Thursday, February 18, 2010
Yakshaganada Gana Kogile Halady Raghavendra Mayya.
Yakshagana (Tulu/Kannada: ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ) is a dance drama popular in coastal and Malenadu regions of Karnataka, India. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre. Yakshagana is popular in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga and Kasaragod district of Kerala. Yakshagana is gaining popularity in Bengaluru since a few years. It has drawn comparisons to the Western tradition of opera. Actors wear costumes and enact various roles. Traditionally, Yakshagana would go on all night. It is sometimes simply called as Aataā in both Kannada and Tulu, meaning "play". Yaksha-gana literally means the song (gana) of a Yaksha. Yakshas were an exotic tribe mentioned in the Sanskrit literature of ancient India.
Well known Background Singers (Bhagawatike)
Late Nalluru Mariyappa Achar, Late Agari Srinivasa Bhagavata, Smt. Leela Baipadithaya (The only lady singer in Yakshagana),Maindappa Rai, Ira Gopala Krishna bhagavata, Balipa Narayana Bhagavatharu, Kadatoka Manjunath Bhagavataru, Late Damodara Mandechcha, Puttige Raghuram Holla, Tenkabail Thirumaleshwara Shastry, Dinesh Ammannaya, Padyana Ganapathi Bhat,Polya Laxminarayana Shetty, Balipa Prasada bhagavata, Balipa shivashankara bhagavata, Late Kadatoka Krishna Bhagavatharu, late GR Kalinga Navuda, Nebbooru Narayana Hegde, Subramanya Dhareshwara, K P Hegade Golagodu, Heranjal Gopala Ganiga, Raghavendra Mayya, H Suresh Shetty, Narayanappa Uppur, Vidhwan Ganapathi Bhat, Gopal Bhat, Jogi, Raghavendra Achari, Nelluru Narayana, Kolagi Keshava hegde, Kolagi Madhava Bhat, Narayana Shabaraya, A T Yejneshwara Sagara, and others.