Spandana Muscat to Present ‘Yeh Shaam Mastani’
Countdown started…Muscat music lovers can witness a scintillating and homogenous confluence of different genres of music in “Yeh Shaam Mastani” the forthcoming musical event on Friday, 7th April 2017 at the Ruby Ballroom, Crystal Suites, Muscat, Oman.
This melodious mix will be unfurled by Spandana, Muscat and will be a fusion of music and melody by the melodious “Zee Kannada Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Season-11 singers, Sriram Kasar, Sreeraksha Achar and Aishwarya Rangarajan. They have entertained audiences all over Karnataka with their repertoire of Bhava Geethe, Bhakti Geethe, Janapada Geethe and evergreen Film songs in various languages during hundreds of stage shows and on TV channels. Now, they are all set to enthrall Muscat audience on coming Friday. Spandana Muscat has already introduced around 20-25 new faces to Muscat audience in last 5-6 years.
Accompanying the singer trio are the equally well versed two local vocalists Sakshi Bhagawat and Sumana Shashidar.
Saakshi Bhagavath is a class 12 student of age 16 years who has undergone training in Hindustani music under Suhas Gadgil and is currently being trained in Carnatic music under the tutelage of Ramesh Narayanan and in Hindustani music under the able guidance of Dr Sanjyoth Kolwadkar. She is proficient in singing Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and English songs,.
She has participated/won several prizes in various competitions which were graced by music stalwarts like Jesudas, Suresh Wadkar and Pritam Da. She has also had the opportunity of sharing the stage with S.P Balasubramanium, Vani Jairam, Manu, P Susheela, Madhu Balakrishnan, Raman Mahadev. She has been regularly performing live on stage at a very young age and also represented her school in singing programmes including competitions like Jhankar Spectrum and won top accolades.
Sakshi was one of the 8th top contestants of a very popular Zee Kannada TV reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Little Champ” in 2015. Currently, she is undergoing training in “Kathak dance” under the able guidance of Jhumpa Chakraborty.
Sumana Shashidhar a well-known name in the music fraternity of Oman is a versatile singer hails from Bengaluru. Under the mentoring of her teachers at various stages of her music career, Sumana has evolved as an accomplished singer in both semi-classical and light music. Sumana is capable of rendering mellifluous numbers fluently in Hindi, Kannada and Telugu. Some of her mentors are Manjula Gururaj, Ustad Khalid Anwar Saheb and Master Ramesh Narayan.
Sumana has released 3 albums and she was blessed by the music legend the most renowned music director Sri Rajan Nagendra sir who released her first album named Srideviyara Bhakthi Sudhe in Bengaluru. Second album Sampradaya Haadugalu based on our customs and traditions was well received by the various cross section of people in Karnataka. The third album Shri Sai Sacharitha on life and teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba and Sumana was accompanied by popular singers from Kannada cine industry L N Shastry and Hemanth.
Sumana has shared the stage with well-known playback singers like Madhu Balakrishnan, L N Shastry, Hemanth and Raman Mahadevan. Sumana is a passionate singer with a firm belief that music is divine and she says with most humility that the voice conferred by God should be used in enthralling the music lovers and for that matter everyone. This is indeed a good service as music unites everyone without any barrier of language or caste.