Janapade Jathre at Lalbagh

The Bengaluru Habba has had meant a bonanza for us…theatre,music,and dance at various venues all over the city…and all of it free!

Yesterday I could not make it to the Palace Grounds where I had wanted to hear the Ronu Majumdar/Kadri Gopalnath jugalbandi…but instead, I went to Lalbagh, and enjoyed the wintry evening, and after going around the park, wound up at the Janapade Jathre at the Kempe Gowda tower area. There, sitting on a sheet rock that is amongst the oldest known to man on the surface of the earth, I sat and enjoyed the Dollu Kunitha and the dances…

Here are some of the dancers and drummers:

Dollu Kunitha at Janapade Jathre Lalbagh 091207

And here’s a section of the audience (yes, I did buy peanuts from that girl and sat contentedly munching on them!)

audience on the rocks janapada jathre lalbagh 091207

And for those of you who are interested…the Spot-Billed Pelican, a winter visitor to our city, can now be seen at Lalbagh in the evening as well…here’s one of the birds on the lake:

spot-billed pelican lake lalbagh 091207

Birders and photographers are vying to get a good view of these birds!

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