Champu, Chhanda & Odishi Competition

Champu, Chhanda and Odissi (CCO) Competition

Champu Kavyaa with admixture of both prose and poem are known as Champu. In a Champu composition, every stanza starts with the same alphabet. This is sung in Raagaa and Talaa. There is no Taan in this style of singing.

Chhanda: The main characteristic of these verses is the stress on rhythm. Every Padaa of a Chhanda is sung in the same swara. Singers sing from the Odia language epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and from the Indian Puranas.

In Indian traditional style of music, the first stanza of a song which is known as Sthayee in Hindustani Music or Gosha/Druba Pada in Odiya Music, usually get repeated after each succeeding stanzas (Antraahs). Also, the Sthayee sounds different than the Antraahs in most music composition.
Chhanda is a deviation from these 2 standard rules of song composition. In a Chhanda, there is no distinction of Sthayee and Antraahs. Singer starts from first stanza and finishes the whole songs without repeating the first stanza. Also, all the stanzas get the same tune.

Odissi music belongs to the genre of Classical music of India and has its origin in the state of Odisha. Out of five main branches of Indian Classical music such as Avanti, Panchali, Udramagadhi, Hindustani and Carnatic, Udramagadhi exists in the form of Odissi music. Odissi songs traditionally depict the love and frolics of Radha and Lord Krishna. The classical Odissi dance is also performed with Odissi music. All songs of Odissi are sung in specific ���Raagas’ and ‘Taals‘. The typical singing style of Odissi starts with a short ‘Aalap’, followed by the main song ‘Prabandha’. ‘Taan’ is used in the form of ’Sargam’ and it usually comes at the end of the song. It is set to the beats and pauses of the ���Taal‘. Most of the Odissi songs are written by the renowned lyricists such as Jayadev, Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja, Banamali, Deenakrushna, Kavisurya Baladev Rath, Gopalakrushna, Birakishore Dev etc.

Champu, Chhanda and Odissi (CCO) Competition – Vocal

Odissi, Champu and Chhanda music competition is being part of one of the various competitions since NJ OSA Convention – 2009. This competition is to promote and recognize the classical singing of Odia musical treasures including Odissi, Champu and Chhanda by young Odias in North America. This program��is conceived by Mrs. Lata Misra.

 

Eligibility for CCO Vocal:

Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration. Multiple Participants belong to any particular OSA Chapter are allowed.

 

Age Groups:

  • Junior: 7 ��� 12 years of age
  • Senior: 13 ����� 18 years of age

 

Rules & Regulation:

  • Each participant is required to sign up using form in Register to Participate section below.
  • Each participant can chose any one type of song from Odissi, Champu and Chhanda.
  • Participant must submit a sample previous performance recording in MP3 format for screening.
  • All entries will be screened to confirm your participation based on the sample MP3 provided during the registration.
  • Participant can sing the song in the competition by memorizing the song or direct reading the song.
  • Each participants can perform a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • All participants have to seat together at the competition dais during the performance.

 

Participants who choose to play with live accompaniment must participate for a rehearsal with Harmonium and Tabla accompanists, the day before the competition at the convention venue. Convention cultural committee will arrange the accompanists. The venue/time will be intimated to all participants through email��or phone.

 

Participants who choose to play with a Karaoke track, need to submit the music with Signup form. The karaoke track needs to be in a format that can be played on a Standard CD player.

A panel of three judges with decent knowledge of Odissi/Champu/Chhanda music will judge the competition.  Judges decisions are final. The judgment will be done in 3 areas

  1. Sur
  2. Taal and Laya
  3. Presentation and Improvisation.

Champu, Chhanda and Odissi(CCO) Competition ����� Instrumental

OSA is proud to introduce a CCO instrumental competition at OSA Convention 2015. This will provide our children that play instruments with a platform to showcase their talent. Instruments such as the flute, violin, harmonium and guitar are encouraged. Please note that percussion instruments such as the tabla, drums, pakhawaj etc. are not included in this competition.

 

Eligibility, Rules and Regulation for Instrumental Competition

To start, this year, there will be one age group between 12 and 18 years old.

A minimum of 5 participants required for the competition.

  • Participants must be registered for the OSA convention through individual or family registration.
  • Each participant is required to sign up using form in Register to Participate section below.
  • Each participant can choose any one type of song from Odissi, Champu and Chhanda to play on instruments.
  • Each participants can perform a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • All participants have to seat together at the competition dais during the performance.

 

Participant can choose to play with live accompaniment (Harmonium, Tabla or Pakhawaj) or play on a karaoke track.

Participants who choose to play with live accompaniment will get a chance for rehearsal just one day before convention at the convention place. Convention cultural committee will arrange the accompanists. The venue/time will be intimated to all participants through email or phone.

Participants who choose to play with a Karaoke track, need to submit the music with Signup form. The karaoke track needs to be in a format that can be played on a Standard CD player.

 

Awards:

Cash prizes will be awarded to the participants for each group.
Additionally Certificates will be given to all the participants by the Convention cultural committee.

 

Location:             RICC
Date & Time:     �� July 3rd, 2016; Time: To be announced

Coordinator –    �� ����    ��        Leena Ray, Mohaswata Barik, Legum Ray, Leena Sahu

 

Contact Details –   OsaChampuChanda2016@gmail.com

Please contact OsaBostonCultural@gmail.com for further information.

Questions regarding the CCO competition can be emailed to OsaBostonCultural@gmail.com

 


NOTE : The registration is already closed for this event.