Present your art to maestros.

Imagine you get a chance to showcase your talent in dance or music to maestros like Shankar Mahadevan, Talat Aziz, Purbayan Chatterjee, Jayateerth Mevundi, Praveen Godkindi, Yogesh Samsi, Satish Vyas, Debopriya Chatterjee, Ajay Joglekar, and Rujuta Soman!.

SAMMAAN can make it happen. SAMMAAN is a worldwide talent hunt in Indian music and dance. It brings you a rare opportunity to perform in front of maestros and to learn from the direct feedback you get from them. And the best part, the entire contest - from selection to finale as well as the mentorship would be online! So now you can connect with the greatest maestros of your field simply from the comfort of your homes.


The reward of SAMMAAN.
A deeper connection with your art.

SAMMAAN will not just showcase talent, but also nurture it. Artists who win at SAMMAAN will get a masterclass from a maestro who is their idol, and get a scholarship to pursue a higher study in their field of art.

Listen to Shankar Mahadevan talk about what makes SAMMAAN a unique contest!


Who can take part in SAMMAAN.

A one-of-its kind contest, SAMMAAN is open to singers, instrumentalists and dancers from around the world. Those between the ages of 6 and 14 can participate in the Children category. And those of ages 14+ can participate in the Adults category. If you are multitalented, feel free to participate in more than one genre!


SAMMAAN invites artists across these genres: 

  • Vocals: Hindustani, Carnatic, Dhrupad, Ghazal, Devotional songs, Movie songs, Folk songs
  • Dance: Kathak, Bharatnatyam 
  • Instruments: Wind Instruments, String Instruments, Percussion Instruments


The Grand Finale will take place in front of maestros in an online music festival where the winner would perform and showcase your talent to the maestros and get direct feedback from them!


How to participate.

All you’ve got to do to participate is register yourself, after reading our Terms and Conditions. Registration closes on 15th August 2020, 3 pm IST. Submission of audio/videos may be completed after the registration. Last date for submission is 15th August 2020, 3 PM IST. The participation fee is INR 499, USD 9.99.