Concerts of Nachiketa Yakkundi
o Saturday the 1st – Solo harmonium debut concert of my daughter Ambhranee Yakkundi, organised by SR Fine Arts; Community of Infinite Spirit (Divine Science), 1540 Hicks Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125; 5:15 PM; Arush Joshi (T.) This concert is free and open to everyone.
o Sunday the 26th – Global Basava Jayanti Celebrations – As a result of the worldwide tumult caused by COVID-19, this year the annual event was held live online. It was be a truly global event, with Basava associations from all over the world participating. Prominent speakers who addressed the occasion were India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka's Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa. The Veerashaiva Samaja of North America afforded me the glorious opportunity to perform vachanas for a short duration during these august celebrations. Here is the video of the two vachanas that I performed.
o Saturday the 13th – Ekata – an online concert organised by UC Berkeley Dil Se to raise funds for the Black Lives Matter movement; 3:00 PM US/Pacific via YouTube Live at http://tinyurl.com/ucberkeleydilse
o Sunday the 21st – Sangeetotsava – an online concert organised by Nataraj Sangeet Vidyalaya - Bagalkot through the eminent tabla artist Keshav Joshi; 7:30 AM US/Pacific (8:00 PM India) via Facebook Live
o Sunday the 5th – Rungmunch – online live interview of the doyen of Hindustani music Dr. Prabha Atre by Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and myself; 7:00 PM US/Pacific (7:30 AM India on Monday the 6th) via Facebook Live
o Thursday the 9th – Online concert – organised by Kannada Cultural Association - Southern California; 7:30 PM US/Pacific (8:00 AM India on Friday the 10th) via Facebook Live
o Sunday the 2nd – Hindustani vocal concert of my son Rochan Yakkundi, organised by SR Fine Arts; harmonium accompaniment is by my daughter Ambhranee Yakkundi; 7:00 PM US/Pacific (7:30 AM India on Monday the 3rd) via Facebook Live