Save The Date! IFA@Bangalore: Songs of the Women Warikari Poets by Shruthi Vishwanath | February 28, 2019 | The Park

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
is delighted to invite you to
A Performance of Vithu MazhaSongs of the Women Warikari Poets
composed and sung by Shruthi Vishwanath
with Hitesh Dhutia on the guitar and Vinayak Netke on the tabla

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 07:30 PM | Oak Room, The Park
No 14/17, MG Road, Bangalore - 560 042

IFA is delighted to invite you to a performance of Vithu MazhaSongs of the Women Warikari Poets, composed and sung by Shruthi Vishwanath, with Hitesh Dhutia on the guitar and Vinayak Netke on the tabla at 07:30 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at The Park, MG Road, Bangalore.

Shruthi musically interprets and brings into performance the abhangs of women warikari saints. Abhangs are spiritual poems usually dedicated to the deity Vithoba or Vittala of Pandharpur and sung in the regions of Maharashtra and north Karnataka. They are integral to the warikari pilgrimage and the warikari movement, which began in the late 13th century with the poet and saint Gnyaneshwar, and, continues to the present day. For this project, Shruthi studied and composed the works of women warikari poets, setting music to over 20 abhangs which have over time been lost from the aural traditions of the practice. The poems range in tone from absolute devotion to rebellion, and have been musically interpreted keeping in mind their meaning.

Shruthi Vishwanath is a Musician, Educator, and Composer based in Pune. With a background in Carnatic and Hindustani music, she has also trained in abhangs and works on individual and collaborative music projects.

Shruthi Vishwanath received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme.

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