All India Radio, Mangalore organized Akashvani Regional Folk & Light Music Festival 2012 on 23rd July, 2012 which was attended by a large number of music lovers of in and around Mangalore.
Smt. B. R. Geetha presented Kannada Light Music composed by Smt. Indu Vishvanath of Bangalore. The accompanists included Sri Rajagopal (Guitar), Sri Abdul Razak (Key-board), Sri Sathvijaya Bhat (Tabla), Sri Rajesh (Rhythm Pad) and Sri Devaraj Achar (Mandolin). The programme enthralled the gathering.
Telugu Folk songs by Sri Bala Brahmachari (“A” Grade Folk Artist) & Party of Hyderabad rendered in a new style were applauded by the audience.
Sri Mahadevaswamy and Party presented Kannada Folk Songs of Mysore region which were appreciated by one and all.
The programme has been widely acclaimed by the local & regional Press.