SwarTaal – Dr. Prakash Sontakke

SwarTaal – Dr. Prakash Sontakke

Ticket Price: ₹ 400
Genre:Indian Classical Music
Duration:90 minutes
Age:5 years and above
Cast:Dr. Prakash Sontakke
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sun-30-Sep | 03:00 PM

Swartaal is a four-day festival of music and dance bringing together the Whitefield community.
Each evening there will be performances by professional artistes. The morning shows over the weekend will include performances by young performers from the Whitefield area.
The Swartaal Festival is presented by Jagriti Theatre and Community Partner- Whitefield Rising.

Dr. Prakash Sontakke

Dr. Prakash Sontakke is a multifaceted musician and innovator, based in Bengaluru (India) with international awards – he won a Grammy for his path-breaking music composed and rendered with musicians from abroad (album ‘Winds of samsara’). He is also a well-known slide guitar artiste, broadcasting Indian classical music. He has performed in various genre including experimental fusion, jazz and Sufi. He also has a solid background and training in classical Hindustani music.

His awards include the Independent World Music Award of USA and the Nashville award for composers (besides the Grammy) He has toured abroad extensively on concert engagements, and performed with saxophone maestro Ian Bellamy and Norwegian drummer Thomas Stronen, and also collaborated with Peruvian guitarist for Latin music. In terms of innovation in music, he is among the leading artistes of India.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.