It’s unusual to have a festival only for instruments, and so it was interesting to attend the “Bangalore Harmonica and Reed Instruments Festival” at Ravindra Kalakshetra on the 22nd of November, 2015.
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The predominant theme of the music seemed to be old Hindi movie songs, though a few Kannada movie songs were also played.
The festival went on from 10 am to 7pm and seemed to have a good attendance throughout the day.
Some of the children also enjoyed interacting with the audience to the beat of the music!
is a video recorded by Prayut Mandal, where the accompanists are also seen:
Tickets were priced at Rs.100. I could not ask if the organizers were able to recover their costs! There seemed to be plenty of sponsors, so I hope they were, indeed, able to do this.
I would also like to know for how many years this festival has been going on. It was a most enjoyable one!