Somashekar Jois Konnakkol Exponent Profile
Somashekar Jois
Konnakkol, Music
Somashekar Jois Konnakkol Exponent  Profile

Somashekar Jois B.R is a National Award-Winning, Multi-Faceted Musician blazing his way through the professional performing arts as a Konnakkol & Mridangam Artist, Vocalist, Music Composer, Theatre artist & an qualified Audio Engineer. He is currently working with Reliance Broadcast Network (92.7 BIG FM) as Regional Music Head – South India.

Somashekar Jois B.R inherited the Musical Traits of his parents & started learning Mridangam at the age of 6, under the tutelage of Late Ghatam Vidwan Shri K N Krishnamurthy in Bangalore. He is a 1st Rank holder in Vidwat Proficiency, 3rd Rank in Senior as well as Junior Mridangam Examination conducted by Karnataka State Board. He is a proud recipient of Central Government HRD Scholarship. He is currently undergoing Advanced Mridangam Training under Kalaimamani Vidwan Shri K V Prasad from Chennai.

Somashekar Jois B.R is currently specializing in Konnakkol, A Traditional Artform seen in reciting or vocally/orally articulating Carnatic Percussion Syllables. He is the Disciple of Mridangam & Konnakkol Vidwan Shri B C Manjunath. He is currently ‘A Grade Artist in Konnakkol’ from All India Radio, Bangalore. He has won 1st Prize National Award for a Special Lecture Demonstration on Konnakkol, in Akashvani Annual Awards 2011 from Prasar Bharathi, New Delhi. This Special program was named ‘Mareyaguttiruva Aparoopada Kale – Konnakkol’ meaning Konnakkol – A Waning Traditional Artform.

Somashekar Jois B.R has presented Lecture Demonstrations on Konnakkol at prestigious events like Bangalore Gayana Samaja Annual Music Conference, Suswaralaya College of Music, Mysore JSS Sangeetha Sabha etc. He has been closely associated with popular ensembles such as LayaLavanya, LayaMilana etc. He has performed with present greats/vidwans such as Sri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, Sri B.K.Chandramouli, Sri Denkanikottai Mani, Sri, N Amrit, Sri H.S.Sudhindra, Smt M.S.Sheela, Smt R.N.Srilatha, Sri Pravin Godkhindi & also performed in prestigious events such as Mysore Dasara, Bangalore Habba, Vishwa Kannada Sammelana, Percussive Arts Centre, AIR Invited Audience Program, DD SRSN Program etc.

Contact Details and Biodata
Somashekar Jois. B. R #66
’Shashwathi’
2nd Cross
Balaji Layout
Subramanyapura Post
Uttarahalli
Bangalore-560061.
9019040321
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