of the song they render and the deity mentioned in the song.
- There will be 3 categories according to age group. Participants who feel they are far advanced in music skills compared to their age group may contact the organizers and request to be placed in another category.
Reg fee $20. Early Bird discounted price $15
(Till Nov 4). Extended to Nov 12 (Sunday)
PROMO CODE*: SAMSKRUTIMULTIPLE2017
*for multi-event. Use only if registering for more than one event.
- Rules will be decided by organizing committee. Decisions are final and cannot be disputed.
- Views expressed by participants and judges in the competitions are their own and does not reflect the views of the organization
- Registration fee is non-refundable.
- Rules are subject to change. In case rules change, participants will be notified
- Multi-event discount is available
Proceeds from registration fee will go towards supporting Dallas Namadwaar and projects in India like construction of rural medical centers, renovation and maintenance of ancient temples, construction and maintenance of Veda Patashalas and maintenance of Go-shalas (protection of cows)