MORE than 5,000 people are expected to attend ‘Sruthilayam 2019’, a day-long music and dance programme, set to be held at the Isa Town campus of Indian School Bahrain this weekend.
The event, which is being organised by Palakkad Arts and Cultural Theatre (Paact) Bahrain in association with Interads, will be held at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium on Friday.
The show will begin at 9am with ‘Chembai Sangeetholsavam’ where more than 100 students and their music teachers will pay tribute to Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, a Carnatic music singer from Kerala, India.
This will be followed by ‘Sangeetha Archana’ and ‘Sangeetha Kacheri’ by chief guest Indian Carnatic musician and Padma Shri award winner K G Jayan.
This performance will be the highlight of the session.
‘Nilolsavam’ will begin at 6pm with a classical dance performance by Paact dancers Aathira Menon and Anjana Anil Marar.
Rhythmic dancers will present Indian contemporary dance ‘Panchatatwa’ and Dubai Koottam will showcase the rich folk dance heritage of Palakkad through ‘Kanyarkali’.
A dance drama fiesta called Njanappana will be performed by Vineeth and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy.
Entry to the event is free and all are invited.
A flyer launch was held at the Bahrain Carlton Hotel, Adliya in the presence of Indian Institute of Performing Arts managing director and principal Ambilikuttan A Nair. Present were event management and Paact executive team.