Yakshagana – ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ


ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ – ನೃತ್ಯ, ಹಾಡುಗಾರಿಕೆ, ಮಾತುಗಾರಿಕೆ, ವೇಷ-ಭೂಷಣಗಳನ್ನೊಳಗೊಂಡ ಒಂದು ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರವಾದ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೀಯ ಕಲೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಸಾಂಪ್ರದಾಯಿಕ ಕಲಾ ಪ್ರಕಾರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾದದ್ದು. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳು (ಉತ್ತರ ಕನ್ನಡ, ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಉಡುಪಿ), ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ, ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು ಮತ್ತು ಕೇರಳದ ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನವು ಮನೆ ಮಾತಾಗಿದೆ.

Yakshagana is a traditional Indian theatre form, developed in Dakshina KannadaUdupiUttara KannadaShimoga and western parts of Chikmagalur districts, in the state of Karnataka and in Kasaragod district in Kerala that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre during the period of the Bhakti movement.[1] It is sometimes simply called “Aata” or āṭa (“the play” in Tulu Language).[2] This theatre style is mainly found in coastal regions of Karnataka in various forms. Towards the south from Udupi to Kasaragod of Tulu Nadu region, the form of Yakshagana called as ‘Thenku thittu’ and towards north upto Uttara Canara it’s called ‘Badaga Thittu’. Both of these forms equally played all over the region. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from RamayanaMahabharataBhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions. (from Wikipedia)


Anoushka Shankar – Caricature


Anoushka Shankar (Bengali : born 9 June 1981) is a Bengali sitar player and composer. Her father is Ravi Shankar, her mother is Sukanya Rajan. She is the half-sister of Norah Jones.
Shankar was born in London and her childhood was divided between London and Delhi. She is the daughter of Sukanya Shankar and Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, who was 61 when she was born. Through her father, she is also the half-sister of American singer Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Shankar), and Shubhendra “Shubho” Shankar, who died in 1992.

As a teenager, Anoushka lived in Encinitas, California, and attended San Dieguito High School Academy. A 1999 honors graduate and Homecoming Queen, Anoushka decided to pursue a career in music rather than attend college(from Wikipedea)