Tuesday, 24 June 2014

RELEASE OF CDs OF Dr.Gangubai Hangal and Pt.Basavaraj Rajguru

It was an unique moment for Akashvani, and Cultural City of Dharwad when 6 CDs of Dr.Gangubai Hangal and Pt.Basavaraj Rajguru (3 each) brought out by Central Archive, All India Radio, New Delhi were released on 21.06.2014. Alongwith CD release function, a special musical programme featauring Violin recital by Dr.N.Rajam and Classical Vocal by Pt.Kaivallyakuamr Gurav, was arranged at Srujana Auditorium, Dharwad. Both the Artists performed very well. For this unique function arranged by Director General, AIR, New Delhi, there was a tremendous response from Public and press. The hall with a capacity of 800 was full with enthusiastic audience. Every thing went on as planned. The entire programme was received very well. Another interesting feature was that it was arranged on International Music Day. It was really a fitting contribution by AIR for the music world by releasing 6 very special CDs of two Great Musicians of India. The CDs were released by Padmabhushan, Dr.N.Rajam, a renowned Violinst. The function was presided by Sri.P.K.Subhas, Additonal Director General, AIR, Southern Region. Dr.K.Vageesh, Consultant and Smt.Shalini Mittal, from the Directorate also participated in the function. They guided and cooperated with us in making this function a grand success. 

The CDs which were released were sold like hot cakes. 435 CDs worth Rs.70,194 were sold out within 3 hours. National, Regional and Local News papers and T.V. Channels gave very good publicity and wide coverage and review for this event. Please find few such press cuttings. 

I request you kindly go through the press cuttings pertaining to CD release function and Music Concert. 

With regards, 


Station Director,AIR Dharwad

Redoubtable Dr.K.Vageesh added:
The CD release function ( of Dr Gangubai Hangal & Pt Basavaraj Rajguru ) held at Dharwad on the World Music Day was a grand show with a packed audience in the auditorium.

The two sons of Dr Gangubai , wife and son of Pt Rajguru Were present there and there was all round appreciation for the role of AIR in propagating Clas Music thru these releases.

There was a tremendous response for the release and the CD sales collection was around Rs 70,000/within few hours of the release.

The concert that followed the release function - violin recital by Dr.N.Rajam and vocal recital by Pt Kaivalya kr Garav kept the audience spell bound.

The Hindu carried a write up one day before the release function and the whole event got xlent coverage in all the Newspapers

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