Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha

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Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha School of Performing Arts from a distance.JPG
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School type Music and dance school
Motto Center of Excellence for Performing Arts
Established 1986

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha (or ISS) was established in 1986 at Indiranagar, Bangalore in the state of Karnataka in India as a school for Indian classical music and dance.[1] In 2004, the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha's cultural complex, Purandara Bhavana, was inaugurated by former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.[2]


Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha focusses on Indian classical music and Indian classical dance. The organisation has drafted their own syllabus. Workshops are conducted with respect to voice culture and singing.[3][4]


International Music & Dance Conference[edit]

To bring out the research work of musicians whose works are unrecognised, the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha conducts National and International Conferences every three years. 'Africa Meets Asia', an international conference conducted in 2008 brought artistes from different parts of the world on a single platform.[5][6][7] In 2011 ISS organised a conference with the theme "Rhythm and Melodies in World Music", national and international scholars took part in the demonstrations.[8][9] In 2014, the third international music and dance festival was organised with the theme "Classical Forms in World Music".[10]

Annual Music and Dance festival[edit]

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha organises an annual Music and Dance festival every year.[11]

Purandara award[edit]

On the occasion of the annual Music and Dance festival, Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha confers a Purandara award to those in Indian classical music and dance who have contributed to the field. Winners are:

  • Dr M Balamuralikrishna
  • C Saroja, C Lalitha (Bombay sisters)[12]
  • Lalgudi G Jayaraman[13]
  • Dr R K Srikantan[14]
  • Maya Rao[15]
  • Umayalpuram K.Sivaram[16]

Special programs[edit]

  • To Showcase the Indian puppetry art form Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha supported the Dhaatu Puppet Theater to organise the Dhaatu Puppet Festival 2013.[17][18]


  1. ^ "Promoting Indian Music Since 1986, an article on Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Purandara Bhavan Inaguration by Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  3. ^ "A New Home for Music, Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore, India". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  5. ^ "'Africa Meets Asia', an international conference in 2008". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Transcontinental delights,The international conference, Africa Meets Asia". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  7. ^ "International Conference, Africa Meets Asia". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  8. ^ ""Rhythm and Melodies in World Music" in Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha 2011". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  9. ^ "The world's rhythms will resound here in ISS 2011". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  10. ^ "ICMD 2014,ISS". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Annual Music & Dance Festival 2013". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  12. ^ "Purandara Award to Bombay Sisters". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Purandara Award to Lalgudi G Jayaraman". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  14. ^ "Purandara Award to R K Srikantan". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  15. ^ "Purandara Award to Maya Rao". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  16. ^ "Purandara Award to Umayalpuram K.Sivaram". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  17. ^ "Puppet Festival 2013 in Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  18. ^ "Puppet Festival 2013 in Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 

External links[edit]

Official website[edit]