Kalaatma 2020 – Online Music Festival by Dhruv Arts

Kalaatma 2020 (Oct 2nd to 4th 2020) will celebrate the monsoon season’s unparalleled charm and it’s inspiration for music. This series of digital concerts will feature eminent Indian classical musicians curated by renowned violinist Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth and produced by Dhruv Arts, a UK and India based non-profit organization in association with Suraksh Studio, Bangalore. Dhruv Arts is a South-Asian arts organisation based in East London, with a mission to communicate arts effectively into the community and use arts to create inter-generational and inter-community links. Dhruv Arts is the official producer of London International Arts Festival. The Kalaatma festival aims to bring together the artist community and invoke positivity and hope amidst the ongoing crisis. The line-up includes senior artists and also provides a platform for up and coming artists.

Youtube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/DhruvArtsFestival

The festival is being streamed live from Shaale Venue, Bangalore.

The following are the festival details:


6pm BST/10.30pm IST

Nadaswaram recital by Bangalore B S Ramesh Babu and B Srinivas

Ragu and Manjunath – Thavil


4pm BST/8.30pm IST

Talk and presentation on monsoon ragas in Carnatic music by Dr TS Sathyavathi and disciples

Dr Jyotsna Srikanth – violin
Renuka Prasad – mridangam

5.30pm BST/10.00pm IST

‘Rain’ an instrumental solo depiction by Shadrach Solomon on keyboards/piano

6.15pm/10.45pm IST

Monsoon Raga Special

North Indian classical harmonium recital by Ravindra Katoti
Tejas Katoti – Harmonium

Gurumurthy Vaidhya – Tabla


7.00pm IST/2.30pm BST

Carnatic veena recital by
Aishwarya Manikarnike

Rakshith Sharma – mridangam

3.30pm BST/8.00pm IST

Carnatic violin recital by Dr Jyotsna Srikanth

Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma – mridangam

Vyasa Vittala – khanjira

5.00pm BST/9.30pm IST

Talk by Srikanth Sharma: Effectiveness in the propagation of Indian Classical Music in the 21st Century

6.00pm BST/10.30pm IST

Dr Hamsini Nagendra with Mathoor Srinidhi

HS Sudhindra – mridangam

ASN Swamy – khanjira