KALÃ PAYANA | a journey in art

Kalakarmis, the team - Trustees

Ghatam Giridhar Udupa:

A world renowned percussionist with a mesmerizing hold over his key instrument Ghatam. He also plays on other percussion instruments including the Mrudangam, Khanjira, Morsing and Konnakol (vocal syllables), and has performed with globally well-known artistes and in many styles like Carnatic, Hindustani, Fusion, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Arabic, Latin and Celtic Music and several symphonies. Recipient of several prestigious national and international awards, a staunch believer in the power of music, Giridhar is committed to taking his father's devotion to art deeper and wider.

Sandhya Udupa

Sandhya is a multifaceted artiste with mastery over Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Yakshagana, and Carnatic classical music, aside from being a qualified interior designer. She has been nurtured in a rich culture of art and is a new generation artiste committed to taking the finer aspects of Indian culture to wider audiences. Also a versatile artist adapting to various global styles and creative collaborations.

Bhargava Halambi

A disciple of Ullur Nagendra Udupa, Bharghava Halambi is a much sought after percussionist, with mastery over the unique art of playing the Khanjira, a South Indian percussion instrument. Regularly seen on stage at many prestigious venues in India and abroad, he is known for his energetic presence on the stage as well as exemplary service to the musical field with ready social support to musicians and students to aid them in their pursuit of art.

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