On November 24th, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur organised a local folk music event known as ‘Sadhana Kala Sangama’, with a performance by Shri Chaithanya Hegde playing the santoor.
Around 150 people consisting of nearby neighbours, guests, volunteers, host families, as well as the FSL-India staff gathered at CEL to celebrate ‘Quami Ekta Week’ or ‘National Integration Week’, as Shri Chaithanya Hegde uttered the different “Sounds of India”.
The event started with some delicious snacks and interaction between the guests, who gathered in the dining hall. Afterwards, everyone gathered together around the stage to attend the concert. Mr. Rakesh Soans, FSL-India’s President gave everyone a warmly welcoming speech and introduced the performer.
The performance was about 2 hours long and focused on the musical instrument santoor. The santoor is an Indo-Persian instrument that dates back to ancient times. It is a stringed musical instrument and is known as the national musical instrument of Iran. Shri Chaithanya Hegde was accompanied by Shri Sheshadri Iyengar on the tabla, a South Asian membranophone percussion instrument consisting of a pair of drums used in traditional classical, popular and folk music.
All in all, the guests said they had a lovely time and enjoyed the great atmosphere. We are looking forward to more events like this at our Centre!