TYPF leads social change through youth
The musical evenings at ‘Impromptu’ culminated in the celebration of the festival 10 Years in 10 Days which was recently organised by the YP Foundation at India Habitat Centre.
Not just youth but people from all age groups, who have been associated with the organisation at any point in time, came back to make their presence felt and strengthen their relationship with the cause.
A number of performances and community arts collaborated over two days to execute Impromptu.
The festival featured 47 artists, musicians, change-makers, professionals and organisations from different walks of life, across 13 venues in Delhi and reached out to over 2000 youngsters across the City.
Its aim was to highlight the diversity and strength of youth-led social change in India, across issues of education, governance, health, arts and digital media.
The programme began with a melodious Ganesh vandana by The Manzil Mystics. A group of young musicians, who were a part of Silhouette’s The Open House Series with their trainers Chayan Adhikari (Advaita), Adhir Gosh (Five 8) and Abhishek Mangla performed as part of The Manzil Mystics.
Therafter performances by Suhail Yusuf Khan from Advaita and a hip-hip performance by Tiny Drops and Music Basti, with rappers from Two Shades lit up the stage.
The evening continued with jazz-fusion collaborative duo Adil and Vasundhara, with a special appearance by Ishita Chaudhry, founder and CEO of The YP Foundation.
The Yellow Brick Project, a young performers collective, played a number of songs from their upcoming musical Dirty Laundry.
The evening culminated with an electric performance by Them Clones, an alternative rock band from Delhi.
The next day was even more elaborate with a screening of an AV screening featuring works of the foundation in the last decade and a photography exhibition by Parikrama’s Nitin Malik.
The Raghu Dixit Project then took the stage and with their peculiar style entertained the audience with classics such as No Man Will Ever Love You Like I Do, Mysore Se Ayi and Ambar.
The concert also featured clarinetist and composer Shankar Tucker, from The Shruti Box fame.
On the occasion of 10 year celebration, Raghu of the Raghu Dixit Project said, “It is amazing to see an organisation that is youth-led and run, make such a big difference to our society and remain so contemporary and current. We have been more than happy to support them and are extremely proud of their reaching 10 successful years!”
Ishita Chaudhry, founder and CEO said, “TYPF has had the most incredible journey of 3,50,000 young people who have each been entrepreneurs and innovators. Together, we have engaged diverse youth movements, to build awareness and effect policy changes in the areas of the arts, governance, education, gender and health.
10 years in 10 days is a festival that supports youth-led social change in India. It’s a celebration of the vibrance, spirit and innovation of young people across the country.”