Karunbithil Shibira

Karunbithil Shibira, an annual musical camp being held in the remote village of Nidle, situated on the Dharmasthala - Nelliady Road, since the year 2000, helping the music students in learning and inspiring to learn more. Started as a get-together of Karunbithil family under the leadership of Violin  Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy of Chennai and his sisters, has now turned into a much awaited annual event for the devoted music students who come back to Nidle every year for the Karunbithil shibira. Beginning with a handful of students in the year 2000, for imparting awareness in Carnatic Music in a remote village of Nidle today has turned into a major event with the participation of more than 200 students.

The participating students coming from the entire DK district and far off places, eagerly await for the shibira to begin for a fresh bout of enjoyment to last for a full year. The Karunbithil Shibira which started as a family affair has turned into an extended family affair as all the participants and the visiting star artists become like members of a single family , sharing all the tasks of the shibira. The star artists and the stars borne out of the Karunbithil shibira gave much publicity for the shibira. International fame artists like Shri Lalgudy G Jayaraman, Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, Umayalapuram K Shivaraman, Smt.Bombay Jayashree, Shri T M Krishna, Shri Abhishek Raghuram, are only a few who were the guests and resource persons who came to Karunbithil Shibira.

This year the curtains are getting ready to be raised for the shibira on ​23rd of this month​ with ​V V Subrahmanyam​, a legendary violinist, Vid. Neyveli Santhanagopalan a world renowned carnatic vocalist, Vid. Udupi Gopalakrishnan, a senior Carnatic Musician and Vid. Srimushnam V Raja Rao, a great Mridangist as the resource persons. All these artists are well known across the world and have their own achievements to their credit. This year the shibira is going to have more interesting innovative surprises to the participants, including surprise concerts, full fledged performing opportunity to every participant with violin and mridangam, magic shows, quiz, lecture demonstrations and other surprises including an opportunity to know the star artists from a closer view. ​

Another attraction of this year is the participation of star artists like ​Shri Neyveli R Narayanan​, ​Shri V V S Murari​, ​Shri Vishaal Sapuram​ as participants volunteering to the success of the Karunbithil Shibira. The curtains of this years Karunbithil Shibira will be drawn with a concert by the legendary vocalist Vid. Neyveli Santhanagopalan on the 27th of this month​ waiting for the next years get-together.

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