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Entertainment Programs

Today’s children and the youth have to constantly become aware of our art and culture by witnessing the great contributions in the field of art and entertainment (“Saadhane”). AKKA celebrates the glorious traditions of art, theater and entertainment by bringing to you the performances of experienced and diversely talented artists (“Sambrama”). The tender talents of the kids and the blossoming talents of the youth have to become a continuum as a tradition of generations (“Sankalpa”).

Below is a 10,000 feet view of the best of the best entertainment programs presented by international (including star performers from Karnataka), national and local Kannada talents. Come grab a seat in the McEnery Convention center to witness an enriching journey and a lifetime experience that will indulge, invigorate and energize your spirits!

Program Name Director City State
SAMBHRAMA– Opening Ceremony Nirmala Madhava Santa Clara CA
AKKA Adrushtadhipati Puneeth Rajkumar Bengaluru KA
Fusion music Shashank Subramanyam & Chakrafonics Bengaluru KA
Musical Night V. Harikrishna Bengaluru KA
Standup Comedy Prof. Krishne Gowda Bengaluru KA
A Story and A Song Aparna Sindhoor Los Angeles CA
 
Program Name Director City State
Chitrapata Dr. Chandra Aithal Los Angeles CA
NRI-Non Respected Indian Savitha and Anantharam Kalya Phoenix AZ
Aakarshane Manjunath Heggere Johnstown PA
Muddannana Promotion Prasanga Sharmila Vidyadhara Milpitas CA
Pushparani Vani Kulkarni Sunnyvale CA
Varalakshmi Avantara Shankar Devanhalli Saint Louis MO
Karwar To Mangalore Konkan Express Dr. Vivek Shanbhag San Jose CA
Deviyara Mahaathme Nandini Kambi Frisco TX
Kannadada Lakshmipathy Suresh Krishnaiah Milwaukee WI
Pouranika Natakagalu Nagaraj Sangapura Bengaluru KA
 
Program Name Director City State
Navadrushya Nirmala Madhava Santa Clara CA
Vijayanagara Vybhava Dr. Sanjay Shantaram and Kalasri Asha Gopal Phoenix AZ
Gokula Nirgamana Alamelu Iyengar Saratoga CA
Roopa Viroopa Vidyalatha Jeerage Santa Clara CA
 
Program Name Director City State
Kathak Bahaar Akhila Rao Dallas TX
Kuvempu kanda Kannada mattu Karnataka Padmini Achchi Bengaluru KA
Krishnanaagamana Ramya Reddy San Jose CA
Karnataka da degulagalu Nandini Javagal Cupertino CA
Bommanahalliya Kindari Jogi Veena Madhure & Naina Shastri Tri Valley CA
Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya Mysore B Nagaraj Bengaluru KA
Sadhaneya Sadagara Chinmayi Bettadapur San Francisco CA
Janapada Sinchana Aparna Doddamalur Pleasanton CA
Tribal Bamboo Folk dance Sandhya Kedlaya San Jose CA
Dance Jugalbandi - Tandava & Navarasa Ramayana Tanvi Rao & Bharath Ram Bengaluru KA
Narthisidalu Nita Mallya Phoenix AZ
Haava Bhava Rahita Nrutya Chethana Pandit Portland OR
 
Program Name Director City State
Moods Of Mandolin N.S. Prasad Bengaluru KA
Cheluva Kannada Nadu Ustad Rais Khan & Ustad Hafiz Khan Bengaluru KA
Folk Troupes - Janapada Mela Narasimha Murthy Bengaluru KA
haaDONa banni Sandhya Gayathri Cupertino CA
Raaga - Sangeeta Sandhya Anjan Srinivas Cupertino CA
Cosmos ATMA Junior Band K.R. Padmini Bengaluru KA
VikasiTAranga Nachiketa Yakkundi Cupertino CA
Haadu Ondhu Songu Nandini Kambi Frisco TX
Spoorthi Shuba Gunapu Santa Clara CA
Chinnara Chilipili Nalini Keshav Union City CA
National Anthem Jugalbandi Young Adults Cupertino CA
 
Program Name Director City State
Yakshagana Vidya Kolyur Mangalore KA
Mahila Yakshagana Gouri Sastana Bengaluru KA
beLakina chitthAra (GlowArt) Vinay Hegde Bengaluru KA
Gandhada GuDi (Shadow Play) Team of Gampara Gumpu Sacramento CA
Stand Up Comedy Mahesh Shivashankar Sunnyvale CA
Mad Ads Kiran Jayanth Sunnyvale CA
Fashion Show Amita Bal Sunnyvale CA