The flavours of a music and dance festival hosted in a village set inside a valley are unique. Gunavante is small, lies some 18 kms from the town of Honnavar in Uttara Karnataka. The mighty Sharavathi river, fed in these drought times by the surging sea is to its north and the Western Ghats are to its east.
Gudiya Sambhrama is a unique festival; its promoters choose to host music and dance concerts and other performing arts in vintage temples in Bangalore and its neighbourhood.
Kalakshetra Foundation had to postpone its annual December season-time fest because its auditorium was damaged by cyclone Vardah that hit Chennai city in early December.
Some years ago, Bangalore's arts bodies which promote music and dance came together, formed an umbrella and floated what seems to have now become a well-known music contest and festival - one which provides the platform for some of the best young talents in this part of India.
Alva’s Virasat is a three-day cultural festival hosted in the town of Moodbidri in south Kanara, Karnataka. It brings professional artistes from across the country and of the region and provides for local people to enjoy the best of classical and folk music and dance.