Rhythm is the heart beat of music the world over. We love putting together young rhythm talent each year for Jack Fruit. Directing a scintillating taala-vaadya this summer is the young but veteran rhythm geniuses of Bangalore, Giridhar Udupa and Jayachandra Rao. 11 children playing 13 instruments — talk about versatility! This show is going to light up the stage! The players (all of them under 15) — Rakshith Sharma (Mridangam and Drums), M S Sukrut (Mridangam and Narikela Vaadya), Naga Srinidhi (Konnakol), Anil Kumar (Tavil), Vishaak K B (Khanjira), Karthik K V (Morsing), Pranav Rao (Hindustani Konakkol), Rahul Ravi (Pakhawaj and Tabla), Jagmitra Lingade (Tabla, Aurangabad), Shailesha (Maddale) and Madhu (Chande). Shailesha and Madhu are from Udupi.