Girija Kalyana – Set in Keerthana

Date: 01/03/2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: IGNCA, Bengaluru

Katha Keertana (Harikatha) is a composite art form comprising storytelling, poetry, music and philosophy. It involves narration of Puranic, intermingled with songs. Usually the narration involves numerous sub-plots and anecdotes, which are used to highlight the main story. The story teller is assisted by one or more co-singers, who elaborate the songs and a mrudangam/tabala and harmonium serve as accompanist. The story teller uses a pair of symbols to keep the beat.