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Moodbidri: A musical evening marked the conclusion of Alva’s Virasat at Smt Vanajakshi K Shripathi Bhat Stage in Vivekananda Nagar in Puttige on Sunday.
The crowd rejoiced at the magic spell of playback singers Karthik , Vijayaprakash and Mahalakshmi Iyer, who had very much to offer to the audience, including famous film numbers, devotional songs and jugalbandi.
They chose varied genres such as folk, semi-classic, light and so on, which the audience batted for. Artistes drove the crowd crazy with their performance. They also had various teases for people. The audience applauded and sang in sync with the main artistes.
The trio explored the colours of Raag ‘Yaman’ by presenting various devotional, light and film songs based on the Raag.
Karthik and Mahalakshmi also paid tribute to demised Hindi film actress Sadhana, by singing the song “Abhi Na Jao Chodkar” from the film Hum Dono.
“Open Hairu Bitkondu” and “Ghattada Anchidaye”, presented by Vijayprakash, “Eko Eno Nannlli” and “Aaj Ki Raat” by Mahalakshmi Iyer, “Mahaganapathim” and “Oru Naal”, a tamil number by Karthik, “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar” and “Suno Gaur Se Duniyawalo” by the trio were among the highlights of the show. The artistes of the evening also sang other evergreen melodies from Kannada and Hindi films.
The expectation of the audience continued till Vijay Prakash started with ‘Jai Ho’, a hit from the movie ‘Slum Dog Millioner’.
The song was a viral hit with young audience. The song got all the honour with claps. The audience had a wonderful evening with music though there was gloominess as it was the final day of the extravaganza, at least for this year.
Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam), Keith Peter (Base Guitar), Vijay Joseph (Electric guitar), Harish (Keyboard), Arun Kumar (drums),Navneet Sundar (Eye Pad), Harsha, Pradyuma others comprised of instrumental ensemble.