Dr Kanada Narahari (Kanada Raghava) was born in Manchikeri, a small village in western ghats, Karnataka, India to his illustrious parents, Vidvan Narahari Keshava Bhat and Sumangala Bhat. His father Vidvan Narahari Keshava Bhat is a renowned Sanskrit scholar, poet and author of many works in Sanskrit on theatre plays and Yakshagaana, a form of traditional performing art
At the exciting age of 22, he initially spent a year under Subrahmanya Hegade, he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pundit Sanjeev Korthi. Of course, while this incredible journey evolved, Dr Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic Doctor with BAMS degrees. This then allowed him to experiment the healing properties of Indian Classical music and began to infuse music into his therapeutic practice. He has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player having performed widely in India, Nepal and South Africa.
In this recital he shall be accompanied by veteran South African tabla player, Sri Rajish Lutchman. Rajish hails from a family where music, classical and devotional, is a part of its heritage. After initial studies under his father, Sri Lutchman Ganpat, he studied under Sri Ismail Cassim Tai, who was a student of South Africa doyen of classical and Qawwali, Ustad Sultan Khan.
Don't miss Dr Kanada live at Sibaya, iZulu Theatre at 2:30pm on Saturday 22 July.